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ECE Students Win Best Paper Award at International Conference


Friese HeadshotTarplee HeadshotECE Ph.D. students, Kyle Tarplee and Ryan Friese, recently received the Zdzislaw Pawlak Best Paper Award at the Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS) in Krakow, Poland.

Named the best submission among 60 accepted entries at the sub-conference for Advances in Artificial Intelligence Applications, the students received the award for their paper and presentation entitled, "Efficient and Scalable Computation of the Energy and Makespan Pareto Front for Heterogeneous Computing Systems."

Tarplee and Friese are co-advised by ECE Professors Tony Maciejewski and H.J. Siegel. Their work highlights a novel algorithm that allows system administrators to examine the performance level of their computing systems and analyze the associated energy costs, giving them insight into the challenge of lowering operating costs while offering state-of-the-art performance. With the rising costs and demand of electricity for high-performance computing, the new finding is especially important as it demonstrates what kind of performance to expect with a given energy budget.

FedCSIS attracted upwards of 300 participants spanning 36 countries. The annual event provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and academia to present and discuss ideas, challenges, and potential solutions on established or emerging topics related to research and practice in computer science and information systems. Friese and Tarplee received their awards at a unique banquet held in the salt mines in Krakow.