Vijay Janapa Reddi
Vijay Janapa Reddi is an Associate Professor in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Prior to joining Harvard University, he was an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include computer architecture and runtime systems, specifically in the context of edge and mobile computing systems (smartphones, autonomous vehicles, aerial robots, etc.) to improve their performance, power efficiency, and reliability. Dr. Janapa Reddi is a recipient of multiple honors and technical achievement awards, including the MICRO and HPCA Hall of Fame (2018 and 2019, respectively), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Gilbreth Lecturship Honor (2016), IEEE TCCA Young Computer Architect Award (2016), Intel Early Career Award (2013), Google Faculty Research Awards (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017), Best Paper at the 2005 International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), Best Paper at the 2009 International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), and IEEE’s Top Picks in Computer Architecture awards (2006, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017). Beyond his technical research contributions, Dr. Janapa Reddi is passionate about STEM education at early age. He is responsible for the Austin Independent School District’s “hands-on” computer science (HaCS) program, which teaches 6th- and 7th-grade students programming and the high-level principles governing a computing system using open-source prototyping platforms like Arudinos. He received a BS in computer engineering from Santa Clara University, an MS in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Harvard University.