An Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Rochester, Dr. Ipek has nearly 20 years of experience in computer technology. Prior to joining the University of Rochester, he served as a researcher in the computer architecture group at Microsoft Research. His interest and expertise focuses on computer architecture with an emphasis on energy-efficient architectures, high-performance memory systems, microprocessor design, architecture-circuit interaction, and the application of emerging technologies to computer systems. Dr. Ipek has received numerous accolades for contributions to computer architecture, participating in invitation-only workshops for the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. He works extensively with industry, both as a technical consultant and as an expert witness on intellectual property litigation cases. An experienced presenter, Dr. Ipek has also published more than 50 papers on computer engineering, holds nine U.S. patents, and has been awarded 11 grants totaling more than $2.5 million. 


  • 9 U.S. Patents
  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, 2008
  • MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, 2007
  • BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, 2003


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member
  • Top Picks in Computer Architecture, IEEE MICRO, 2009, 2013, 2017
  • Distinguished Paper Award, International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2016
  • IEEE Computer Society TCCA Young Computer Architect Award, 2014
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), 2010
  • Research Highlight, Communications of the ACM, 2009
  • ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, Nominee, Cornell University, 2008

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