Christina Giannoula successfully defends her PhD Thesis

We’d like to wish a very warm congratulations to Christina Giannoula on her successful PhD defense.  Christina defended her PhD on September 27, 2022 at her home institution, the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), to a 7-member committee, including her co-advisor, Onur Mutlu.

During her PhD, Christina Giannoula was a visiting researcher with SAFARI in 2019, and made significant contributions to collaboratives works with our group.  Her contributions focused on Near-Data-Processing Architectures, Architectural Support for Synchronization, Hardware/Software Cooperation.  She has continued to have strong collaborations and contributions to our group’s work on these topics.

Christina wrote about her experiences with our group in an interview in our January 2021 Newsletter.

Christina’s website:

Christina Giannoula, (defended 27 September 2022)
Thesis title: “Accelerating Irregular Applications via Efficient Synchronization and Data Access Techniques“, PhD Thesis, National Technical University of Athens
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Thesis arXiv (pdf)]
[SAFARI Live Seminar Video (with Q&A); SAFARI Live Seminar Slides (pptx) (pdf)]

Core PhD Contributions with SAFARI: 

Christina Giannoula, Ivan Fernandez, Juan Gomez-Luna, Nectarios Koziris, Georgios Goumas, and Onur Mutlu,
“SparseP: Towards Efficient Sparse Matrix Vector Multiplication on Real Processing-In-Memory Architectures”
Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), Mumbai, India, June 2022.
[Extended arXiv Version]
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Long Talk Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[SparseP Source Code]
[Talk Video (16 minutes)]
[Long Talk Video (55 minutes)]

Christina Giannoula, Nandita Vijaykumar, Nikela Papadopoulou, Vasileios Karakostas, Ivan Fernandez, Juan Gómez-Luna, Lois Orosa, Nectarios Koziris, Georgios Goumas, and Onur Mutlu,
“SynCron: Efficient Synchronization Support for Near-Data-Processing Architectures”
Proceedings of the 27th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), Virtual, February-March 2021.
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Short Talk Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Talk Video (21 minutes)]
[Short Talk Video (7 minutes)]
[SAFARI Live Seminar Video (1 hr 29 mins)]



Posted in Papers, PhD Defense.