Head of Computing Solutions Group
Role in Affiliated Centers
Director of the Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing
Fred Chong’s current research focuses on novel computing technologies, architectural support for computer security and reliability, next-generation embedded systems, and the environmental impact of computing systems. As Director of the Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing, he studies architectures for emerging technologies for energy-proportional computation, as well as Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for determining the environmental benefits of energy-efficient computing strategies.
Fred Chong received B.S. (1990), M.S. (1992), and Ph.D. (1996) degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. In 1997, he joined UC Davis as an Assistant Professor and became a Chancellor's Fellow and Associate Professor in 2000. He joined UC Santa Barbara as a Professor in the Department of Computer Science in 2005 and became Director of Computer Engineering in 2007. In 2007, Chong also became the founding director of the Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing, part of the UCSB Institute for Energy Efficiency. Chong is as an Associate Editor for both the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computer Systems and ACM Transactions on Architecture and Compiler Optimization. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award (1998) and a DARPATech Most Significant Technical Achievement Award (2002).