Sarita Adve

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Sarita V. Adve
Alma materIndian Institute of Technology Bombay (B.Tech)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.S., PhD)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rice University

Sarita Vikram Adve is a professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is also a principal investigator for the Universal Parallel Computing Research Center. Her research interests are in computer architecture and systems, parallel computing, and power and reliability-aware systems.


In the areas of memory consistency models for multiprocessors, Adve co-developed the memory models for the C++ and Java programming languages, which are based on her early work on data-race-free models. In hardware reliability she co-developed the concept of lifetime reliability aware architectures and dynamic reliability management. In power management she led the design of one of the first systems to implement cross-layer energy management. She co-authored some of the first papers on exploiting Instruction level parallelism for memory system performance. She also led the development of the widely used RSIM architecture simulator, which can be used to evaluate shared-memory multiprocessors with Instruction level parallelism.

Education and career[edit]

Adve completed a Bachelor of Technology degree in electrical engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 1987. She subsequently completed a Master of Science (1989) and Ph.D. (1993) in computer science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[1][better source needed][2] Before joining Illinois, Adve was a member of faculty at Rice University from 1993 to 1999. She served on the NSF CISE directorate's advisory committee from 2003 to 2005 and on the expert group to revise the Java memory model from 2001 to 2005. She currently serves as chair of ACM SIGARCH.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Adve received the ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes award in 2008,[4] an IBM faculty award in 2005, was named a UIUC University Scholar in 2004,[5] received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 1998, an IBM University Partnership award in 1997 and 1998, and a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 1995. She was named a Fellow of the ACM in 2010.[6] She was the winner of the 2012 ABIE Award for Innovation from the Anita Borg Institute.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Sarita Adve". Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  2. ^ Sarita Adve at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ "Officers". ACM SIGARCH. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  4. ^ Maurice Wilkes Award past winners Archived 2015-05-23 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2015-06-15.
  5. ^ "Six Urbana faculty members named University Scholars", Inside Illinois, 24 (15), 17 February 2005, retrieved 2015-06-15.
  6. ^ "Sarita Adve". Retrieved 2015-06-14.
  7. ^ "Sarita Adve -". 2012-10-01.
  8. ^ "Abie Awards -".

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