Professor Emerita of Engineering, Professor Emerita of Computer Science, Adjunct Professor of Engineering, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science


R. Iris Bahar received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Before entering the Ph.D program at CU-Boulder, she worked for Digital Equipment Corporation on their VAX microprocessor designs.   She has been on the faculty at Brown University since 1996 and now holds a dual appointment as Professor of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science.   Her research interests focus on energy-efficient and reliable computing, from the system level to device level.  Most recently, this includes applications for near-data processing and hardware/software design of robust machine learning techniques for robot scene perception.  She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Engineering Achievement Award and the Brown University School of Engineering Award for Excellence in Teaching in Engineering.

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