Chen Ding

Chen Ding

  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Chair, Department of Computer Science

PhD, Rice University, 2000

Office Location
3407 Wegmans Hall
(585) 275-1373
Web Address


  • IPDPS best paper award, 2001
  • DOE Early Career Principal Investigator, 2001
  • NSF CAREER award, 2002
  • DragonStar lecturer, ICT China, 2008
  • IBM CAS faculty fellow, 2005-2009

Research Overview

Chen Ding is the recipient of a DOE Early Career Principal Investigator award and an NSF CAREER award. He joined URCS in July, 2000, after receiving his PhD at Rice University. His research is in program analysis and optimization, including computational and mathematical models of locality and parallelism and automatic and suggestion-based techniques for locality optimization, memory management and program parallelization. He is widely known for his work on reuse distance to formally characterize locality and optimize data movement in the memory hierarchy of modern computer systems.

Research Interests

  • Locality theory and optimization
  • Compilers and run-time systems to improve locality and parallelism
  • Memory management
  • Parallel programming
  • High-performance computing