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Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

BARDD News: Articles Posted in 2015


Dec 2, 2015: FAMEbuilder 1.0 is released

Version 1.0 of FAMEbuilder has been released to the public; more information can be found here.

Oct 19, 2015: Dr. Penry presents paper at ICCCD 2015

Dr. Penry presented Improving the Interface Performance of Structural FAME Simulators through Scheduling on October 19 at the 2015 International Conference on Computer Design held in New York City, NY.

Sep 1, 2015: Connor Smith and Gustavo Rodriguez join the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Connor Smith to its ranks as an undergraduate research assistant and Gustavo Rodriguez as a graduate research assistant and MS student.

June 12, 2015: Michael has finished his degree!

Michael Chamberlain has successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations, Michael!

Apr 27, 2015: Eli Cahill joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Eli Cahill to its ranks as an undergraduate research assistant.

BARDD News: Articles Posted in 2014


May 1, 2014: Cameron Blocker, Glade Snyder, and Scott Russon join the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Cameron Blocker, Glade Snyder, and Scott Russon to its ranks as undergraduate research assistants.

January 1, 2014: Ryan has finished his degree!

Zhuo Ruan (Ryan) has successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations, Ryan!

BARDD News: Articles Posted in 2013


September 1, 2013: Michael Chamberlain joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Michael Chamberlain to its ranks as a graduate research assistant and MS student.

May 7, 2013: Tyler has finished his degree!

Tyler Harris has successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations, Tyler!

January 5, 2013: Samuel Grayson joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Samuel Grayson to its ranks as an undergraduate research assistant.

BARDD News: Articles Posted in 2012


September 1, 2012: Matthew Ashcraft joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Matthew Ashcraft to its ranks as a graduate research assistant and PhD student.

April 18, 2012: David has finished his degree!

David Greenland successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations, David!

BARDD News: Articles Posted in 2011


November 8, 2011: Addison Floyd joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Addison Floyd to its ranks as an undergraduate research assistant.

September 29, 2011: Eric W. Mackay joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Eric W. Mackay to its ranks as an undergraduate research assistant.

August 29, 2011: Daniel has finished his degree!

Daniel Richins successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations, Daniel!

Aug 1, 2011: Dr. Penry receives an NSF CAREER grant

Dr. Penry has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation for research leading to Compiler-Inserted Runtime Adaptation for Multicore Processors.

July 19, 2011: Dr. Penry presents paper at IC-SAMOS 2011

Dr. Penry presented ADL-Based Specification of Implementation Styles for Functional Simulators on July 19 at the 2011 International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation held in Samos, Greece.

April 12, 2011: Dr. Penry presents paper at ISPASS-2011

Dr. Penry presented A Single-Specification Principle for Functional-to-Timing Simulator Interface Design on April 12 at the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software held in Austin, Texas.

BARDD News: Articles Posted in 2010


Dec 16, 2010: Wei Dang joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Wei Dang to its ranks as a graduate research assistant and PhD student.

Oct 4, 2010: Zhuo Ruan presents paper at ISCAS 2010

Zhuo Ruan presented Elaboration-time Synthesis of High-level Language Constructs in SystemC-based Microarchitectural Simulators on October 4 at the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Sep 1, 2010: Ashray Malla joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Ashray Malla to its ranks as an undergraduate research assistant.

Aug 1, 2010: The BARDD group receives an NSF grant

Dr. Penry has been awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation's Computing and Communication Foundations Division for research leading to Assisted Partitioning and Automated Synthesis of Hybrid Manycore Simulators.

Jul 13, 2010: Cory Shirts joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Cory Shirts to its ranks as a graduate research assistant.

June 1, 2010: Dr. Penry presents paper at ISCAS 2010

Dr. Penry presented Partitioning and Synthesis for Hybrid Architecture Simulators on June 1 at the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems held in Paris, France.

