Andrew A. Chien

William Eckhardt Dist. Svc. Professor, Computer Science
Director, CERES Ctr for Unstoppable Computing
Senior Computer Scientist, Argonne
Editor in Chief, Communications of the ACM

Research Interests: Systems

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Research   Applications, system software, networking, and architecture. Current focus on datacenter and Exascale system architecture, programming, and resilience; Data-intensive computing tools that are easy to use; embedded and mobile computing, user-interaction, and sensor arrays.

Sc.D. in Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M. in Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.B. in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Andrew is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS.  He is Editor-in-Chief of the Communications of the ACM (CACM), and on Advisory Boards for several universities and corporate research laboratories.  Andrew served on the National Science Foundation's CISE Advisory Committee from 2006-2010, and the Board of the Computing Research Association from 2006-2011. He has served on numerous visiting and advisory committees for the Department of Energy, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, University of Washington, EPFL, and other leading research organizations.
From 2005-2010, Andrew was the Vice President of Research of Intel Corporation where he led long-range and disruptive technologies research in computer science. in this role, he was instrumental in creation of the Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers (UPCRC) focused on parallel software, the Open Cirrus Consortium focused on Cloud computing, and Intel’s long range computing technology -- Exascale -- Research program (UHPC).

Chien’s previous positions also include the SAIC Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and founding Director of the Center for Networked Systems at the University of California at San Diego (1998-2005). From 1999 to 2003, Andrew was Founder and CTO of Entropia, Inc. an early grid computing company. Chien was a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)(1990-1998).



Selected Publications

  • Fan Yang and Andrew A. Chien, "ZCCloud: Exploring Wasted Green Power for High-Performance Computing", IPDPS, May 2016
  • Yuanwei Fang, Tung Hoang, Michela Becchi, and Andrew A. Chien.  "Fast Support for Unstructured Data Processing: The Unified Automata Processor", IEEE MICRO-48, December 2015
  • A. Chien and V. Karamcheti, Moore’s Law: The First Ending and A New Beginning. IEEE Computer, December 2013.
  • S. Borkar and A. Chien, The Future of Microprocessors, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, May 2011.