Christopher Batten promoted to Associate Professor

ECE’s Christopher Batten has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor effective November 1, 2016.

ECE’s Christopher Batten has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor following approval from the Cornell Engineering Board of Trustees, effective November 1, 2016.

Prof. Batten joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University in January 2010 as an assistant professor. 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.

"I have been fortunate to lead a tremendous group of talented graduate and undergraduate students within my research lab and to collaborate with many wonderful colleagues at Cornell,” said Batten. “I am proud of the work we have accomplished over the past six years as we attempt to re-architect the software and hardware of future computing systems and to build prototype systems to demonstrate some of our key research ideas."

Prof. Batten’s primary research interest is in energy-efficient parallel computer architecture for both high-performance and embedded applications. He has made key research contributions in programmable accelerator-based architectures and new frameworks to enable more productive chip design. His research group is well known for using a vertically integrated research methodology spanning applications, runtimes, compilers, instruction set design, microarchitecture and VLSI implementation.

Prof. Batten’s research has been recognized with several awards including a Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award (2015), an AFOSR Young Investigator Program award (2015), an Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program award (2013), an NSF CAREER award (2012), a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2012) and an IEEE Micro Top Picks selection (2004). His teaching has been recognized with the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching (2016), a Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award (2013) and a James M. and Marsha D. McCormick Award for Outstanding Advising of First-Year Engineering Students (2013).

Prof. Batten received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2007 to 2009, Batten 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.

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