Member of Computing Solutions Group
Role in Affiliated Centers
Member of the Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing
Timothy Sherwood's research is in the area of computer architecture, specifically in the development of novel high throughput hardware and software methods by which systems can be monitored and analyzed. Such techniques provide a powerful new way to inspect and control the digital world: they shed light on energy efficiency and performance anomalies, uncover software bugs, and help secure critical systems against attack.
Before joining UC Santa Barbara in 2003 where he is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science, Timothy Sherwood received a B.S degree from UC Davis (1998) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UC San Diego (2003). In his short time with UCSB, Sherwood has received three consecutive IEEE Micro Top Pick Awards for novel contributions significant to industry (2006, 2005, and 2004); the Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award (2008); and an NSF CAREER award (2005). His prior work on Program Phase Analysis methods (a technique for reasoning about and predicting the behavior of programs over time -- a critical step in reducing power consumption) has been cited over 350 times and is now used by Intel, HP, and other industry partners to guide the design of their largest microprocessors.