Lizy K John

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Lizy Kurian John holds the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. in computer engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. She joined The University of Texas Austin faculty in 1996. Her research is in the areas of computer architecture, multicore processors, memory systems, performance evaluation and benchmarking, workload characterization, and reconfigurable computing.


Research Interests: 
  • Cloud and Big Data Architecture
  • Memory Systems for Multicore and Many-core Architectures
  • Workload Characterization
  • Proxies for Computer Performance/Power Evaluation
  • Development of Energy-efficient
  • High-Performance Codes
  • Compiler Support for Innovative Microarchitectures
Research Labs & Affiliations: 

Laboratory for Computer Architecture (LCA)

Select Publications

Joseph Whitehouse, Qinzhe Wu, Shuang Song, Eugene John, Andreas Gerstlauer, and Lizy K. John.. April 2019. A Study of Core Utilization and Residency in Heterogeneous Smart Phone Architectures.
Ramesh Radhakrishnan, Snehil Verma, Qinzhe Wu, Bagus Hanindhito, Gunjan Jha, Eugene John, and Lizy Kurian John.. March 2019. Demystifying Hardware Infrastructure Choices for Deep Learning Using MLPerf.
Snehil Verma, Qinzhe Wu, Bagus Hanindhito, Gunjan Jha, Eugene John, Ramesh Radhakrishnan, and Lizy Kurian John. March 2019. Metrics for Machine Learning Workload Benchmarking.
Michael LeBeane, Khaled Hamidouche, Mauricio Breternitz, Brad Benton, Steve Reinhardt, and Lizy K. John. November 2018. ComP-Net: Command Processor Networking for Efficient Intra-kernel Communications on GPUs.
Qinzhe Wu, Steven Flolid, Shuang Song, Junyong Deng, and Lizy K. John.. October 2018. Hot Regions in SPEC CPU2017 .

Awards & Honors

2016 - Best Paper ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC)
2015 - Best Paper Runner-up IEEE International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)
2015 - IEEE International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling and Simulation
2015 - Samsung SARC Technical Forum Invited Speech, "Machine Learning for Power Modeling and Prediction"
2015 - Huawei Strategic Workshop, Shenzhen, China, "Many Big, Many Little: Who will crunch all the Big Data?"
2014 - Keynote Speech, BPOE Workshop in conjunction with ACM ASPLOS, Salt Lake City, Utah
2013 - Invited Speech, ACM Supercomputing Conference, Performance Evaluation for Large Scale Systems:(Host: Bill Kramer, UIUC)
2011 - ACM International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) Keynote Talk, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 - Outstanding Engineering Alumnus of the Pennsylvania State University
2011 - Best Paper Nomination IEEE/ACM Supercomputing Conference (SC'11)