Graduate student Tyler N. Sondag was selected for Honorable Mention in the National Science Foundations's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for 2008.
NSF's GRFP recognizes graduate students nationwide who show outstanding research potential. According to the NSF GRFP solicitation, "the NSF accords Honorable Mention to meritorious applicants who do not receive fellowship awards. This is considered a significant academic achievement nationwide and provides access to cyberinfrastructure resources through the TeraGrid for a period of one year following notification of the Honorable Mention" It is quite an honor to be selected for Honorable Mention from this group.
Tyler is a member of the Laboratory for Software Design, where he works with his research advisor Hridesh Rajan. As a graduate researcher, Tyler has made significant contributions to the ongoing project Sapha. The Sapha project is developing techniques for effective utilization of multicore processors.
Along with his colleagues Tyler co-authored and presented a paper entitled "Predictive Thread-to-Core Assignment on a Heterogeneous Multi-core Processor,"" at the 4th Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems (PLOS 2007)held in Stevenson, Washington in October 2007. He is also the primary author of a followup paper that is currently under preparation.
More information about Tyler's research activities is available from here.