Computing's Santosh Pande Wins National Science Foundation's CPA Award

April 24, 2006

ATLANTA - April 25, 2006  Santosh Pande, College of Computing associate professor within the Computing Science and Systems (CSS) division and a member of SPARC was recently awarded a Computing Processes and Artifacts (CPA) grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Pande will receive $275,000 over the next three years for his project titled, "Compiler Optimizations for Network Processors."

Modern networking is no longer limited to routhing support, but rather has significant computational needs due to in-flight packet processing. Network processors are specialized in that they are embedded in the network and perform very high-speed processing at extremely high-line speeds. Compilers play a critical role in achieving this process by generating code for the network processors. Santosh Pande's project will investigate several optimizations to generate highly optimized code for network processors. The general goal is to investigate how one can improve the effectiveness of embedded processing by cleverly utilizing the context of embedding.

Santosh Pande has done extensive work in embedded systems and will be the General Chair of ACM's 2007 SIGPLAN/SIGBED Symposium on Languages, Compilers and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES) to be held at in San Diego, CA.