Vijay Janapa Reddi is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
His research interests span the definition of computer architecture, including software design and optimization, to enhance mobile quality-of-experience and improve the energy-efficiency of high-performance computing systems. Dr. Janapa Reddi is a recipient of the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecturer Award (2016), IEEE Computer Society TCCA Young Computer Architect Award (2016), Intel Early Career Award (2013) and multiple Google Faculty Research Awards (2012, 2013, 2015). He is also the recipient of the Best Paper at the 2005 International Symposium on Microarchitecture, Best Paper at the 2009 International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture, and IEEE’s Top Picks in Computer Architecture awards (2006, 2010, 2011). Beyond his scientific research contributions, Dr. Janapa Reddi is passionate about starting STEM education at an early age. He is responsible for the Austin Independent School District’s “hands-on” computer science (HaCS) program, which teaches 5th and 6th-grade students programming and the principles that govern a modern computing system using Arduino devices. He received a BS in computer engineering from Santa Clara University, an MS in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Harvard University.