The call for papers for the first "Correct Data Compression" workshop is available at CoDaC'24.
We have 2 papers accepted at the 2024 Data Compression Conference! The first paper presents LICO, a very fast and effective algorithm for lossless image compression. The second paper describes a simple yet highly accurate ML approach to predict a well-compressing algorithm for a given input file.
We presented 3 papers at the 2023 SC supercomputing conference!
Martin is among The World's Top 2% Scientists according to a study by Stanford University. 20 of the about 1400 faculty members at Texas State University are on the list.
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 the parallelization of graph algorithms and complex programs for GPUs
as well as on the synthesis of high-speed lossy and lossless data-compression algorithms.
He has co-authored about 125 peer-reviewed scientific publications, which have
been cited over 6700 times.
Martin is a distinguished member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE.
High-Performance Computing (HPC): GPU computing, parallel algorithm design, data compression, graph analytics, algorithm synthesis, performance optimization, energy efficiency
The CS department at Texas State ranks in the top 40 nationally and the top 60 worldwide in HPC.
Efficient Computing Laboratory
Martin directs the Efficient Computing Laboratory (ECL). Its research goals are developing general
strategies for parallelizing complex and irregular programs, creating techniques to automatically synthesize
high-performance data-compression algorithms, and designing optimizations to improve performance and
energy efficiency. Animations and more information are available here.
Faster computations and better algorithms can help save lives, solve health problems, increase safety, improve
the environment, and keep us connected. At this point, parallelization is the primary way to make more powerful
and energy-efficient computers possible. As we are reaching the limits of human ability, automatic synthesis is
the most promising avenue for creating new and improved algorithms.
Projects CIVIC (verification of irregular parallel programs) [NSF/CCF - SHF] LC (high-speed lossy data compression framework) [DOE/ASCR - DRS] PECOS (simulation of inductively coupled plasma torch) [DOE/NNSA - PSAAP III]
Selected ECL-member highlights
NSF Fellowships ($138,000): Jared, Kristi, Molly
Outstanding thesis awards: Sepideh
Outstanding research awards: Jared, Molly, Sepideh
Best paper awards: Yiqian, Noushin
PhD positions at Texas State, U. of Oregon, UT Austin, U. of Utah
Industry positions at NVIDIA, AMD, Intel, Samsung, Uber, USAA, Charles Schwab, etc.