Mark Hempstead, Ph.D.

Junior Colehower Chair Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Drexel University

Lab Website

Contact Info:

Mark Hempstead
Bossone Research Center
3120-40 Market Street, Suite 413c
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875

mhempstead [at] coe dot drexel dot edu

About Me:

After graduating from Tufts University with a BS in Computer Engineering, I entered the Ph.D. program in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. I was a member of Harvard University in the VLSI Mixed Signal Group under Prof. Gu-Yeon Wei and the Computer Architecture group under Prof. David Brooks (co-advised) until my graduation, June 2009.   Before beginning a my faculty post at Drexel University in January 2010,  I spent 5 months in the R&D department at ARM Ltd. in Cambridge UK.

Research Interests:
My research group at Drexel investigates methods to increase energy efficiency across the boundaries of circuits, architecture, and systems. Currently, they are exploring the performance and energy benefits of core heterogeneity in future microprocessor architectures. Our recent accomplishments include the Sigil profiling tool, an accelerator architecture for ultra sound imaging, evaluation of hardware reference counting, hardware and operating system support for power-agile computing, and memory systems for accelerator-based architectures. See our lab website, Drexel Power-Aware Computing Lab, for more information.

I am looking for talented and motivated PhD students to join my research group. I'm looking for students with a strong undergraduate record in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science and a strong background in computer architecture, compilers, operating systems or VLSI design. Please send your application in by the January 1st deadline and then drop me an email. Drexel ECE Admissions

ECEC 690 Advanced Programming (Data Structures in C++) (Grad) Fall 2014
ECEC 414 High Performance Computing (UG) -- Spring 2012, Winter 2014
ECEC 412 Modern Processor Design (UG) -- Winter 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013
ECE 200 Digital Logic (Recitations) (UG) -- Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2013
ENGR 232 Dynamic Systems (Recitations) (UG) -- Winter 2012
ECEC 623 Advanced Parallel Computer Architecture (Power Aware Computing) (Grad) -- Spring 2011, Winter 2013, Spring 2014
ECEC 622 Parallel Computer Architecture (Grad) -- Spring 2010, Winter 2011
ECEC 621 High Performance Computer Architecture (Grad) -- Winter 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Winter 2014
EE26 Digital Logic Systems (Tufts University) (UG) -- Spring 2009 - Lecturer

Office Hours, Fall 2013
Mondays 4-5pm Wednesdays 10-11am

Conference and Professional Service
Keynote Speaker -- IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD) 2013
Program Committee -- IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC) 2013
Workshop Organizer -- Accelerator Architectures for General Purpose Computing at HPCA 2012
Program Committee -- Computer Architecture and Operating System co-design (COAS) 2012
Publications Chair -- International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014