Department Head Eric Grimson announced Monday, July 26, the appointment of Joel Emer as Professor of the Practice in EECS. He shared the following message with his EECS colleagues:
"Joel is currently an Intel Fellow at Intel Hudson and will continue his relationship at Intel, while also spending part of his time as a Professor of the Practice in the EECS Department. Joel is a world-renowned computer architect, who was instrumental in the design and implementation of Intel's hyper-threaded processors, which include the Intel Atom, Core i7, Itanium, Pentium 4 and Xeon CPUs. He is also considered one of the pioneers in developing simulation tools that enable correct decisions in high-performance microprocessor design; an area in which he maintains an active interest by developing simulation tools for rapid architectural performance evaluation through novel mechanisms for design abstraction, while maintaining performance modeling accuracy. Joel is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE, and a recent winner of the Eckert-Mauchly award which is widely considered the highest award in computer architecture.
Joel has already been actively involved in the department, teaching our core graduate computer architecture class for several years as well as interacting with and co-advising some of our graduate students.
We are delighted that Joel will formalize his relationship with the department, and look forward to enhanced participation by Joel in the department's research and teaching environment."