Timothy Sherwood

Associate Professor
Computer Science


1119 Harold Frank Hall

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

IEE Research Areas: 


Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing, Member


2008 Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award
2005 NSF CAREER Award
2004-2006 IEEE Micro Top Pick Award

Research Description: 

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.


BS: UC Davis (1998)
PhD: UC San Diego (2003)


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.