Computer Sciences Dept.

David A. Wood

Amar and Balinder Sohi Professor

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Research Interests

Computer architecture, parallel computing, memory systems, and performance evaluation.


Prof. David A. Wood is the Amar and Balinder Sohi Professor in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Dr. Wood received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1981) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1990), both at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Wood is an ACM Fellow (2005) and IEEE Fellow (2004), received the University of Wisconsin's H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship (1999) and Vilas Associate (2011), and received the National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator award (1991). Dr. Wood was named the Amar and Balinder Sohi Professor in Computer Science in 2016. Dr. Wood served as Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Architecture and Compiler Optimization (2004-2015) and Area Editor of ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (1995-2013), serves as Past Chair of ACM SIGARCH, served as Program Committee Chairman of ASPLOS-X (2002), and has served on numerous program committees. Dr. Wood is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and a member of the IEEE Computer Society. Dr. Wood has published over 100 technical papers and is an inventor on over 15 U.S. and International patents, several of which have been licensed to industry.

Dr. Wood co-leads the Wisconsin Multifacet project with Prof. Mark Hill (URL http://www.cs.wisc.edu/multifacet) which is exploring techniques for improving the performance and energy efficiency of homogeneous and heterogeneous multiprocessor servers.

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