Steve Keckler joined the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin in August, 1998. Dr. Keckler earned his Bachelor's degree at Stanford University and his Masters and PhD degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the principal architect of the MIT M-Machine Multicomputer, a prototype machine built to investigate fine-grain parallelism. He led the logic design team for the Multi-ALU processor, a 5 million transistor custom single-chip multiprocessor to be used in the M-Machine. His dissertation examined hardware communication and synchronization mechanisms to enable both instruction-level and fine-grain thread-level parallelism across multiple on-chip processors. Prior to his graduate studies, Dr. Keckler was a VLSI circuit designer at Intel.
Doug Burger joined the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin in December, 1998. Dr. Burger earned his Bachelor's degree at Yale University and his Masters and PhD degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary research area is computer architecture, and his main current research interest focuses on microprocessor architectures in sub-100 nm technologies. He is co-leader of the TRIPS, SCOUT, and SimpleScalar projects that are ongoing at UT-Austin.