May 17, 2010: Dr. Penry presents poster at CF 2010

Dr. Penry presented Exposing Parallelism and Locality in a Runtime Parallel Optimization Framework on May 17 at the 2010 ACM Internationa Conference on Computing Frontiers held in Bertinoro, Italy.

May 1, 2010: Kurtis Cahill joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Kurtis Cahill to its ranks as an undergraduate research assistant.

BARDD News: Articles Posted in 2009


Sep 1, 2009: David Greenland, Tyler Harris, and Daniel Richins join the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes David Greenland, Tyler Harris, and Daniel Richins to its ranks as graduate research assistants and bids farewell to Abhishek Pokhrel and Daniel Rich.

May 26, 2009: Koy has finished his degree!

Koy Rehme successfully defended his MS thesis, An Internal Representation for Adaptive Online Parallelization. Congratulations, Koy!

May 4, 2009: ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review paper appears

A paper which Dr. Penry authored entitled Multicore Diversity: A Software Developer's Nightmare has been published in ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review.

Jan 3, 2009: Jeremy Mickelson and Abhishek Pokhrel join the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Jeremy Mickelson and Abhishek Pokhrel to its ranks as undergraduate research assistants and bids farewell to David Ward and Michael Williams.

BARDD News: Articles Posted in 2008


July 30, 2008: BARDD group work mentioned in EE Times Europe

An July 30 article in EE Times Europe reports on the projects supported through the Microsoft Research Safe and Scalable Multicore Computing program.

June 21, 2008: Zhuo Ruan presents paper at WARP 2008

Graduate student Zhuo Ruan presented SPRI: Simulator Partitioning Research Infrastructure on June 21 at the 3rd Workshop on Architectural Research Prototyping held in conjunction with ISCA 35 in Beijing, China.

May 16, 2008: The BARDD group receives a Microsoft Research grant

Dr. Penry has been awarded a research grant from Microsoft Research under the Safe and Scalable Multicore Computing program for research on Runtime Packaging of Fine-Grained Parallelism and Locality.

May 1, 2008: David Ward joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes David Ward to its ranks as an undergraduate research assistant.

February 25, 2008: The BARDD group receives two grants

Dr. Penry has been awarded a $12,000 Research Initiation Grant from the College of Engineering and a $19,997 Mentoring Environment Grant from the Office of Research and Creative Activities, both for research on Adaptive Online Parallel Optimization.

Jan 15, 2008: Michael Williams joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Michael Williams to its ranks as an undergraduate research assistant.

BARDD News: Articles Posted in 2007


Sep 1, 2007: Daniel Rich joins the BARDD group

The BARDD group welcomes Daniel Rich to its ranks as an undergraduate research assistant.

August 20, 2007: IEEE CAL paper appears

A paper which Dr. Penry co-authored entitled UNISIM: An Open Simulation Environment and Library for Complex Architecture Design and Collaborative Development has been published in IEEE Computer Architecture Letters.

June 20, 2007: Adaptive Online Parallel Optimization discussed

Dr. Penry presented a position paper entitled You Can't Parallelize Just Once: Managing Manycore Diversity at the Manycore Computing Workshop in Seattle.

May 23, 2007: Simulator HW acceleration to be discussed

Dr. Penry will present An Infrastructure for HW/SW Partitioning and Synthesis of Architectural Simulators on June 9 at the 2007 Workshop on Architectural Research Prototyping held in conjunction with ISCA.

April 11, 2007: SIES paper to appear

Zhuo Ruan's paper, "A Dynamically Partial-reconfigurable FPGA-based Architecture for Data Processing on Space Solar Telescope" has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems.

February 7, 2007: The BARDD group receives funding

Dr. Penry has been awarded a $20,000 Research Initiation Grant from the College of Engineering for the proposal "Run-Time Parallelization for Multi-Core Architectures".

January 17, 2007: The BARDD group is founded

The first BARDD group meeting took place today with founding members Dr. David A. Penry, Koy Rehme, and Zhuo Ruan.