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Parallel Software and Anonymizing Networks with MIT CSAIL's Srini Devadas

Stata Center, MIT CSAIL
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Srini Devadas, Professor
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Srini Devadas is the Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and has has been on the MIT EECS faculty since 1988. He served as Associate Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, with responsibility for Computer Science, from 2005 to 2011.

Devadas's research interests span Computer-Aided Design (CAD), computer security and computer architecture and he has received significant awards from each discipline. In 2015, he received the ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact award in Electronic Design Automation. He received the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award in 2014 for inventing Physical Unclonable Functions and single-chip secure processor architectures. Devadas's work on hardware information flow tracking published in the 2004 ASPLOS received the ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award in 2014. His papers on analytical cache modeling and the Aegis single-chip secure processor were included as influential papers in "25 Years of the International Conference on Supercomputing." He is an IEEE and ACM Fellow.

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MIT CSAIL professor Srini Devadas discusses computer architecture, computer security and their intersection. He gives further insight into the conflict between ease of programming and performance and the communication between these threads through parallel software, such as message passing or shared memory abstraction (e.g. Google Docs).

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