Prof. Christopher Batten has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor, following approval from the Cornell Engineering Board of Trustees, effective April 1, 2023. Prof. Batten joined CSL in January 2010 as an Assistant Professor.

Prof. Batten’s primary research interest is at the intersection of computer architecture, electronic design automation, and digital VLSI. 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 the ACM/IEEE MICRO Hall of Fame, a Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award, an AFOSR Young Investigator Program award, an Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program award, an NSF CAREER award, a DARPA Young Faculty Award, and an IEEE Micro Top Picks selection. His teaching has been recognized with the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching, two Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Awards, and a James M. and Marsha D. McCormick Award for Outstanding Advising of First-Year Engineering Students.

In 2018, Prof. Batten was a Visiting Scholar at the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall in Cambridge, UK. Prior to joining Cornell University, he received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2007 to 2009, he was a visiting scholar in the Parallel Computing Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley; he received an M.Phil. in Engineering as a Churchill Scholar at the University of Cambridge in 2000, and received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering as a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia in 1999.

Prof. Batten promoted to Full Professor