Professor 2015-present, ECL, CS, TX State
Associate Professor 2010-2015, ECL, CS, TX State
Research Scientist 2007-2010, ISS, ICES, UT Austin
Assistant Professor 2000-2007, CSL, ECE, Cornell

Ph.D. (2000), Computer Science, CU Boulder
M.S. (1996), Computer Science, ETH Zurich
B.S. (1994), Computer Science, ETH Zurich

Short Biography
Martin Burtscher is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Texas State University. He received the BS/MS degree from ETH Zurich and the PhD degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Martin's current research focuses on parallelization of complex programs for GPUs as well as on automatic synthesis of data-compression algorithms. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Martin is a distinguished member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE.

Current Research Areas
GPU computing, program parallelization, graph processing, algorithm synthesis, data compression

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Projects and Publications
GPU computing (recurrences, prefix scans, graph algorithms, compression, n-body, TSP)
[HPDC'18] [TOPC'18] [ASPLOS'18] [AGRP'16a] [AGRP'16b] [PLDI'16] [HPPAC'16] [HCW'16] [Cluster'15] [PDPTA'15] [GPGPU'15a] [GPGPU'15b] [GPCDP'14] [IISWC'14] [NAS'14] [SAC'14] [GPGPU'14] [HPCwire'14] [IPCCC'13] [PASA'13] [PDPTA'13] [IPDPS'13b] [GPGPU'13] [PPoPP'13] [IISWC'12] [PPoPP'12] [PDPTA'11b] [GPGPU'11] [GCG'11]
Parallel computing (parallelization, irregular programs, tracing, race tolerance, HPC)
[ESPT'18] [EduHPC'18] [WOSET'18] [SIGCSE'15] [EduPDHPC'13] [IPDPS'13a] [ICS'12] [TC'12] [PLDI'11] [PPoPP'11] [LCPC'10] [PPoPP'10] [ISPASS'09] [PPoPP'09a] [PPoPP'09b] [LCPC'08] [EUROPAR'05] [PDPTA'05] [SC'04] [PDPTA'02]
Lossless data compression (floating-point data, program execution traces, mobile data, JavaScript code)
[DCC'18] [ACCN'17] [SC'16] [SPACE'16] [ICCCN'15] [TC'14] [MASCOTS'13] [ISPASS'13] [TC'11] [CASES'10] [WebApps'10] [DCC'10] [ICCD'09] [DCC'09] [TC'09] [DCC'07a] [DCC'07b] [CAN'06] [DCC'06] [TC'05] [CGO'05] [SIGMETRICS'04] [PACT'03]
Performance optimization, recommendation systems, classification, phase detection
[CVIU'15] [DMIN'14] [3DOR'14] [PDPTA'11a] [ISPASS'11] [SC'10] [JPCS'09] [TG'09] [ISPASS'08] [IISWC'06] [MICRO'04] [PLDI'02]
Prefetching and caching (multicore architectures, helper threading, 3D architectures)
[HPCC'15] [TACO'06] [PACT'06] [D&T'05] [PACT'05] [TECHCON'05] [MSP'05]
Computational brain-injury modeling (bioengineering, visualization, BIC)
[BIOCOMP'12] [BIOCOMP'11] [BIOCOMP'08] [MSV'07] [SBC'07] [MSV'06] [SBC'05] [METMBS'05] [SBC'03]
Value prediction (value predictors, energy/complexity efficient design, confidence estimators)
[WISA'06] [CAN'05] [WDDD'05] [CF'05] [VPW'04] [TC'02] [CAN'02] [ICCD'00] [DISS'00] [PACT'99] [JILP'99] [PFDC'98]

Software and Data
GPU code: PLR (linear recurrences), ECL-CC (connected components), ECL-MIS (maximal independent set), SAM (prefix sum), MPC and GFC (compression), TSP_GPU (TSP), ECL-BH (n-body), FSM_GA
Energy/Performance: K20Power (GPU power profiler), PerfExpert/AutoSCOPE (bottleneck diagnosis)
FP compression: FPcrush, SPDP (tool), SPDP (HDF5), MPC, GFC, gFPC, pFPC, FPC, DP data, SP data
Benchmark suites: LonestarGPU (irregular GPU code), Lonestar (irregular CPU code)
Parallelization systems: ILCS (iterative local searches)
Sequence mining: CBBT (phase detection), patterns (frequent subsequences)
Trace compression: TCgen (compressor generator), VPC3 (compression algorithm)
Brain-injury modeling: TBI (model, BIC, animations)

Teaching Material
Lecture slides: Teaching modules (introduction to parallel programming for undergraduates)

Research Students
Kameron Bush: TSP heuristics
Arthi Nagarajan: Energy-efficient memory accesses (MS Summer 2017)
Jayadharini Jaiganesh: Fast connected-components algorithms (MS Spring 2017)
Sahar Azimi: GPU execution tracing and compression (MS Spring 2017)
Sepideh Maleki: Generalizing prefix-sum computations (MS Spring 2016)
Sindhu Devale: Tracing of large-scale parallel programs (MS Spring 2016)
Farbod Hesaaraki: Unobtrusive real-time tracing of parallel programs (MS Spring 2015)
Molly O'Neil: Using GPUs to accelerate irregular programs (MS Spring 2015)
Saeed Taheri: Optimization suggestions for GPU programs (MS Fall 2014)
Hari Mukka: Data compressor synthesis (MS Fall 2014)
Paruj Ratanaworabhan: Automatic race tolerance (Ph.D. 2009)
Ilya Ganusov: Multi-core helper threading (Ph.D. 2007)

Professional Activities
Committee Member: DRBSD'18b, DRBSD'18a, GPGPU'18, PPoPP'18, DRBSD'17b, EuroPar'17, DRBSD'17a, GPGPU'17, PPoPP'17, EduHPC'16, GPGPU'16, Cluster'15, PLDI'15, PPoPP'15, PLDI'14, PPoPP'14, GPGPU'13, PPoPP'13, GPGPU'12, PPoPP'12, PACT'11, ICSEC'11, PLDI'11, HPCA'11, PPoPP'10, ISCA'09, PPoPP'09, IISWC'08, MSPC'06, IISWC'05, CGO'05, ICS'02
Workshops & Tutorials: TUES1, COT5, COT4, PET5, COT3, PET4, PET3, COT2, PET2, COT1, PET1, VPW2, VPW1
Distinguished Member of the ACM; Senior Member of the IEEE and IEEE CS; Member of the NCWIT; PI of an NVIDIA GEC s
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