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Barua, Rajeev

Rajeev Barua
A.V. Williams 1431
(301) 405-8137

Research Interests 

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.


Dr. Rajeev Barua is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland.   He holds a joint appointment the Institute for Systems Research, and an affiliate appointment in the Computer Science department, both in the University of Maryland.   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 have 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)

Related News 

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. October 24, 2017

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. July 27, 2017

Danny Kim, MWC/ARCS Lockheed Martin Scholar, will continue malware mitigation technology research
Danny receives ARCS Scholarship for third consecutive year. May 24, 2017

UMD Startup Makes Strides in Cybersecurity
SecondWrite develops software to combat evasive malware March 29, 2016

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. May 14, 2015

ECE Names 2013-2014 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows
Five ECE Ph.D. candidates selected for excellence in dissertation research. May 1, 2014

ECE Names 2012-2013 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows
Anand, Fan, Guan, and Xie recognized for outstanding research. April 4, 2013

Alex Tzannes wins ACM Student Research Competition
Award presented for paper on improving run-time scheduling. October 24, 2011

Kotha Selected as ECEGSA President
Aparna Kotha was selected to lead the ECE Graduate Student Association for the 2010-11 academic year. June 2, 2010

ECE Research Review Day Highlights Innovation, Entrepreneurship
Research showcases UMD technology advancements in electrical and computer engineering. October 13, 2009