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.