Hello! Welcome to the personal web page of Alex Hankin.

I am a 3rd-year PhD candidate and research assistant in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. My advisor is Dr. Mark Hempstead, and I do research as part of the Tufts Computer Architecture Lab (or TCAL, for short). My research interests span a range of topics including emerging embedded Non-Volatile Memories (eNVM), Power/Thermal-Aware Architecture, and Image Signal Processing Accelerators. My dissertation is centered around designing and developing an architecture-based Hotspot mitigation technique for modern chips.

In the Winter and Spring of 2019, I was an intern at Google in Mountain View, California. I worked on a domain-specific architecture for machine learning and image processing on the mobile platform.

This summer I will be an intern at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon working on thermal-aware architecture research.

Quick links: CV | Google Scholar |TCAL | LinkedIn | GitHub


A. Hankin, T. Shapira, M. Lui, K. Sangaiah, M. Hempstead. Evaluation of Non-Volatile Memory Based Last Level Cache Given Modern Use Case Behavior. IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC). 12 pages (143-154). November 4, 2019. [PDF][SLIDES]  

Tufts University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
161 College Ave
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 105 Halligan Hall

Some pictures from my travels. From left to right: Saigon, Shanghai, Angkor Thom (Siem Reap, Cambodia).

When I'm not doing research, I enjoy drawing and playing guitar.

last updated by Alex Hankin, 2-8-2020