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Jason Mars inducted into MICRO Hall of Fame

This honor recognizes outstanding researchers with eight or more papers at the International Symposium on Microarchitecture.

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Prof. Jason Mars

Prof. Jason Mars will be inducted into the IEEE/ACM MICRO Hall of Fame, an honor given to outstanding researchers with eight or more papers presented at the International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO). The symposium is organized by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Microarchitecture, SIGMICRO, whose members include researchers and practitioners of computer architecture, microarchitecture and compilers.

MICRO is the flagship conference for microprocessor architecture and one of the top-tier computer architecture conferences. Technology presented at MICRO has been incorporated into modern microprocessors over the past fifty years. Mars’ eighth paper, which will be presented at the conference this year will be entitled, “A Benchmarking Framework for Interactive 3D Applications in the Cloud.”

Mars’ work has centered on building systems that enable new computing applications at scale. His contributions include a Proteon Code, system for dynamically recompiling applications and rebalancing resource loads in warehouse scale computing systems; Djinn and Tonic, a set of deep learning tools for speech recognition, image recognition, and natural language processing and associated data center hardware configurations; and the release of Sirius, an open-source digital assistant. He recently released ADASA, a conversational in-vehicle digital assistant to provide advanced driver assistance. Mars co-founded Clinc, a developer of conversational AI systems, in 2015 and served as its CEO through 2019. He received an NSF CAREER Award in 2016, and together with his Clinc co-founder Prof. Lingjia Tang was named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ 40 Under 40 list in 2019.

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