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Matt Farrens

Matthew K. Farrens

Professor and Vice Chair
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1989

Professor Farrens is interested in all aspects of computer architecture, with an emphasis on the architecture and design of high-performance single-chip processors. The primary focus of his research is in how to best use a limited number of resources to provide the highest possible performance. In particular, he has been looking at the potential and limits of Instruction Level Parallelism, ways to more effectively exploit the Memory Hierarchy, and techniques for reducing power requirements without sacrificing performance. Professor Farrens is an NSF Presidential Young Investigator award winner, on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Computers, and is also an active member of IEEE and ACM.

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Office: 3047 Kemper Hall
Phone: (530) 752-9678