One of the best young computer architects globally

One of the best young computer architects globally

Christos (Christoforos) Kozyrakis is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He leads the multi-scale architecture & systems team (MAST), a research group that investigates hardware architectures, runtime management environments, system software, and programming models for systems ranging from cellphones to warehouse-scale datacenters.

His current research focuses on resource efficient cloud computing, energy efficient compute and memory systems for emerging workloads, and scalable operating systems.

He was born in 1974 in Heraklion. Greece. He joined Stanford in 2002 after receiving a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley (advised by David A. Patterson) and a B.Sc. from University of Crete. He is an IEEE fellow, a senior member of the ACM, and the recipient of distinctions such as the ACM Maurice Wilkes award and the NSF Career award.

“Google, Microsoft, Twitter — everyone has a problem of underperforming servers,” said Christos Kozyrakis, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Stanford University, who led the creation of the management software, which is called Quasar. He has worked in a research capacity at Google and Microsoft, and he used some of Twitter’s resources in his research on Quasar.

Specifically, in 2015, he was given the Maurice Wilkes Award, the highest worldwide honor for young Computer Architects, by ACM for outstanding contributions to transactional memory systems. TM systems are a new way of parallel programming, which is considered promising by many researchers. The award is given annually for an outstanding contribution to computer architecture made by individuals in the first 20 years of their careers.

Kozyrakis married his wife Ece Uslu, in 2013.