From Paradyn to Dyninst to *API and Beyond

Jeffrey Hollingsworth

Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park

Saturday, June 4 2011, 9:00am


Jeffrey K. Hollingsworth is a Professor and Associate Chair of the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. He also has an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Hollingsworth’s research seeks to develop a unified framework to understand the performance of large systems and focuses in several areas. First, he developed new approach, called dynamic instrumentation, to permit the efficient measurement of large parallel applications. Second, he has developed an auto-tuning framework called Active Harmony that can be used to tune kernels, libraries, or full applications. Third, he is investigating the interactions between different layers of software and hardware to understand how they influence performance. He is Editor in Chief of the journal Parallel Computing, and will be the general chair of the SC12 conference.