Matthew Walker Receives Two Research Awards

Congratulations to Matthew Walker

Congratulations to Matthew Walker, who today received two Doctoral College Research Awards at the University of Southampton’s Festival of Doctoral Research.

The two awards received were for:

  • School Winner for Electronics and Computer Science
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Best of Faculty Award Winner

The awards were accompanied by a prize money of £300. The awards were in recognition of his research publication “Accurate and Stable Run-Time Power Modeling for Mobile and Embedded CPUs“, which was published in the IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems in January 2017.

Matthew Walker receiving his two certificates from the Arm-ECS Centre Co-Directors

Matthew’s academic PhD supervisor, Dr Geoff Merrett, commented:

This is a wonderful double-recognition of Matt’s research and, in particular, his IEEE TCAD journal article. The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences is a large Faculty in the University, with around 1000 PhD students, and so winning this category is a particular acheivement. Well done!

The paper proposed the first statistically sound approach to run-time power estimation on mobile/embedded CPUs. The approach was validated extensively with real hardware and workloads. The paper has >2000 downloads, was nominated IEEE TCAD Best Paper, and led to an invited talk at the Arm Research Summit 2017. It is still highly accessed (33rd most popular IEEE TCAD paper, Jan’19). Tutorials were run at MICRO’15, ISPASS’16, training >40 academics/engineers. Industrial internships with Arm and Intel (totalling >1yr) supported knowledge transfer. The tool is available for download, has >100 downloads, and has been integrated into popular gem5 simulator.



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