Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

Graduate Faculty of School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Honors Faculty, Arizona State University


Ph.D., Princeton University, 2012
M.A., Princeton University, 2008
B.S., Cornell University, 2006

Research Interests

  • High-performance and energy-efficient heterogeneous architecture
  • Energy harvesting for emerging computing devices
  • Energy management for portable electronics
  • Temperature-aware computing
  • Advanced processor and system cooling designs and management
  • Performance characterization, analysis and prediction
  • High-performance and power-efficient memory designs


Carole-Jean Wu is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering in Arizona State University (ASU). She also holds an affiliated faculty appointment in EECE at ASU.

Wu’s research focuses on shared resource management for CMP and heterogeneous computing systems, energy-efficient smart phone architecture, and architectural energy harvesting techniques for modern computing nodes.

Wu has interned with Intel, IBM, and Google, and is the recipients of the 2017 NSF CAREER Award, the 2017 IEEE Young Engineer of the Year Award (Phoenix Section), the 2013 Bisgrove Early Career Award (Science Foundation of Arizona) and the 2011-12 Intel Ph.D. Fellowship Award. She holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.

Curriculum Vitae

Wu Full CV (Updated on May 14, 2017)

My Students

  • Benjamin Gaudette (PhD candidate; 2012 — present; co-advised with Prof. Sarma Vrudhula)
  • Akhil Arunkumar (PhD candidate; 2013 — present)
  • Jhe-Yu Liou (PhD candidate; 2015 — present)
  • Srinath Dasari (PhD candidate; 2016 — present)
  • Viraj Wadhwa (High school intern from BASIS Chandler Primary; 2017)
  • Katherine Hann (High school intern from Xavier College Preparatory High School; 2017)
  • TJ Smith (Research Experience for Undergraduates from Princeton EE; 2017)
  • Kody Stribrny (BS 2017; co-advised with Prof. Sarma Vrudhula) [First employment: Amazon] [Honors Thesis: Mobile Waterway Monitor]
  • Davesh Shingari (MS 2016) [First employment: Marvell] [Memory Interference Characterization and Mitigation for Heterogeneous Smartphones]
  • Ryan Brazens (BS 2014) [First employment: Intel]

Received the ASU Outstanding Computer Engineering MS Graduate Student Award

Post-doctoral Researcher

Note to New Students

    If you are a prospective student, please read this note before contacting me about graduate school. I am a faculty member in Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering of Arizona State University. The department offers graduate degrees in Computer Science as well as Computer Engineering. Therefore, if you are interested in ASU, I encourage you to apply to the degree major that best suits your background and interests.
        If you are a student at ASU and are interested in my research work, I encourage you to take my courses (Computer Architecture and/or Advanced Computer Architecture) and perform well in class. In general, I am happy to talk to students who show a sincere interest in understanding my research before expressing a generic interest in working with me.

If you are considering to apply for PhD programs, here is the document “Applying to Ph.D. Programs in Computer Science” written by Mor Harchol-Balter. Reading her document would be very instructive. I am also happy to discuss about graduate school opportunities with students who consider this path.