Guang R. Gao is an Endowed Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Founder/Leader of the Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems Laboratory (CASPL) at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.
Professor Gao received his Master ('82) and Doctorate degrees ('86) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), becoming the first Chinese student in graduating from Computer Sciences at that university. His research work was supervised by Jack Dennis, with whom Professor Gao still collaborates in several research projects.
Before joining to the University of Delaware, Professor Gao worked in McGill University (Montreal, Canada) where he founded the Advanced Compilers, Architectures and Parallel Systems Laboratory (ACAPS).
Professor Gao’s research has focused in high-performance computer systems, specifically in compiler optimization techniques, instruction scheduling, register allocation, and software pipelining.
In 2000, Professor Gao founded ET International, Inc. based in Newark, DE., for the research and development of technologies for extreme-scale parallel computers.
Awards and Recognitions
- Gauss Award: Awarded during the International Supercomputing Conference 2011 held in Hamburg, Germany for the paper "Experiments with the Fresh Breeze Tree-Based Memory Model", co-authored with Jack Dennis from MIT and Xiaoxuan Meng from the University of Delaware.
- IEEE Fellow, 2008: Awarded for his contributions in Parallel Computer Architectures and Compilers. 
- ACM Fellow, 2007: Awarded for his contributions in Multiprocessor Computers and Compiler Optimization Techniques. 
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