Faculty Profile

Vikram Adve

Computer Science
Vikram Adve
Vikram Adve
Professor and Interim Head of Department
4235 Siebel Center for Comp Sci
201 N. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-2016


  • Department Head Office
  • Department Office

Primary Research Area

  • Architecture, Compilers, and Parallel Computing


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993.

Academic Positions

  • Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory, August 2011-present, 0%
  • Professor, Information Trust Institute, August 2011-present, 0%
  • Professor, Computer Science Department, Univ. of Illinois, August 2011-present, 100%

For more information

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • John Criswell, Andrew Lenharth, Dinakar Dhurjati, Vikram Adve, "Secure Virtual Architecture: A Safe Execution Environment For Commodity Operating Systems," Proceedings of the 21st ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles 2007(SOSP'07), pp. 351-366, Stevenson, WA, October 2007. Audience Choice Paper Award. (Acceptance rate = 19%)
  • Chris Lattner, Vikram Adve, "Automatic Pool Allocation: Improving Performance by Controlling Data Structure Layout in the Heap," Proceedings of the 2005 ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI'05), pp. 129-142, Chicago, Illinois, June 2005. Best Paper Award.
  • Chris Lattner, Vikram Adve, "LLVM: A Compilation Framework for Lifelong Program Analysis and Transformation," Proceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO), pp. 75-88, Palo Alto, CA, Mar. 2004. Selected 10 years later as the Most Influential Paper of CGO 2004. (Acceptance Rate =31.6%)

Research Honors

  • ACM Software System Award (2012)
  • Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (2014)
  • University Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015)