Engin Ipek

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

CSB Room 711

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY 14627

Phone: +1 (585) 275-1420

Fax: +1 (585) 275-5671

Email: drenginipek@gmail.com

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, I was a researcher in the Computer Architecture Group at Microsoft Research (2007-2009). My research interests are in the broad area of computer architecture, with an emphasis on high-performance memory systems and energy-efficient computing.

I received the 2014 IEEE Computer Society TCCA Young Computer Architect Award, an NSF CAREER award, an ASPLOS 2010 best paper award, two IEEE MICRO Top Picks awards, an HPCA 2016 distinguished paper award, and was invited to publish a Communications of the ACM Research Highlights article.

Selected Publications (All publications on my CV)

  1. Memristive Boltzmann Machine: A Hardware Accelerator for Combinatorial Optimization and Deep Learning (HPCA’16) Distinguished Paper Award

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

  3. Back To the Future: Current-Mode Processors in the Era of Deeply Scaled CMOS (TVLSI'15)

  4. Reducing Switching Latency and Energy in STT-MRAM Caches with Field-Assisted Writing (TVLSI'15)

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

  6. AC-DIMM: Associative Computing with STT-MRAM (ISCA’13)

  7. PARDIS: A Programmable Memory Controller for the DDRx Interfacing Standards (ISCA’12) IEEE Micro Top Picks

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

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

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

  11. Better I/O Through Byte-Addressable, Persistent Memory (SOSP’09)

  12. Architecting Phase-Change Memory as a Scalable DRAM Alternative (ISCA’09) IEEE Micro Top Picks, CACM Research Highlights

  13. Coordinated Management of Multiple Interacting Resources in CMPs: A Machine Learning Approach (MICRO’08)

  14. Self-Optimizing Memory Controllers: A Reinforcement Learning Approach (ISCA’08)

  15. Core Fusion: Accommodating Software Diversity in Chip Multiprocessors (ISCA’07)

  16. Efficiently Exploring Architectural Design Spaces via Predictive Modeling (ASPLOS’06)


  1. Computer Architecture

  2. Advanced Topics in Memory Systems

  3. Analytical and Stochastic Modeling of Computer Systems

Professional Activities

  1. Conference Program Committee: 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)

Past Ph.D. Students

  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

Current Ph.D. Students

  1. Mahdi Nazm Bojnordi, ECE

  2. Shibo Wang, CS

  3. Benjamin Feinberg, ECE

  4. Isaac Richter, ECE

MSR Interns

  1. Janani Mukundan, Cornell University, Summer’09.

  2. Ramazan Bitirgen, Cornell University, Spring’08.

  3. Biplab Deka, IIT Kanpur, Summer’08.