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

Dr. Michael Dinitz
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 8:30am to 9:45am
Amir Nayyeri
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Erin Chambers
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Philip J. Guo
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Matthew Taylor
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Mi Zhang
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 8:45am to 9:45am
Charalampos Papamanthou
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Quanyan Zhu
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Harish Krishnaswamy
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 2:00pm to 2:50pm