Pedro Trancoso

Associate Professor Office Address: Department of Computer Science • University of Cyprus • 75 Kallipoleos Str., P.O.Box 20537 CY-1678 Nicosia • Cyprus • Tel + 357-22-892703 • Fax + 357-22-892701 Electronic: pedro@cs.ucy.ac.cy , http://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/~pedro |

Bio

Pedro Trancoso is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus, which he joined in 2002. He has a PhD and MSc. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. At the Department one of his responsibilities is being Coordinator of the Graduate Studies Committee. He serves as Co-Editor for the IEEE Computing in Science & Engineering for the Novel Architectures Department and has been General Chair for the 11th Conference on Computing Frontiers (CF 2014), Co-Program Chair for the 8th Conference on Computing Frontiers (CF 2011) and the 16th Workshop on Interaction between Compilers and Computer Architectures (INTERACT-16). In addition, he participated in the Program Committee of several major International Conferences (e.g. ISCA and PACT) and serves as reviewer for major journals. His research interests are in the area of Computer Architecture and include Multi-core Architectures, Memory Hierarchy, Parallel Processing and Programming Models, Database Workloads, and High-Performance Computing. Other advanced topics include Approximate Computing and Reversible Computing. He has published so far 16 journal papers and 54 conference and workshop papers. Among these one has received more than 100 citations. He has supervised 4 PhD dissertations and 7 MSc theses. Among others, his PhD alumni have worked at Intel Labs Barcelona and Imagination Technologies. Currently his research team, Computer Architecture, Systems and Performance Evaluation Research - CASPER - is composed of 2 PhD students and 4 undergraduate students. A team formed out of three of his students has achieved the third position in the IEEEXtreme 2007 and 2006 International Competition organized by IEEE. Three of his students have received the first prize for Best Undergraduate Research Project from the Cypriot Research Promotion Foundation for their final-year projects done under his supervision. The latest funding for his research include the participation in the EU IC1405 Reversible Computation COST action, ERAFLUX EU FP7 IP project (4 years, EUR7.5mil total budget) and the lending of a 48-core experimental processor, the Intel SCC, by the Intel Corporation. He is also a member of the HiPEAC Network of Excellence.

Research

Research in the area of computer architecture, with a focus on the memory hierarchy, intelligent memory technologies, architecture-aware optimizations for database workloads and benchmarking, power-performance efficient architectures, multi-core architectures, and the use of graphics processors for general purpose applications.

Publications

The most recent publications are the following:

  • P. Trancoso, “Moving to Memoryland: In-Memory Computation for Existing Applications,” in Proc. of the 12th ACM international Conference on Computing Frontiers (CF '15), pp. 1-6, Ischia, Italy, May 2015
  • A. Diavastos, G. Stylianou, P. Trancoso, “TFluxSCC: Exploiting Performance on Future Many-Core Systems through Data-Flow,” in Proc. of the 23rd Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing (PDP 2015), pp. 190-198, Turku, Finland, March 2015
  • M. Otoom, P. Trancoso, H. Almasaeid, and M. Alzubaidi, “Scalable and Dynamic Global Power Management for Multicore Chips,” in Proc. of the 6th ACM Workshop on Parallel Programming and Run-Time Management Techniques For Many-Core Architectures (PARMA-DITAM '15), pp. 25-30, Amsterdam, Netherlands, January 2015
  • A. Diavastos, G. Stylianou, and P. Trancoso, “TFluxSCC: A Case Study for Exploiting Performance in Future Many-core Systems,” in Proc. of the 11th ACM Conference on Computing Frontiers (CF '14), pp. 1-2, Cagliari, Italy, May 2014
  • P. Trancoso, “Getting Ready for Approximate Computing: Trading Parallelism for Accuracy for DSS Workloads,” in Proc. of the 11th ACM Conference on Computing Frontiers (CF '14), pp. 1-10, Cagliari, Italy, May 2014

A complete list of the publications can be found in the CASPER Publications page.

Courses

Fall 2014

  • CS605: Advanced Computer Architecture

Spring 2015

  • CS323: Compilers Theory and Practice
  • CS655: Advanced Parallel Processing