• L.-S. Peh is with the Electrical Engineering Department, Princeton University, B228 Engineering Quadrangle, Princeton, NJ 08544.
• T.M. Pinkston is with the Department of Electrical Engineering Systems, University of Southern California, EEB 208, Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Building, 3740 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089-2562. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Li-Shiuan Peh received the BS degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore in 1995 and the PhD degree in computer science from Stanford University in 2001. She has been an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University since 2002. She is a recipient of the 2003 US National Science Foundation CAREER award and 2004's recipient of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' E. Lawrence Keys/Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement Award. She has been a program committee member for several conferences (HPCA, SIGMETRICS, Hot Interconnects, ICPP, HiPC, etc.) and workshops (PACS, TACS, SAN, etc.). Her research focuses on power-aware interconnection networks, on-chip networks, and parallel computer architectures and is funded by several grants from the US National Science Foundation, the DARPA MARCO Gigascale Systems Research Center, as well as Intel Corporation. She is a member of the IEEE.
Timothy Mark Pinkston received the BSEE degree from The Ohio State University in 1985 and the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1986 and 1993, respectively. Prior to joining the University of Southern California (USC) in 1993, he was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories, a Hughes Doctoral Fellow at Hughes Research Laboratory, and a visiting researcher at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory. Currently, Dr. Pinkston is a professor and director of the Computer Engineering Division of the EE-Systems Department at the University of Southern California and he heads the SMART Interconnects Group. His current research interests include the development of deadlock-free adaptive routing techniques and on-chip network and router architectures for achieving high-performance communication in microprocessor and parallel computer systems—scalable parallel processor and cluster computing systems. Dr. Pinkston has authored more than 75 refereed technical papers and has received numerous awards, including the Zumberge Fellow Award, the US National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award, and the US National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Dr. Pinkston is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. He has also been a member of the program committee for several major conferences (ISCA, HPCA, ICPP, IPPS/IPDPS, ICDCS, SC, CS&I, CAC, PCRCW, OC, MPPOI, LEOS, WOCS, and WON), the program chair for HiPC '03, the program vice-chair for EuroPar '03 and ICPADS '04, the program cochair for MPPOI '97, the tutorials chair for ISCA '04, the workshops chair for ICPP '01, and the finance chair for Cluster 2001. In addition to serving as the coguest editor for this special section, he has served two 2-year terms as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions of Parallel and Distributed Systems.