Prof. Christopher Batten has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with indefinite tenure, following approval from the Cornell Engineering Board of Trustees, effective November 1, 2016. Prof. Batten joined CSL in January 2010 as an Assistant Professor.

Prof. Batten’s primary research interest is in energy-efficient parallel computer architecture for both high-performance and embedded applications. He has made key research contributions in programmable accelerator-based architectures and new frameworks to enable more productive chip design. His research group is well known for using a vertically integrated research methodology spanning applications, runtimes, compilers, instruction set design, microarchitecture and VLSI implementation.

Prof. Batten’s research has been recognized with several awards including a Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award (2015), an AFOSR Young Investigator Program award (2015), an Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program award (2013), an NSF CAREER award (2012), a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2012) and an IEEE Micro Top Picks selection (2004). His teaching has been recognized with the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching (2016), a Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award (2013) and a James M. and Marsha D. McCormick Award for Outstanding Advising of First-Year Engineering Students (2013).

Prof. Batten received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2007 to 2009, Batten was a visiting scholar in the Parallel Computing Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley.


Batten promoted to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure