Mahmut Kandemir is a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the Microsystems Design Lab. Dr. Kandemir's research interests are in optimizing compilers, runtime systems, embedded systems, I/O and high performance storage, and power-aware computing. He is the author of more than 80 journal publications and over 300 conference/workshop papers in these areas. He has graduated 11 Ph.D. and 8 masters students so far, and is currently supervising 15 Ph.D. students and 1 masters student. He has served in the program committees of 40 conferences and workshops. His research is funded by NSF, DARPA, and SRC. He is a recipient of NSF Career Award and the Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Research Award. He currently serves as the Graduate Coordinator of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Penn State.