Michael Hind is a Distinguished Research Staff Member in the IBM Research AI department at the T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York.
Michael received his Ph.D. from New York University in 1991. After 2+ years at IBM Research, working on the PTRAN (automatic parallelization) and other projects, he spent 6 years an assistant and associate professor of computer science at the State University of New York at New Paltz, as well as concurrently holding various positions at IBM Research. In 1998, Michael became a fulltime Research Staff Member at the IBM Research, working on the Jalapeno project, the project that produced the open source Jikes RVM, a self-optimizing Java virtual machine. In 2000 and 2007, he became the manager of the Dynamic Optimization Group and Senior Manager of the Programming Technologies Department at IBM Research, respecitively. In 2014, he became a Distinguised Research Staff member, and in 2016 became the Senior Manager of the Cognitive Software Lifecycle Department at IBM Research. In 2017, he became passionate about Explainability, Reliability, and Bias of AI and is now focusing his time on these topics with his amazing colleagues.
Michael is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, a former associate editor of ACM TACO, and a past member of ACM SIGPLAN's Executive Committee. He has served on over 30 program committees, given talks at top universities and conferences, and co-authored over 40 publications. He received a SIGPLAN Most Influential Paper award (for his OOPSLA 2000 paper) and was part of the Jikes RVM team that received the SIGPLAN Software Award in 2012. His research interests include explainability and bias in AI and larger societal implications for AI, the software lifecycle for creating, deploying, and maintain AI applications, programming models and their implementations, static and dynamic development tools, and middleware for emerging commercial paradigms.
Awards, Services, and Other Activities
- Co-Program Chair, OOPSLA'16 Artifact Evaluation Committee
- Co-Program Chair, OOPSLA'15 Artifact Evaluation Committee
- Member, ACM Publications Board Committee on Conferences, Jan 2014 - June 2014
- Member at Large, SIGPLAN Executive Committee, July 2012 - June 2015
- Chair, SIGPLAN Research Highlights Committee, July 2012 - June 2015
- Chair, SIGPLAN Software Award Committee, July 2012 - June 2014
- Member, NYU-Poly Enterprise Learning Board of Directors, 2012 - 2013
- SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award, 2012 for Jikes RVM
- General Chair, X10 Workshop at PLDI'11
- Most Influential OOPSLA'00 Paper Award
- PLDI Representative to SIGPLAN nominating committee for CACM Research Highlights, 2010 - 2012
- Guest co-Editor, IBM Journal of R&D, special issue on Multicore Software, 54(5), 2010
- ACM Distinguished Scientist, 2009
- General Chair, PLDI'09
- Tutorial Chair, PLDI'08
- Associate Editor, ACM TACO, Jan 2006 - present
- Steering committee, PLDI Conference, June 2008 - May 2012
- Steering committee, VEE Conference, June 2005 - April 2009, (chair June 2005 - August 2007)
- General chair, VEE'05
- General chair, Future of Virtual Execution Environments workshop, Sept 15-17, 2004. Full video available.
- Steering committee, MASPLAS (Mid-Atlantic Student Workshop on Programming Languages and Systems)
- General chair, MASPLAS'96, MASPLAS'01
- Program chair, MRE'03
- Advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, SUNY at New Paltz
- Why isn't the PL/SE Community Working on Cloud Computing?, Institue for Software Research, CMU, October 27, 2015
- Changing the Foundation: How the Multicore Era has Impacted Software and What the Future Holds, Invited Course, ACACES'14 summer school, July 13-19, 2014
- Changing the Foundation: The Impact of Multicore Architectures on Software SUNY New Paltz School of Science and Engineering Colloquium Series February 14, 2013.
- Teaching Programming Language Design and Implementation ... What? To Whom? How?, PLDI'11 Panel, June 8, 2011.
- The Impact of Multicore Architectures on Software: Disaster or Opportunity?, Invited Talk, University of Washington, October 20, 2009 (video). Also presented at Tokyo Tech Workshop (keynote), Ghent University, ICT (Beijing), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012).
- What Role Does Code Generation and Optimization Play for Multi-Core Enablement? CGO'08 Panel, April 8, 2008.
- Dynamic Compilation and Adaptive Optimization in Virtual Machines, Invited Course, ACACES'06 summer school, July 23-29, 2006
- Why Software Optimization Matters and Some Thoughts on How to Improve It, Invited Talk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 27, 2005, (Also presented at University of Colorado and Seoul National University)
- Virtual Machine Learning: Thinking like a Computer Architect, Keynote, CGO'05, March 21, 2005
- The Jikes RVM Story, Invited Talk, Red Hat Free Java Summit, MIT, November 18-19, 2004
- Using Jikes RVM to Understand the Hardware Performance of Java Applications, Keynote, MRE'03, March 23, 2003
- Pointer Analysis: Haven't We Solved This Problem Yet? Invited Talk, PASTE'01, June 18-19, 2001
Tutorials and Courses
- Changing the Foundation: How the Multicore Era has Impacted Software and What the Future Holds
- ACACES'14 4-day course, July 13-19, 2014
- Dynamic Compilation and Adaptive Optimization in Virtual Machines
- The Design and Implementation of the Jikes RVM Optimizing Compiler
- The Design and Implementation of the Jalapeno Research VM for Java PACT'01, September 9, 2001, Slides
- 2017: CASCON'17
- 2016: PLDI'16 EPC, ISMM'16 ERC, ICPP'16
- 2015: LCPC'15, PLDI'15 ERC
- 2014: MUSEPAT'14, CASCON'14
- 2013: SAC'13 (PL Track), ICPE'13, MUSEPAT'13, CASCON'13
- 2012: CASCON'12, SAC'12 (PL Track)
- 2011: X10 Workshop at PLDI, SAC'11 (PL Track)
- 2010: ASPLOS'10, PLDI'10 ERC, IWMSE'10, CASCON'10, SAC'10 (PL Track)
- 2009: HiPEAC'09, PACT'09, IISWC'09, CASCON'09,
- 2008: IISWC''08, CASCON'08, First Workshop on Programming Language Curricula
- 2007: WDDD 2007
- 2006: ASPLOS'06, PACT'06, CGO 2006, STMCS
- 2005: VEE'05, PLDI 2005, CGO 2005, MRE 2005
- 2004: ISSTA 2004, CC 2004, MRE 2004
- 2003: OOPSLA'03, Workshop on Exploring the Trace Space for Dynamic Optimization Techniques
- 2002: 4th Workshop on Binary Translation, JVM'02, ISSTA 2002, ECOOP'02 Workshop on Resource Management for Safe Languages
- 2001: FDDO'01