Jiménez serves as program chair of HPCA 2017

Image of Daniel JimenezDr. Daniel A. Jiménez, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was elected program chair of the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA).

HPCA offers attendees the opportunity to network with leaders in the area of high-performance computer architecture. Along with the International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) and International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), HPCA is considered a top-tier conference in computer architecture research with a very high impact.

As program chair, Jimenez had numerous responsibilities, including selecting the technical program committee and external review committee, managing the paper submissions and reviewing process, overseeing the online discussion and response process, organizing and holding the program committee meeting, establishing the technical program and selecting a technical speaker for the conference. He also appointed a program chair for HPCA's industrial session of papers with a separate call for papers, providing an industrial perspective not normally found in research papers.

The program committee consisted of 46 people from many different universities and companies representing several areas, including North America, Europe, Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The external review committee had 94 people from all over the world who gave expert reviews.

During the technical program of the conference, each author gave an 18-minute presentation. Jimenez also initiated a lightning round session where authors were able to deliver the main points of their presentation in 60 seconds with three slides. Dr. Steve Keckler, vice president of research at NVIDIA, gave a keynote presentation on the cutting-edge research in big data and neural networks at NVIDIA.

HPCA 2017 had record participation with 320 attendees. It is held in conjunction with the Association for Computing Machinery Symposium (ACM) on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO) and the ACM Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP), for which computer science and engineering Eppright Professor, Dr. Lawrence Rauchwerger served as program chair.

“It was my pleasure to work with Lawrence on arranging joint activities for the combined conferences,” Jimenez said. “I was very honored to be elected as the program chair for HPCA and I would be happy to serve again in a few years.”