Daniel Ángel Jiménez

Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-1644

Office: SB 4.01.58
Email: dj@cs.utsa.edu
Voice: +1.210.458.6088
Office hours: Mondays 2:00pm - 3:30pm

I'm Associate Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at UTSA. I'm interested in anything related to making computation go faster. My focus is on microarchitecture and the interaction between the compiler and the microarchitecture. I've been doing a lot of work in branch prediction and more recently caches. I'm known for inventing the perceptron branch predictor as well as for other research. I've also been eating a lot of breakfast tacos at Taco Cabana.

For a detailed list of professional things I've done, see my CV.

I am back from my leave at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. It was very nice.

HPCA 2011

I'm the general chair of HPCA 17 which was held in San Antonio February 12-16, 2011.

As of 2009 I have left my job as associate professor with tenure in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers so I could eat more tacos.


Spring 2012; CS 6513
Fall 2011; CS 5513
Spring 2011: CS 1713 CS 3843
Fall 2010: on leave
Spring 2010: CS 3853
Fall 2009: CS 3853 CS 5513
Spring 2009: CS 2073 CS 1713
Fall 2008: CS 5513
Fall 2007: CS 2733 CS 5513
Summer 2007: CS 3343
Spring 2007: CS 2073

Selected Publications

Click here for an out-of-date "full" list of publications.

Systems Research Mentoring Workshop

I co-chaired the CRA-W/CDC Systems Research Mentoring Workshop at the University of Delaware.

Programming Languages Summer School

I co-chaired the CRA-W/CDC Programming Languages Summer School at UT Austin.

Branch Prediction Competition

Learn more about the 2nd JILP Championship Branch Prediction Competition, a workshop co-located with MICRO 2006.



Program Committees

Java CoCo Emulator

I have been developing an emulator for the Tandy Color Computer in Java. Click here to start the emulator and see what I have done so far. I take no responsibility if your browser crashes :-). This link will probably disappear soon.

Old Stuff

In my previous life, I was a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, I worked on the faculty of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio medical school, and taught computer science classes at UTSA. Here are local copies of the web pages I kept then:


I have collected a few interesting quotes here.

Branch Prediction Joke

In Soviet Russia, branch predicts YOU!

Best Quote

Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity. (Sir Erik Christopher Zeeman)


Here are some interesting links:

Daniel A. Jimenez