Jose Nelson Amaral

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Name:Jose Nelson Amaral

Jose’ Nelson Amaral is a professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta. He is the head of the Compiler Design and Optimization Laboratory. His areas of expertise also include high-performance computing and computer architecture. He has published extensively in venues with strict peer-reviewing in these areas (see

Amaral’s extensive service to the scientific community includes membership in the program committee for many international conferences, proceedings chair for the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (for two years) and for the International Conference on High Performance Computing. Co-chair for the Workshop on Compiler-Driven Performance (four years), external reviewer for many research proposals, tenure, and promotion cases. Amaral is a former associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computers and a Distinguished Speaker for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He received a Graduate Student Association’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision. He is a Faculty Fellow with the IBM Center for Advanced Studies in Toronto and he has received the prestigious IBM Faculty Award for two years in a row. His research team was selected for the Project Team of the Year Award by the IBM Center for Advanced Studies in 2006. He is currently the co-chair of the Alberta Center for Advanced Studies. He received the 2012 IBM Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) Resarch Faculty Fellow of the Year award. He is an ACM Distinguished Engineer.

Affiliation:University of Alberta
Research interests:Compilers, Programming Languages, Parallel Computing, Concurrency


CGO 2024 Author in Program Committee within the Main Conference-track
PLDI 2023 Committee Member in SRC Reviewers within the SRC-track
CGO 2023 Author of To Pack or Not to Pack: A Generalized Packing Analysis and Transformation within the Main Conference-track
CC 2022 Steering Committee Member in Steering Committee
CC 2021 Committee Member in Steering Committee
CGO 2021 Author of Vulkan Vision: Ray Tracing Workload Characterization using Automatic Graphics Instrumentation within the Main Conference-track
SPLASH 2020 Mentor in Mentors within the PLMW-track
ICSE 2020 Author of Methodological Principles for Reproducible Performance Evaluation in Cloud Computing within the Journal First-track
CC 2020 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
Session Chair of Session 3 Runtime Techniques (part of Main Conference)
SPLASH 2018 Author of Guiding Inlining Decisions by Identifying Post-Inlining Transformations within the Posters-track
CC 2017 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
Session Chair of Program Analysis (part of Research Papers)
X10 2015 Author of Opening and Welcome within the X10-track
Program Chair in Program Committee within the X10-track