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Halligan Hall
Room 235A
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617-627-0969
Fax: 617-627-3220
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Mark D. Hempstead
Associate Professor

Education

Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University
S.M., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University
B.S., Computer Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, Tufts University

Honors and Awards

  • Drexel University Allen Rothwarf Award for Teaching Excellence (2014)
  • Drexel College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award (2014)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2014)
  • SRC Design Contest Winner (2006)
  • Member Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society (2002- )
  • Member Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (2002- )

Research Interests

My research group investigates methods to increase energy efficiency across the boundaries of circuits, architecture, and systems. Currently, we are exploring the performance and energy benefits of core heterogeneity in future microprocessor architectures to address increasing power density and DarkSilicon, methods for fast-design exploration, and Power-Agile computing for Android devices. Our recent accomplishments include the Sigil workload profiling tool for classifying communication patterns between functions and threads in software; energy-efficient microarchitecture techniques for out-of-order processors, hardware and operating system support for power-agile computing, and design exploration for next generation chip-multiprocessors with the SynchroTrace multithreaded simulation environment. See the lab website, Power-Aware Computing Lab, for more information.

Short Bio

Dr. Hempstead received a B.S. in computer engineering from Tufts University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering from Harvard University working with Professors David Brooks and Gu-Yeon Wei. Before joining Tufts, Professor Hempstead was an assistant professor at Drexel University. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2014 and the Drexel College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award in 2014. He was honored for his achievements in teaching with the 2014 Drexel University Allen Rothwarf Award for Teaching Excellence given to one junior faculty member a year. He was the winner of the industry sponsored SRC student design contest in 2006 and Best Paper Nominee in HPCA 2012.

Professional Positions

  • Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (9/1/15-present)
  • Junior Colehower Chair Assistant Professor, Drexel University, Philadelphia (1/2010-9/1/2015)
  • Postdoctoral fellow/research intern, ARM Ltd., Cambridge, UK (7/2009-11/2009)
  • Research intern/VSSAD Group, Intel Corporation, Hudson, MA (5/2005-8/2005)

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • ACM
  • ACM SIGARCH

Recent Professional Service Activities

  • Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD) 2015
  • External Review Committee, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) 2015
  • Program Committee, International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing (SBAC-PAD) 2015
  • Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Compilers, Architectures, and Synthesis of Embedded Systems (CASES 2015)
  • Tutorial Organizer, Research Infrastructures for Accelerator-Centric Architectures (HPCA) 2015
  • External Review Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) 2015
  • Registration Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS) 2015
  • External Review Committee, IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD) 2013
  • Program Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC) 2013
  • Workshop Organizer, Accelerator Architectures for General Purpose Computing at HPCA 2012
  • Program Committee, Computer Architecture and Operating System co-design (COAS) 2012
  • Publications Chair, International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014