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Professor Kunle Olukotun, Nigerian English

Cadence Design Systems Professor and Electrical Engineering Professor


As a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at Stanford University - Professor Olukotun discovered low-power multicore processors for server systems with chip multiprocessor technology.


  • His research focus is in computer architecture, parallel programming environments, scalable parallel systems, domain-specific languages, and high-level compilers.

  • He leads the Stanford Hydra chip multiprocessor (CMP) research project, that is revolutionizing computing by bringing multi-core technology to consumers and high-end computing systems.


  • In 2017, Professor Olukotun and Chris Ré founded SambaNova Systems with the goal of developing a next-generation computing platform to power machine learning and data analytics.

  • Professor Olukotun directs the Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab (PPL), the lab seeks to create impact to proliferate the use of heterogeneous parallelism in all application areas using Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs).

  • Professor Olukotun is actively involved in research in computer architecture, parallel programming environments, and scalable parallel systems.

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