Prof. José Martínez has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor effective November 1, 2016.

Prof. Martínez joined CSL in 2002 as Assistant Professor, and rose to the rank of Associate Professor with indefinite tenure in 2008. He is the Editor in Chief of IEEE Computer Architecture Letters and a senior member of the ACM and the IEEE. He also serves on the Advisory board of the Industry-Academia Partnership for architecture, networking and storage needs of future data centers and cloud computing.

Prof. Martínez’s main research area is computer architecture; his interests include reconfigurable and self-optimizing architectures, architectural impact of disruptive technologies, and hardware-software interaction. His research work has earned several awards, among them: two IEEE Micro Top Picks papers; a HPCA Best Paper Award, as well as HPCA and MICRO Best Paper nominations; a NSF CAREER Award; two IBM Faculty Awards; and one of the inaugural Computer Science Distinguished Educator Alumnus Awards by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

On the teaching side, he has been recognized with two Kenneth A. Goldman ’71 Excellence in Teaching Awards (2005 and 2014); a Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015); as a Merrill Presidential Teacher (2007 and 2016); and as the 2011 Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year in the College of Engineering.

Prof. Martínez earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2002 from the University of Illinois at urbana-Champaign. During the 2009-10 academic year, he was Visiting Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University.


Martínez promoted to Full Professor