Biographical Sketch

Dr. Alex Shye is a experimental computer architecture and systems researcher currently working as a Senior Research Engineer at Qualcomm Inc., Bay Area Research and Development Center. His research involves building prototype systems that improve the energy efficiency, performance, and reliability of computer architectures. He has worked on mobile computer architectures, user-aware computer architectures/systems research, dynamic program profiling/optimization, and software-implemented transient fault tolerance. He is the author of over 10 peer-reviewed publications, and is involved in 3 US patents. Papers co-authored by him have been nominated for best paper at MICRO (2008), and runner-up for best paper at CGO (2007).

Dr. Shye received a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University (2010) under the direction of Professor Gokhan Memik. He received a MS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado (2005), and a BS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois (2002). He has held several visiting industry positions including summer internships at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (2005), Intel (2006), and Google (2007), as well as a 2-year co-op (2008-2010) with the AMD Boston Design Center as a key member of an advanced development team building a dynamic binary optimizer for x86 architectures.