Chandra Krintz

Computer Science


2153 Harold Frank Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080

IEE Research Areas: 


Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing, Member


2008-2009 UCSB Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award
2008 CRA-W Anita Borg Early Career Award
2006 NSF CAREER Award
IEEE Senior Member
ACM Senior Member

Research Description: 

Chandra Krintz's research interests include automatic and adaptive compiler, programming language, virtual runtime, and operating system techniques that improve performance (for high-end systems) and that increase battery life (for mobile, resource-constrained devices). She contributes to the field of energy-aware computing through her research in virtualization technology: a powerful tool with which to migrate and consolidate computations when used in conjunction with models and control of cooling technologies. Krintz’s recent work focuses on programming language and runtime support for cloud computing. Her research group has recently developed and released AppScale -- an open-source platform-as-a-service cloud computing system that implements the Google App Engine (GAE) APIs and that facilitates next-generation cloud computing research.


MS: Computer Science, UC San Diego
PhD: Computer Science, UC San Diego


Chandra Krintz joined the UCSB faculty as an Associate Professor in 2001. Krintz has supervised and mentored over 40 students, has published her work in a wide range of ACM venues including CGO, ECOOP, PACT, PLDI, OOPSLA, ASPLOS, and others, and leads several educational and outreach programs that introduce computer science to young people, particularly those from underrepresented groups.