Frederic Chong

The Seymour Goodman Professor
Department of Computer Science and the College

Frederic Chong’s research interests include emerging technologies for computing, multicore and embedded architectures, computer security, and sustainable computing. His most revolutionary work relates to quantum computing, to help guide the development of basic technologies and algorithms by looking ahead to how these components will scale to a large computing machine 10 to 20 years into the future. In general, much of his work involves redesigning computer systems to leverage new technologies.

While serving as director of the Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Chong studied architectures for emerging technologies for energy-proportional computation, as well as life cycle analysis (LCA) for determining the environmental benefits of energy-efficient computing strategies. While at UCSB, he also held the position of director of Computer Engineering. Prior to that, he was a faculty member and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of California, Davis.

Chong is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, the DARPATech Significant Technical Achievement Award, and five best paper awards. He also is a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery. Chong holds a doctorate, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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