Kunle Olukotun, PhD
Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, Stanford

Kunle is the Cadence Design Systems Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He is well known as a pioneer in multicore processor design and the leader of the Stanford Hydra chip mutliprocessor (CMP) research project. Kunle founded Afara Websystems to develop high-throughput, low-power multicore processors for server systems. The Afara multicore processor, called Niagara, was acquired by Sun Microsystems. Niagara derived processors now power all Oracle SPARC-based servers. Kunle currently directs the Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab (PPL), which seeks to proliferate the use of heterogeneous parallelism in all application areas using Domain Specific Languages (DSLs). He is an ACM Fellow and IEEE Fellow.