Tosiron Adegbija


I am an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona.

I received my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida (UF) in May 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Ann Gordon-Ross. I received my M.Sc degree from the University of Florida in 2011, and my B.Eng degree from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria in 2005.

In 2019, I received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for my research on runtime adaptable STTRAM cache memories. I am grateful for my hardworking students and to the NSF for the support.

Media stories/interviews about my research: UA Engineering News; KGUN9 News; Arizona Public Media (AZPM) Arizona Science Podcast; Inside Tucson Business.

Outside of doing research, I enjoy playing the keyboard, bass guitar, reading (non-fiction), writing, traveling, playing volleyball, thinking, and having interesting conversations with random strangers at airports.

Research Interests

My research interests include domain-specific architectures for resource-constrained systems, high performance and adaptable computing architectures and optimization methodologies, and right-provisioned microprocessor architectures for the Internet of Things (IoT). Due to the power and thermal constraints that have nearly halted increases in clock speed, coupled with design complexity and scalability issues, microprocessor manufacturers have turned to multicore architectures, where multiple processors are integrated on a single die. Additionally, with the growth of the IoT and consumer demand for mobility, compute- and memory-intensive applications that are currently executed on desktop and server systems must increasingly be executed on resource-constrained systems (e.g., mobile devices, embedded systems, etc.). Significant emphasis must be placed on equipping these systems with the right-provisioned computing resources to support the applications' specific execution demands. Thus, my research interests include, but are not limited to, domain-specific architectures, dynamically adaptable or configurable memory hierarchies and systems, low power embedded system design, phase-based tuning, heterogeneous multicore systems, high performance computing, emerging computer architectures, and low-power processors for the Internet of Things (IoT).Read more...


Previous Courses:

At the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida.
  • Spring 2015, 2014, 2013 - Guest Lecturer - Embedded Systems Seminar (EEL 6935, EEL 6686)
  • Fall 2014 - Co-Instructor - Computer Architecture (EEL 4713)
  • Fall 2012/2013/2014 - Guest Lecturer - Computer Architecture (EEL 4713)
  • Fall 2011 - Teaching Assistant - Computer Architecture (EEL 5764)
  • Spring 2012 - Teaching Assistant - Reconfigurable Computing (EEL 4720/5721)

Invited Talks and Panels

  • "Architecture Designs for Energy-Efficient and Adaptable STTRAM Cache Hierarchies," National University of Singapore, School of Computing, October 2019
  • "Emerging Technologies for Right-Provisioned IoT Computing", Panel, ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI), May 2019
  • Panel on Academic Career Challenges, Design Automation Conference (DAC) Early Career Workshop, San Francisco CA, June 2018
  • "Potentials of microarchitecture adaptability for performance, energy, and security optimizations," Emerging Technologies Conference (ETCMOS), Whistler BC, Canada, May 2018
  • "Landscape of the Future: The Internet of Things," SHFM National Conference, Phoenix AZ, September 2016
  • Panel Session: Diversity Panel - Central Florida STEM Alliance, Tampa, FL, March 2015
  • "Dynamic Phase-based Optimization of Embedded Systems," Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Canada, April 2015

Awards and Honors

  • Senior Member, IEEE, 2020
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2019
  • Award for Excellence at the Student Interface (Teaching Award, ECE Junior Faculty). College of Engineering, University of Arizona, May 2018
  • ACM GLSVLSI Travel Award. ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI), May 2015
  • Best Paper Award - "Dynamic Phase-based Optimization of Embedded Systems," Tosiron Adegbija and Ann Gordon-Ross. IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), July 2014 - PhD Forum

Service Activities

Conference Technical Program and Organizing Committees:

  • Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2020
  • IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2020
  • International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC); Track Chair - VLSI Design, 2019
  • Languages, Compilers, Tools and Theory of Embedded Systems (LCTES), 2019
  • ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI); Panel Chair, 2019
  • IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS); Posters Chair, 2019
  • IEEE/ACM Conference on Hardware/Software Co-Design and Synthesis (CODES); 2017, 2018, 2019
  • IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), 2018
  • IEEE Computer Society Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI); 2017, 2018
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), 2016, 2017

Journal Reviewer:

  • IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC)
  • ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration systems (TVLSI)
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC)
  • IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD)
  • IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (TUSC)
  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (CEM)
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoTJ)
  • Springer Journal of Supercomputing
  • Elsevier Microelectronics Journal

National Science Foundation Panelist:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • CCF: Software and Hardware Foundations