Monday, August 25, 2008

Brown hosts Computer Architecture Conference

As a joint effort of the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women (CRA-W) and the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC), Brown University hosted the second summer school workshop in Computer Architecture focused on Parallel Programming and Architectures. The workshop was held on August 20-21, 2008 and included a group of undergraduates (juniors or seniors) in computer science or computer engineering degree programs and related fields. The organizers included Iris Bahar, Brown University, Russ Joseph, Northwestern University, Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University, and Kunle Olukotun, Stanford University. A highlight was a question and answer session with former Turing Award winner, Frances Allen. We gratefully acknowledge support from CRA and CDC and the NSF BPC program. In addition, we also thank Sun Microsystems, IBM Research, and the Association for Computing Machinery for their generous contributions to help sponsor this event.