Invited Speakers

Peter W. Sauer, Grainger Chair Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Pete Sauer is the Grainger Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at Illinois. He received his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1974 and 1977 respectively. He has been on the faculty at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1977 where he teaches courses and directs research on power systems and electric machines. His main contributions are in modeling and simulation of power system dynamics with applications to steady-state and transient stability analysis. From August 1991 to August 1992 Pete served as the Program Director for Power Systems in the Electrical and Communication Systems Division of the National Science Foundation in Washington D.C. He retired from the Air Force reserves as a Lt. Col. in 1998. He was a cofounder and chairman of PowerWorld Corporation, and a cofounder of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) where he served as the Illinois site director from 1996 to 2015. From 2011 to 2015 he served as the Vice President for Education in the IEEE Power and Energy Society. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

David Irwin, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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David Irwin is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he leads the Sustainable Computing Lab. His research focuses on designing, building, and analyzing experimental software systems with a particular emphasis on improving sustainability. This research cuts across multiple areas, including operating systems and virtualization, distributed systems and networking, embedded sensor systems, data analytics, security and privacy, and economics. He is the recipient of a NSF CAREER award and Google Faculty Research award. In addition, his HPDC '03 paper was recently selected as #4 of the twenty best papers to appear in the conference's first 20 years.

Thomas F. Wenisch, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan

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Thomas Wenisch is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, specializing in computer architecture. His prior research includes memory streaming for commercial server applications, computational sprinting, multiprocessor memory systems, memory disaggregation, and rigorous sampling-based performance evaluation methodologies. His ongoing work focuses on server and data center architectures, programming models for byte-addressable NVRAM, and architectural support for 3D medical image reconstruction. Wenisch received the NSF CAREER award in 2009. Prior to his academic career, Wenisch was a software developer at American Power Conversion, where he worked on data center thermal topology estimation. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.