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Kirk Cameron

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Virginia Tech Innovation Campus
  • Faculty Lead
  • Professor of Computer Science
Kirk Cameron

Kirk W. Cameron is the faculty lead and associate vice president of academic affairs at the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus. He is a professor of computer science and an IEEE Fellow. From 2012-2022, he was director of the stack@cs Center for Computer Systems (ranked #26 by U.S. News in March 2022). As a researcher, Cameron pioneered green computing, and his power measurement and management techniques have had profound influence on the design of computers, supercomputers, and datacenters through commercialization and contributions to the design of the EnergyStar program for servers. As an entrepreneur, his intellectual property led to startup creation and his software has been downloaded by more than 500,000 people in 160+ countries. 

Cameron’s work regularly appears in The New York Times, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, and elsewhere. His research/education artifacts have been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, in Washington, D.C. From 2010-2017, he created and wrote the Green IT column for IEEE Computer Magazine, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society. Cameron is the associate editor in chief for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and is an associate editor of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems

  • Green computing
  • Power-performance modeling
  • Computer science education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Louisiana State University, 2000
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Florida, 1994
  • Fellow of the IEEE
  • Distinguished Member of the ACM
  • Associate Editor for the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing 
  • Associate Editor in Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing

For Professor Cameron's recent publications, please visit his Google Scholar page.