Bruce R. Childers

  • Dean
  • Professor

Dr. Childers received a BS degree (Computer Science, 1991) from the College of William and Mary, and a PhD degree (Computer Science, 2000) from the University of Virginia.

He developed a novel system for the automatic design of application-specific processors. He also worked in industry on projects for custom VLIW/systolic architectures and low-power embedded processors.

Dr. Childers' research interests include computer architecture, compilers and software development tools, and embedded systems.

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Representative Publications

R. Moore and B. Childers, "Program Affinity Performance Models for Performance and Utilization," Design Automation and Test in Europe, pp. 105-108, Dresden, Germany (interactive), March 2014.

S. Bock, B. Childers, R. Melhem and D. Mossé, "Understanding the Limiting Factors of Page Migration in Hybrid Main Memory," ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, Ischia, Italy, May 2015.

X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, B. Childers and J. Yang, "Exploiting DRAM Restore Time Variations in Deep Sub-micron Scaling," Design, Automation and Test in Europe, pp. 477-482, Grenoble, France, March 2015.

M. Rahman and B. R. Childers, "Asteroid: Scalable Online Memory Diagnostics," ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, Ischia, Italy, May 2015.

B. Childers, A. Jones and D. Mossé, "A Roadmap and Plan of Action for Community-Supported Empirical Evaluation in Computer Architecture," Operating Systems Review: Special Issue on Repeatability and Sharing of Experimental Artifacts, pp. 108-117, 2015.

Research Interests

Computer architecture
Compilers and software development tools
Embedded systems