UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named Mahmut Kandemir, professor of computer science and engineering at Penn State, a fellow.
IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. Of the 400,000 members in 160 countries, IEEE elevates less than 1 percent of its voting membership to fellow status.
Kandemir was cited for his contributions to compiler support for performance and energy optimization of computer architectures. His recent compiler research focuses on emerging multi-core architectures and is oriented toward providing multi-core specific programming support and optimizations, which are seen by both industry and academia as the most critical problems that could prevent the wide-adoption of future multi-cores.
Kandemir’s other research interests include runtime systems, embedded systems, input/output and high performance storage, and power-aware computing. He has authored more than 80 journal publications and 350 conference/workshop papers in these areas.
Kandemir is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Research Award, and he is the associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.
He received his bachelor’s degree in control and computer engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1988, and his doctorate in computer science from Syracuse University in 1999.