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Barua, Rajeev

Barua, Rajeev

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
1431 A.V. Williams Bldg.

Dr. Rajeev Barua is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland and an affiliate faculty member in the Institute for Systems Research and the Department of Computer Science. He received his Ph.D in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000.

Dr. Barua is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2002, and of the UMD George Corcoran Award for teaching excellence in 2003. He was a finalist for the Inventor of the Year Award in 2005 given by the Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Maryland. He received the President of India Gold Medal for graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1992 with the highest GPA in the university that year.

He served as Workshops Chair for the ACM Conference on Compilers, Architecture, & Synthesis for Embedded Systems (CASES) in 2004. He also served as Program Co-Chair for the Workshop on Compilers and Tools for Constrained Embedded Systems (CTCES), also in 2004. Over the years, he has served on several NSF panels and on the program committees of several leading academic conferences.

Honors and awards

•    NSF CAREER Award (2002)

•    George Corcoran Award (2003)

•    Finalist, Inventor of the Year Award, University of Maryland (3 finalists among
 35 invention submissions) (2004)


Dr. Barua's research interests are in the areas of compilers, embedded systems, and computer architecture. Recent work has tackled the problem of compiler approaches to reliable software in embedded systems, memory allocation for embedded systems, and compiling to VLIW processors. Earlier work has targeted memory disambiguation technologies, instruction scheduling, ASIP customization, silicon compilation, instruction prefetching, partitioning of memory on multiprocessors, and a study of memory latency and bandwidth characteristics on multiprocessors.

Vishkin, Barua and Ghanim Introduce ICE to Eliminate Programmer’s Multi-Threading – A Productivity-Buster in Parallel Computing

Intermediate Concurrent Execution (ICE) enables tightly-synchronous threading-free programming for multi-threaded execution.

TEDCO Invests $1M into Innovative Companies Including Rajeev Barua’s Startup SecondWrite LLC

SecondWrite LLC has received TEDCO funding from the state of Maryland for an amount of $100,000.

UMD Startup Makes Strides in Cybersecurity

SecondWrite develops software to combat evasive malware

ECE Names 2014-2015 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

Five Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. students were selected as ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellows for 2014-15.

ECE Names 2012-2013 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

Anand, Fan, Guan, and Xie recognized for outstanding research.

Alex Tzannes wins ACM Student Research Competition

Award presented for paper on improving run-time scheduling.

Kotha Selected as ECEGSA President

Aparna Kotha was selected to lead the ECE Graduate Student Association for the 2010-11 academic year.

ECE Research Review Day Highlights Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Research showcases UMD technology advancements in electrical and computer engineering.

Barua Wins NSF Grant for New Binary Rewriter

Professor's rewriter will allow any binary code to be rewritten and improved.