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Ricardo Bianchini

Visiting Professor

Department of Computer Science
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
110 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019


Dr. Ricardo Bianchini received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Rochester. After his graduate studies, he joined the faculty at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and later at Rutgers University. Since 2014, he has been the Chief Efficiency Strategist at Microsoft, where he leads efforts to improve the efficiency of the company's online services and datacenters. His main research interests include cloud computing and datacenter efficiency. In fact, Dr. Bianchini is a pioneer in datacenter energy management, energy-aware storage systems, energy-aware load distribution across datacenters, and leveraging renewable energy in datacenters. He has published nine award papers, and has received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. He is currently an ACM Distinguished Scientist and an IEEE Fellow.


Awards & Distinctions: 
  • Keynote speaker at the 2016 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2016.
  • Best paper at the USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), 2016.
  • Elevated to IEEE Fellow, 2015.
  • Keynote speaker at the 29th International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS), 2015.
  • Distinguished lecture at George Mason University, 2015.
  • Keynote speaker at the 20th International European Conference on Parallel Processing (EuroPar), 2014.
  • Paper included in the volume about the first 25 years of the International Conference on Supercomputing, 2014.
  • Best architecture paper at the 28th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, 2014.
  • Paper selected a Top Pick in Computer Architecture for 2013.
  • Keynote speaker at the GreenMetrics Workshop, 2013.
  • Keynote speaker at the 21st International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing, 2012.
  • Elevated to ACM Distinguished Scientist, 2011.
  • Paper selected a Top Pick in Computer Architecture for 2011.
  • Best paper at IGCC 2010.
  • NSF CAREER award, 2003-2008.
  • Best student paper award at PACT 2002.
  • Best paper award at SBAC-PAD 2001.
  • Honorable mention in the II Compaq Award for Research and Development in Computer Science, 1996.
  • MIT Alewife paper included in the Anthology of the First 25 Years of ISCA.
  • Brazilian CNPq productivity in research grant 1995-1996, 1997-1998, 1999-2000.
  • Brazilian CAPES fellowship for PhD studies 1990-1994.