Rami Melhem

  • Professor Emeritus

Dr. Melhem has received the following degrees: BS (Electrical Engineering, 1976) from Cairo University; BS (Mathematics, 1978) from Ein-Shams University, Cairo; MA (Mathematics, 1981), MS (Computer Science, 1981), and PhD (Computer Science, 1983) from the University of Pittsburgh.

He was Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University 1984-87 (on leave 1985-87), and Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh 1985-86.

Since 1986 he has been on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published numerous papers in the areas of systolic architectures, parallel computing, fault-tolerant computing, and optical interconnection networks. He served on program committees for several conferences and is on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Computers. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the International Society for Optical Engineering.

His research interests include: parallel and distributed high-performance computing, fault-tolerant computing, multiprocessor interconnection networks, real-time systems and optical computing.

Representative Publications

S. Seyedzadeh, R. Maddah, A. Jones and R. Melhem, "PRES: Pseudo-Random Encoding Scheme to Increase the Bit Flip Reduction in the Memory," The Design Automation Conference (DAC 2015), pp. 1-6, San Francisco, CA, June 2015.

R. Maddah, R. Melhem and S. Cho, "RDIS: Tolerating Many Stuck-At Faults in Resistive Memory," IEEE Transactions on Computers, pp. 847-861, 2015.

V. Petrucci, O. Loques, D. Mosse, R. Melhem, N. AbouGazala and S. Gobriel, "Energy-Efficient Thread Assignment Optimization in Heterogeneous Multi-Core Systems," ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing, pp. 1-26, 2015.

M. Moeng, H. Xu, R. Melhem and A. Jones, "ContextPreRF: Enhancing the Performance and Energy of GPUs with Non-Uniform Register Access (NURA)," IEEE Transactions on VLSI , pp. 343- 347, 2016.

S. Baek, S. Cho and R. Melhem, "Refresh Now and Then," IEEE Transactions on Computers , pp. 3114-3126, 2014.

Research Interests

Power aware computing
Computer architecture
High performance computing and optical networks