PDL News


April 2024
Community Award for Best Paper at NSDI!

Congratulations to Juncheng Yang, Rashmi Vinayak and their co-author on having their paper selected to receive the Community award for Best Paper at NSDI! The paper, "SIEVE is Simpler than LRU: An Efficient Turn-Key Eviction Algorithm for Web Caches" discusses new caching and eviction algorithms to maximize efficiency, reducing the cache miss ratio. This is the team's second community award - they also won in 2021 for their paper "Segcache: A Memory-efficient and Scalable In-memory Key-value Cache for Small Objects."

February 2024
Nathan Beckmann Receives 2024 Sloan Fellowship

Congratulations to Nathan Beckmann, who has been named a Sloan Research Fellow of 2024. Among 126 early-career scholars, Nathan represents the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Nathan's current research focuses on building energy-efficient, general-purpose, post-Von Neumann computers, showing that systems can be both general-purpose and highly energy-efficient. More information about his research may be found here.

January 2024
Akshitha Sriraman Wins NSF Career Award!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Akshitha Sriraman an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a prestigious five-year grant given to junior faculty for research and education. Akshitha’s research bridges computer architecture and software systems, with a focus on making hyperscale data center systems more efficient, sustainable, and equitable via solutions that span the systems stack. Her work has developed the software and hardware foundations of hyperscale data center systems that support modern web services, such as web search, video streaming, and online healthcare.
-- from CMU ECE News, January 17, 2024


November 2023
Niraj Tolia Receives 2023 Parallel Data Lab Distinguished Alumni Award

Carnegie Mellon University’s Parallel Data Lab (PDL) has recognized Niraj Tolia (BS '02, MS '03, Ph.D. '07), CEO and Co-Founder of Alcion, as the recipient of its 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award. PDL announced the honor at its 29th Annual Workshop and Retreat, held November 6-8 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, PA. Read more...
-- Michael Cunningham, CyLab New, Nov. 16, 2023

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