Tom Conte

Director, Professor

Tom Conte holds a joint appointment in the Schools of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Conte is the founding director of the Center for Research into Novel Computing Hierarchies (CRNCH). His research is in the areas of computer architecture and compiler optimization, with emphasis on manycore architectures, microprocessor architectures, back-end compiler code generation, architectural performance evaluation and embedded computer system architectures.

Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2008, he served as Director of the Center for Embedded Systems Research and was on the faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, beginning in 1995.

Conte was the 2015 President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Computer Society, and also a fellow of the IEEE. Since 2011, he has co-led the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative.

He received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware in 1986. He earned his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988 and 1992.

David Bader

Associate Director

David A. Bader is a Professor and Chair of the School of Computational Science and Engineering, College of Computing, at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Executive Director of High Performance Computing. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 from The University of Maryland, and his research is supported through highly competitive research awards, primarily from NSF, NIH, DARPA, and DOE. Dr. Bader serves as a board member of the Computing Research Association (CRA), on the NSF Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure, on the Council on Competitiveness High Performance Computing Advisory Committee, on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, and on the Steering Committees of the IPDPS and HiPC conferences. He is the editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) and Program Chair for IPDPS 2014. Dr. Bader also serves as an associate editor for several high impact publications including IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing (TOPC), and ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (JEA).

Rich DeMillo

Associate Director

Richard DeMillo is the Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Professor of Computing and Professor of Management, former John P. Imlay Dean of Computing, and Executive Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Author of over 100 articles, books, and patents, he has held academic positions at Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Padua. He directed the Computer and Computation Research Division of the National Science Foundation and was Hewlett-Packard's first Chief Technology Officer. Dr. DeMillo is the 2013 Lumina Foundation Inaugural Fellow which recognized his founding of the Center for 21st Century Universities as a “unique institution.” He is also a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Computing Machinery. Dr. DeMillo is the author of the influential 2011 book “Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities” and a 2015 sequel entitled “Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators will Make College Accessible and Affordable.” Both books were published by MIT Press.

Marilyn Wolf

Associate Director

Marilyn Claire Wolf is the Rhesa "Ray" S. Farmer Distinguished Chair of Embedded Computing Systems and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before joining Georgia Tech, Dr. Wolf was with Princeton University from 1989 to 2007 and with AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1984 to 1989. She received her B. S., M. S., and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1980, 1981, and 1984, respectively. She co-founded Verificon Corporation in 2003. Dr. Wolf has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. She received the ASEE/CSE and HP Frederick E. Terman Award in 2003 and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Education Award in 2006, and she is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM.

Vivek Sarkar

Associate Director

Vivek Sarkar is a Professor in the School of Computer Science, and the Stephen Fleming Chair for Telecommunications in the College of Computing at at Georgia Institute of Technology, since August 2017.  Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Sarkar was a Professor of Computer Science at Rice University, and the E.D. Butcher Chair in Engineering.  During 2007 - 2017, Sarkar led Rice's Habanero Extreme Scale Software Research Laboratory which focused on unifying parallelism and concurrency elements of high-end computing, multicore, and embedded software stacks (  He also served as Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Rice during 2013 - 2016.   

Prior to joining Rice in 2007, Sarkar was Senior Manager of Programming Technologies at IBM Research.  His research projects at IBM included the X10 programming language, the Jikes Research Virtual Machine for the Java language, the ASTI optimizer used in IBM’s XL Fortran product compilers, and the PTRAN automatic parallelization system.  Sarkar became a member of the IBM Academy of Technology in 1995, and was inducted as an ACM Fellow in 2008.  He has been serving as a member of the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) since 2009, and on CRA’s Board of Directors since 2015.