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SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Awards 2011

The first two SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Awards were presented by SPEC President Walter Bays at ICPE 2012 on April 25 in Boston, USA.

The first two SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Awards were presented by SPEC President Walter Bays to Luk Van Ertvelde of Ghent University and Kai Sachs of TU Darmstadt at the ICPE 2012 International Conference on April 25 in Boston, USA. Each of the awards was accompanied by a prize of $1000.

Luk Van Ertvelde was nominated by Professor Lieven Eeckhout from Ghent University. He receives the award for his dissertation titled “Workload Generation for Microprocessor Performance Evaluation.”

Kai Sachs was nominated by Professor Alejandro Buchmann from Technische Universität Darmstadt. He receives the award for his dissertation titled “Performance Modeling and Benchmarking of Event-Based Systems.”

Further details on the award winners and their dissertations is available here.

The SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding dissertations within the scope of the SPEC Research Group in terms of scientific originality, scientific significance, practical relevance, impact, and quality of the presentation.

It was a demanding task to select the winners among the high-quality nominations,” says the chair of the selection committee, Prof. Wilhelm Hasselbring of the University of Kiel in Germany.  “It was great to see such outstanding work for the first awards program from the SPEC Research Group.

Members of the selection committee include:

  • J. Nelson Amaral, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Kiel, Germany (Chair)
  • Seetharami R. Seelam, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
  • Petr Tuma, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic
  • Walter Bays, Oracle Corp., USA