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Andrew is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS.  He is Editor-in-Chief of the Communications of the ACM (CACM), and on Advisory Boards for several universities and corporate research laboratories.  Andrew served on the National Science Foundation’s CISE Advisory Committee from 2006-2010, and the Board of the Computing Research Association from 2006-2011. He has served on numerous visiting and advisory committees for the Department of Energy, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, University of Washington, EPFL, and other leading research organizations.
From 2005-2010, Andrew was the Vice President of Research of Intel Corporation where he led long-range and disruptive technologies research in computer science. in this role, he was instrumental in creation of the Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers (UPCRC) focused on parallel software, the Open Cirrus Consortium focused on Cloud computing, and Intel’s long range computing technology — Exascale — Research program (UHPC).

Chien’s previous positions also include the SAIC Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and founding Director of the Center for Networked Systems at the University of California at San Diego (1998-2005). From 1999 to 2003, Andrew was Founder and CTO of Entropia, Inc. an early grid computing company. Chien was a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)(1990-1998).

Sc.D. in Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M. in Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.B. in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Focus Areas: Sustainable Computing, Renewable Energy, Power Markets Cloud Software, Resource Management, Hardware And System Architecture, Resource Management, Systems



Selected Publications

  • Jiajia Zheng, Andrew A. Chien, and Sangwon Suh, Mitigating curtailment and carbon emissions through data center load migration, Joule, August 2020.
  • Fan Yang and Andrew A. Chien, Large-scale and Extreme-Scale Computing with Stranded Green Power: Opportunities and Costs , IEEE TPDS, December 2017.
  • Hai Nguyen, Chaojie Zhang, Zhujun Xiao, and Andrew A. Chien,Real-time Serverless: Enabling Application Performance Guarantees, Workshop on Serverless Computing (WoSC’19), December 2019.
  • Yuanwei Fang, Chen Zou, and Andrew A. Chien, Accelerating Raw Data Analysis with the ACCORDA Software and Hardware Architecture”, VLDB, August 2019.
  • Yuanwei Fang, Chen Zou, Aaron Elmore, and Andrew A. Chien. UDP: A Programmable Accelerator for Extract-Transform-Load Workloads and More , MICRO-50, October 2017
  • S. Borkar and A. Chien, The Future of Microprocessors, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (CACM), May 2011.


Data & Databases

Systems and algorithms for managing and analyzing data at scale

Scientific & High Performance Computing

Scientific discovery at the frontiers of computational performance, intelligence, and scale

Systems, Architecture & Networking

Design and analysis of computing systems: cloud, edge, Internet, quantum, and beyond

Labs & Groups

Systems Group

A vibrant, collaborative research community with diverse, synergistic research interests spanning systems, programming languages and software engineering, software and hardware...

Large-Scale Systems Group (LSSG)

Andrew A. Chien
Exploring critical systems research questions underlying sustainable, scalable large-scale systems, including cloud, high performance, edge, and mobile/IoT computing.

CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing

Andrew A. Chien
A dynamic community focused on reducing the fragility and complexity of computing systems, while also increasing their efficiency and lifetime.

News & Events

UChicago CS News

Faculty Bill Fefferman and Chenhao Tan Receive Google Research Scholar Awards

Jun 21, 2022
UChicago CS News

Prof. Andrew A. Chien Named to DARPA ISAT Study Group

Jun 07, 2022
UChicago CS News

Professor Andrew Chien Authors New Textbook, “Computer Architecture for Scientists”

Mar 16, 2022
Past Event

Rich Wolski (UCSB) – Experiences with IoT and The New Internet as a Platform of Things

CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing
Jan 19, 2021
UChicago CS News

Data Load Migration Could Boost Renewable Energy Use, UChicago/UCSB Study Finds

Aug 25, 2020
UChicago CS News

New Project Seeks Greener Computing By Granting Equipment “Second Life”

Jun 26, 2020
UChicago CS News

New AI + Science Grants Fund Projects & Workshops in Chemistry, Physics, and CS Education

May 12, 2020
UChicago CS News

Prof. Chien launches New CACM International Series with China Region Issue

Oct 30, 2018
In the News

Computational Researchers Join Quest to Search Beyond the Higgs Boson

Sep 05, 2018
In the News

Andrew A. Chien Named Editor-in-Chief of Communications of the ACM

Jun 26, 2017
UChicago CS News

Yuanwei Fang receives the Qualcomm Roberto Padovani Scholarship

Nov 28, 2016
UChicago CS News

‘CERES comes to life!’ – Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Nov 15, 2016
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