Dr. Alex Shye is a experimental computer architecture and systems researcher
currently working as a Senior Research Engineer at Qualcomm Inc., Bay Area Research and Development Center.
His research involves building prototype systems that improve the energy
efficiency, performance, and reliability of computer architectures.
He has worked on mobile computer architectures,
user-aware computer architectures/systems research, dynamic
program profiling/optimization, and software-implemented transient fault
tolerance. He is the author of over 10 peer-reviewed publications, and is
involved in 3 US patents. Papers co-authored by him have been nominated for
best paper at MICRO (2008), and runner-up for best paper at CGO (2007).
Dr. Shye received a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from
Northwestern University (2010) under the direction of Professor Gokhan Memik.
He received a MS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado
(2005), and a BS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois
(2002). He has held several visiting industry positions including summer
internships at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (2005), Intel (2006), and Google
(2007), as well as a 2-year co-op (2008-2010) with the AMD Boston Design Center
as a key member of an advanced development team building a dynamic binary
optimizer for x86 architectures.