Kevin Skadron is the founding director of the Center for Automata Processing, as well as the Henry Forsyth Professor and department chair of Computer Science, at the University of Virginia, where he has been on the faculty since 1999. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University, and his BS and BA degrees in Computer Engineering and Economics from Rice University. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a recipient of the ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes Award. Skadron's research interests include design and application of accelerators and heterogeneous architectures, including solutions to power, thermal, reliability, and programming challenges. To support research in these areas, he and his colleagues have developed the Rodinia benchmark suite for heterogeneous computing and contributed to the new SPEC ACCEL suite, as well as developing the HotSpot, VoltSpot, and ArchFP modeling tools.
Skadron Named ACM Fellow 2/12/16