Subramaniam Wins Best Student Presentation Award

December 17, 2006

(December 18, 2006)--Ph.D. student Samantika Subramaniam from the College's Computing Science and Systems (CSS) division was awarded the best student presentation award at the 39th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) in Orlando, Florida.  MICRO is one of the top conferences for academic and industrial research in microprocessor design and architecture.

Her paper, titled “Fire-and-Forget: Load/Store Scheduling with No Store Queue at All,” was among the 24% of all submissions accepted by MICRO, and was then voted by conference attendees as the best out of all student presenters. This is the second time that Samantika has been awarded a best student presentation recognition in 2006 which is a significant feat for a first year Ph.D. student. Earlier this year, she won an award at the 12th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) in Austin, Texas.

Overall, the College of Computing had an incredibly strong presence at MICRO this year, with one-sixth of all papers accepted authored by faculty and students, including one nominated for the best-paper award by graduate student Ranjith Subramanian and Assistant Professors Yannis Smaragdakis and Gabriel Loh titled “Adaptive Caches: Effective Shaping of Cache Behavior to Workloads”. Additional contributions at this conference include CSS Assistant Professor Michael Niemier serving on an invited panel on the future of nanotechnology and computer architecture, and CSS Assistant Professor Gabriel Loh serving as a session chair.

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