Tom Conte holds a joint appointment in the Schools of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research is in the areas of computer architecture and compiler optimization, with emphasis on manycore architectures, microprocessor architectures, back-end compiler code generation, architectural performance evaluation and embedded computer system architectures.
Dr. Conte is the Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Computer Society. He's the past chair of the Computer Society's Awards Committee, past member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, past chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Microarchitecture (SIGMICRO), the past chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Microprogramming and Microarchitecture (TC-uARCH), and also a fellow of the IEEE. He is the editor in chief of ACM transactions on Architecture and Compiler Optimization, and was the editor in chief of the Journal of Instruction-Level Parallelism from 1997-2001, 2002-2005. He is or has been in the past an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Computer and IEEE Micro magazines. He is currently a candidate for 2015 President of the IEEE Computer Society.