Bergen Language Design Laboratory (BLDL)
Keshav Pingali is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin, and he holds the W.A. "Tex" Moncrief Chair of Computing in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at UT Austin. He was on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University from 1986 to 2006, where he held the India Chair of Computer Science.
Pingali's research has focused on programming languages and compiler technology for program understanding, restructuring, and optimization. His group is known for its contributions to memory-hierarchy optimization; some of these have been patented and are in use in industry compilers. His current research is focused on programming languages and tools for multicore processors.
Pingali is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also serves on the NSF CISE Advisory Committee. He is currently on the editorial boards of Distributed Computing and the International Journal of Parallel Programming. He was the co-Editor-in-chief of the ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (2007-2010).