Computer Laboratory

Timothy M. Jones

Timothy M. JonesI'm a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge in the Computer Laboratory. From 1 September 2013 I hold a Research Fellowship from EPSRC within the Computer Architecture Group which supports my research into energy-efficiency, reliability and performance from compilers and many-core architectures of the future. I'm also a college research associate at St John's and work part-time at ARM.

Research

My research is looking power, performance and reliability of microprocessors in the many-core era. I am looking at ways of using the compilers, JITs, dynamic binary translators and the microarchitecture itself to increase performance, save power and deal with the upcoming reliability challenges posed by future technology scaling. My current research areas include:

  • Automatic parallelisation (see the HELIX project).
  • Processor wearout and hard faults (see the DOME project.)
  • Design of and compilation for specialised accelerators.
  • Power saving in shared cache environments and compilation schemes for the instruction cache

I am interested in collaborations with other researchers on any of the above. If you would like to work with me then please send me an email. My current research group members are:

Vacancies

I have a fully-funded PhD position working on compiler or architectural schemes for heterogeneous many-core processors, in collaboration with ARM. For more information, please email me.

Professional Service

I was also a Distinguished Reviewer for HiPEAC 2014, 2013 & 2012, and on the program committees for SCOPES 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010, HiPC 2012, SBAC-PAD 2010 & 2009 and the MEDEA Workshop 2009, 2008 & 2007.

Background

Before my current fellowship I held a Research Fellowship jointly from the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering and EPSRC. I spent 2010 at Harvard working with David Brooks and his research team. Prior to joining Cambridge, I was part of the Compiler and Architecture Design Group at the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics.