Alex Jones

alex jones

Alex Jones is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.  His research interests include compilers, computer architectures, electronic design automation, and reliability.  He is actively involved in the new methods to evaluate and optimize the sustainability and life-cycle impacts of computing systems from tablets to servers.  Towards that end, he has recently released GreenChip, a computer architecture simulation environment that provides detailed feedback on the environmental impacts from both manufacturing (fabricating) and operating deeply scaled computer architectures and their integrated circuits.   He received his BS degree in 1998 in physics from the College of William and Mary and the MS and PhD degrees in 2000 and 2002, respectively, in electrical and computer engineering at Northwestern University.  Dr. Jones is also an active leader within the computer architecture and design automation communities with regard to experimental reproducibility and new research directions in design tools for extreme scaled semiconductors having organized and led NSF/CCC/ACM visioning efforts in these areas.  He has received the Pitt Innovator Award, the ACM distinguished service award, and a seminal paper award in design automation from the IEEE FCCM conference.  He serves on many journal editorial boards and conference committees including the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing and the IEEE International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference.



Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


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