Wen-mei HWU

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Wen‐Mei W. Hwu is a Professor and holds the Sanders‐AMD Endowed Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign. His research interests are in the area of architecture, implementation, compilation, and algorithms for parallel computing. He is the chief scientist of Parallel Computing Institute and director of the IMPACT research group. He is a co‐founder and CTO of MulticoreWare. He is the instructor for the Coursera Heterogeneous Parallel Programming course which has been taken by more than 60,000 students. For his contributions in research and teaching, he received the ACM SigArch Maurice Wilkes Award, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the EKN Holmes MacDonaldOutstanding Teaching Award, the ISCA Influential Paper Award, the IEEE Computer Society B. R. Rau Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award in Computer Science of the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of IEEE and ACM. He directs the UIUC CUDA Center of Excellence and serves as one of the principal investigators of the NSF Blue Waters Petascale computer project. Dr. Hwu received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.