Mahmut Kandemir is a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the Microsystems Design Lab. Dr. Kandemir's research interests are in optimizing compilers, runtime systems, embedded systems, I/O and high performance storage, and power-aware computing. He is the author of more than 80 journal publications and over 350 conference/workshop papers in these areas. He graduated 22 Ph.D. and 14 masters students so far, and is currently advising/coadvising 15 Ph.D. student. He served in the program committees of 40 conferences and workshops. His research is/was funded by NSF, DOE, DARPA, SRC, and Microsoft. He is a recipient of NSF Career Award and the Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Research Award. Between 2008 and 2012, he served as the Graduate Coordinator of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Penn State.