Adjunct Professor: Electrical, Computer and Energy (ECE), University of Colorado Boulder
Professor and Associate Chair: Electrical Engineering (EE), University of Colorado Denver
Dan Connors directs the computer engineering program in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver). His areas of interest include Systems (computer architecture, embedded system design and fault
tolerance), Software (programming languages, parallel processing,
compilers), Scientific Computation (high performance computing).
Dan Connors is Co-PI (PI, Dr. Julien Langou, UC Denver) on the grant “II-New: GPU Cluster for Computing Research” that was recently funded through the National Science Foundation. This project is for the acquisition of a GPU cluster dedicated to research on high performance computing. The infrastructure will enable the investigation of the theoretical cost efficiency (GFlop/sec/dollar) and the theoretical power efficiency (GFlop/sec/Watt) of high performance computer systems. Awarded Amount to Date: $435000.
NSF Abstract: II-NEW GPU Cluster for Computing Research
2011 University of Colorado (Denver) - UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) Grant with students: Kyle Dunn and Jeff Wiencrot - "Constructing a Flexible GPU-Accelerated Framework for Computer Vision Gesture Recognition"
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Outreach: STEMapalooza (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) event in Denver Colorado, October 8th and 9th, 2010
Dan Connors offers industry training in high performance parallel programming: CUDA Training and OpenCL Training
Some of my research and education interests:
Run-time systems and compiler optimization
Parallel programming with GPUs
Fault tolerant system design
Hardware design (FPGA prototyping)
Honors and Awards
Nvidia Faculty Fellowship Program Award (2008-2009)
University of Colorado (Boulder) College of Engineering - Sullivan-Carlson Teaching Innovation Award 2008
Eta Kappa Nu - National Finalist C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award for Young Electrical and Computer Engineering Professors 2004
University of Colorado (Boulder) College of Engineering - Peebles Outstanding Teaching Award 2003