Engin Ipek

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

CSB Room 422

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY 14627

Phone: +1 (585) 275-1420

Fax: +1 (585) 275-5671

Email: ipek@cs.rochester.edu

I am an associate professor of Computer Science and of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester. I received my B.S. (2003), M.S. (2007), and Ph.D. (2008) degrees from Cornell University, all in  Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Rochester in 2009, I was a researcher in the Computer Architecture Group at Microsoft Research. My research interests are in the broad area of computer architecture, with an emphasis on high-performance memory systems, microprocessor design, architecture-circuit interaction, and energy-efficient computing.

Honors and Awards

  1. Honorable Mention for IEEE MICRO Top Picks, 2019.

  2. IEEE MICRO Top Picks in Computer Architecture, 2017.

  3. HPCA Distinguished Paper Award, 2016.

  4. IEEE Computer Society TCCA Young Computer Architect Award, 2014.

  5. IEEE MICRO Top Picks in Computer Architecture, 2013.

  6. ACM TOCS Invited Article, 2013.

  7. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2011.

  8. ASPLOS Best Paper Award, 2010.

  9. IEEE MICRO Top Picks in Computer Architecture, 2009.

  10. Communications of the ACM Research Highlights, 2008.

Selected Publications (All publications on my CV and on Google Scholar)

  1. Enabling Scientific Computing on Memristive Accelerators (ISCA'18)

  2. Making Memristive Neural Network Accelerators Reliable (HPCA'18)
    Honorable Mention for IEEE MICRO Top Picks.

  3. Voltage Regulator Efficiency Aware DVFS Power Management (ASPLOS'17)

  4. Reducing Data Movement Energy via Online Data Clustering and Encoding (MICRO'16)

  5. Memristive Boltzmann Machine: A Hardware Accelerator for Combinatorial Optimization and Deep Learning (HPCA’16)
    Distinguished Paper Award. IEEE MICRO Top Picks.

  6. Back To the Future: Current-Mode Processors in the Era of Deeply Scaled CMOS (TVLSI'16)

  7. Reducing Switching Latency and Energy in STT-MRAM Caches with Field-Assisted Writing (TVLSI'16)

  8. More is Less: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Data Movement via Opportunistic Use of Sparse Codes (MICRO'15)

  9. DESC: Energy Efficient Data Exchange using Synchronized Counters (MICRO’13)

  10. AC-DIMM: Associative Computing with STT-MRAM (ISCA’13) 100+ citations.

  11. PARDIS: A Programmable Memory Controller for the DDRx Interfacing Standards (ISCA’12)
    IEEE MICRO Top Picks. ACM TOCS Invited Article.

  12. A Resistive TCAM Accelerator for Data Intensive Computing (MICRO’11)

  13. Resistive Computation: Avoiding the Power-Wall with Low-Leakage, STT-MRAM Based Computing (ISCA’10) 100+ citations.

  14. Dynamically Replicated Memory: Building Reliable Systems from Nanoscale Resistive Memories (ASPLOS’10) 100+ citations.
    Best Paper Award.

  15. Phase-Change Technology and the Future of Main Memory (IEEE MICRO’10) 300+ citations.

  16. Phase-Change Memory Architecture and the Quest for Scalability (CACM’10) 100+ citations.

  17. Better I/O Through Byte-Addressable, Persistent Memory (SOSP’09) 700+ citations.

  18. Architecting Phase-Change Memory as a Scalable DRAM Alternative (ISCA’09) 1,200+ citations.
    IEEE MICRO Top Picks. CACM Research Highlights.

  19. Coordinated Management of Multiple Interacting Resources in CMPs: A Machine Learning Approach (MICRO’08) 200+ citations.

  20. Self-Optimizing Memory Controllers: A Reinforcement Learning Approach (ISCA’08) 300+ citations.

  21. Core Fusion: Accommodating Software Diversity in Chip Multiprocessors (ISCA’07) 300+ citations.

  22. Utilizing Dynamically Coupled Cores to Form a Resilient Chip Multiprocessor (DSN’07) 100+ citations.

  23. Efficiently Exploring Architectural Design Spaces via Predictive Modeling (ASPLOS’06) 300+ citations.

  24. An Approach to Performance Prediction for Parallel Applications (EuroPAR’05) 100+ citations.


  1. Computer Architecture

  2. Computer Organization

  3. Advanced Topics in Memory Systems

  4. Analytical and Stochastic Modeling of Computer Systems

Professional Activities

  1. Conference Program Committee: MICRO'18, IEEE MICRO Top Picks'18, HPCA'18, MICRO'17, DAC'17, HPCA'17, ICS'16, DAC'16, ISCA'16, HPCA'16, DAC'15, ISCA'15, HPCA'15, CF'14, NPC'14, MICRO'13, ICCD'13, MICRO'12, IISWC'12, ICCD'12, ISPASS’12, IPDPS’11, ICCD’11, ICCD’10, MICRO'09, ICCD'09

  2. Conference Organizing Committee: HPCA’12, ISCA’11, HPCA’11, IISWC’11, IISWC’10, IISWC'08

  3. Workshop Program Committee: HotPower'16, HotPower'13, NDCA’11, SMART’11, SMART'10

  4. Workshop Co-organizer: EAMA’10 (with ISCA), NDCA'09 (with MICRO), EAMA'09 (with HPCA)

Ph.D. Graduates

  1. Xiaochen Guo, Ph.D.'15, ECE
     First Job: Assistant Professor of ECE, Lehigh University

  2. Qing Guo, Ph.D.'15, CS
     First Job: Senior Architect, NVidia

  3. Yanwei Song, Ph.D.'16, ECE
     First Job: Software Developer, Tower Research Capital

  4. Yuxin Bai, Ph.D.'16, ECE
     First Job: Power and Performance Software Engineer, Apple

  5. Mahdi Nazm Bojnordi, Ph.D.'16, ECE
     First Job: Assistant Professor of CS, University of Utah

  6. Shibo Wang, Ph.D.'17, CS
     First Job: Software Engineer, Google

Current Ph.D. Students

  1. Benjamin Feinberg, ECE

  2. Darya Mikhailenko, ECE

  3. Ryan Wong, ECE