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CAROLINE TRIPPEL is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Departments at Stanford University. Prior to starting at Stanford, she spent nine months as a Research Scientist at Facebook in the FAIR SysML group. Her research interests are in the area of computer architecture, with a focus on promoting correctness and security as first-order computer systems design metrics (akin to performance and power). A central theme of Caroline's work is leveraging formal methods techniques to design and verify hardware systems in order to ensure that they can provide correctness and security guarantees for the applications they intend to support. She has been recently exploring the role of architecture in enabling privacy-preserving machine learning, the role of machine learning in hardware systems optimizations, particularly in the context of neural recommendation, and opportunities for improving datacenter and at-scale machine learning reliability.

Her research has influenced the design of the RISC-V ISA memory consistency model both via my formal analysis of its draft specification and her subsequent participation in the RISC-V Memory Model Task Group. Additionally, her work produced a novel methodology and tool that synthesized two new variants of the now-famous Meltdown and Spectre attacks. Caroline's research has been recognized with IEEE Top Picks distinctions, the 2020 ACM SIGARCH/IEEE CS TCCA Outstanding Dissertation Award, and the 2020 CGS/ProQuest® Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, & Engineering. She was also awarded an NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship (2017-2018) and selected to attend the 2018 MIT Rising Stars in EECS Workshop. She completed her PhD in Computer Science at Princeton University and her BS in Computer Engineering at Purdue University.

BARIS KASIKCI is a Morris Wellman Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Michigan (since Sep. 2017). His research focuses on building efficient and trustworthy computer systems. He builds techniques to improve the efficiency of datacenter applications, provide systems support for heterogeneous computing platforms, analyze and fix failures, and improve the security of modern hardware. Building efficient and trustworthy systems requires a combination of approaches. His work draws insights from a broad set of disciplines such as systems, computer architecture, and programming languages.

Baris is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, an Intel Rising Star Award, a VMware Early Career Faculty Grant, a Google Faculty Award, and multiple Google and Intel Awards. Baris received the 2016 Roger Needham PhD Award for the best PhD thesis in computer systems in Europe and the 2016 Patrick Denantes Memorial Prize for best PhD thesis in the Department of Information and Communication Sciences at EPFL. Previously, he was a researcher in the Systems and Networking Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. he also held roles at Intel, VMware and Siemens. More details can be found in his CV.