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Nelson Amaral
Nelson Amaral
SPEC Director

SPEC Board of Directors –> Nelson Amaral

Jose Nelson Amaral has served on the SPEC board of directors since 2014 and serves on the SPEC Research Group Steering Committee.

Prior SPEC Roles

Nelson was a founding member of the SPEC RG.

Industry Role

Nelson is a professor of Computing Science at the University of Alberta in Canada. His research work focuses on high-performance computing, compiler design and optimization, performance evaluation and related areas. Nelson has contributed extensively to the organization of international conferences and many peer-reviewed journals. He is on the International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) Steering Committee and served as Program Co-Chair and General Co-Chair for the International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE). Nelson's research group contributed the Alberta Workloads for the SPEC CPU® 2017 benchmark suite.