Skip to main content

in this section

Christopher Batten

  • Christopher Batten
  • Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Address: 323 Frank H T Rhodes Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-2672
  • return to list


Christopher Batten is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and graduate field member of Computer Science at Cornell. He is a member of the Computer Systems Laboratory, which works on hardware and software techniques for improving the cost, performance, programmability, reliability, and energy efficiency of future computer systems. Professor Batten received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2007 to 2009, he was a visiting scholar in the Parallel Computing Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Batten received his M.Phil. in engineering as a Churchill Scholar at the University of Cambridge in 2000, and received his B.S. in electrical engineering as a Jefferson Scholar from the University of Virginia in 1999.

Research Interests

Professor Batten's primary research interest is in energy-efficient parallel computer architecture for both high-performance and embedded applications. He is also interested in parallel programming methodologies, hardware specialization, interconnection networks, VLSI chip-design methodologies, and the intersection between computer architecture and future emerging technologies.

Teaching Interests

Computer Architecture, VLSI Circuits and Systems

Selected Publications

Selected Awards and Honors

  • AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) 2015
  • Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award (College of Engineering, Cornell University) 2015
  • Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award (College of Engineering, Cornell University) 2013
  • NSF Early CAREER Award (National Science Foundation) 2012
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) 2012



  • BS (Electrical Engineering), University of Virginia, 1999
  • M.Phil (Engineering), University of Cambridge, 2000
  • Ph D (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010