Faculty Profile

Vikram Adve

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


  • Business Office
  • Department Head Office
  • Department Office
  • Department Head 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)