Once every week while school is in session, EECS invites a distinguished researcher or practitioner in a computer science or electrical and computer engineering-related field to present their ideas and/or work. Talks are generally targeted to electrical engineering and computer science graduate students. This colloquium series is free and open to everyone.

Upcoming Colloquia

Energy Efficiency Across Programming Languages: How Do Energy, Time, and Memory Relate?

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
LPSC 125

Speaker Information

Jácome Cunha
Assistant Professor
NOVA LINCS, Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Technology
NOVA University of Lisbon


In this talk we will present a study of the runtime, memory usage and energy consumption of twenty seven well-known software languages. We monitor the performance of such languages using ten different programming problems, expressed in each of the languages. Our results show interesting  findings, such as, slower/faster languages consuming less/more energy, and how memory usage influences energy consumption. We show how to use our results to provide software engineers support to decide which language to use when energy effciency is a concern.

Past Colloquia

Hoi-To Wai
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Brian M. Kurkoski
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
John Wager
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Danny Dig
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Sriraam Natarajan
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
J.-C. Chiao
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Christopher Scaffidi
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm