Wentzlaff and Wysocki promoted to full professor

Written by
Scott Lyon
Feb. 16, 2024

David Wentzlaff and Gerard Wysocki have been promoted to the rank of professor of electrical and computer engineering, effective January 16, 2024, recognizing their excellence in research, teaching and service.

Wentzlaff, a computer architecture expert, studies a range of issues that impact the future of computing. His research explores what computer architectures will look like after the end of Moore’s Law, which has sustained massive growth in the capability of computers over a 60-year period but which will likely end this decade. His work also looks at sustainable computer architectures and computer architectures and chips for accelerating the Large Language Models driving many of today’s most advanced AI tools. With a strong focus on open-source technologies, his work has advanced access to powerful manycore processor design exploration tools for academic researchers and has been adopted widely in industry. Wentzlaff joined the faculty in 2011. He earned a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2019, he was inducted into the ACM SIGMICRO Hall of Fame, recognizing his contributions to the field of microarchitecture, and in 2023 he joined the International Symposium on Computer Architecture Hall of Fame. He has received an NSF CAREER Award and a DARPA Young Faculty Award, and been named an Air Force Young Investigator, among many other honors. Wentzlaff is also an associated faculty member in computer science.

Wysocki, an expert in laser-based sensing and metrology, designs technologies that analyze chemicals for environmental monitoring, biomedical research and industrial process control. His work primarily focuses on lasers in the mid-infrared and terahertz spectral ranges, which enable many advantages including advanced imaging, measurement and non-invasive remote sensing techniques. Wysocki joined the faculty in 2008 after postdoctoral and faculty fellowships at Rice University. He earned his Ph.D. from Johannes Kepler University Linz, in Austria, and master’s degree from the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland. He is a Fellow of the Optica Society, where from 2018 to 2021 he served as Sensors Development Chair on Optica’s Board of Meetings, and from 2020 to 2022 he was the General Congress Chair for their Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress. He has received an NSF CAREER Award, an Early Career STAR Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Masao Horiba Award and the Peter Werle Early Career Scientist Award. He is associated faculty member in civil and environmental engineering, the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Princeton Materials Institute.