Lieven Eeckhout is named IEEE fellow

(08-01-2018) January 2018, Lieven Eeckhout has been named an IEEE Fellow for his contributions in computer architecture performance analysis and modeling.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.


Lieven Eeckhout

“Being elevated to IEEE Fellow is a fantastic recognition of the research contributions I have made over the past 20 years in computer architecture performance analysis and modeling. It is a wonderful experience to see how my work has influenced researchers and developers in academia and industry."


Lieven Eeckhout has made several outstanding contributions in computer architecture performance analysis and modeling. Performance analysis and modeling is an area of critical importance to good science in computer systems and architecture. We must design and build our simulators, benchmarks, and analysis tools correctly, and we must measure and analyze our results rigorously, otherwise experimental research and development may lead to incorrect and misleading conclusions and ineffective optimizations. These tools are critical to our understanding of both the problems and the solutions. Lieven Eeckhout's outstanding contributions in this area have set the standard for the field, changing best practices in academia and industry, improving accuracy and efficiency of architecture and system exploration. More specifically, Lieven Eeckhout developed methodologies for systematic workload characterization, statistically rigorous performance evaluation, analytical processor performance modeling, and architectural simulation.


Lieven Eeckhout obtained his PhD from Ghent University in 2002. He is the recipient of the 2017 Maurice Wilkes Award and the OOPSLA 2007 Most Influential Paper Award. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Micro and the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture.


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