Jason D. Bakos is a professor and lead of the Heterogeneous and Reconfigurable Computing Group at the University of South Carolina. His research focus is high-performance and energy-efficient computing with emerging processing technologies such as reconfigurable, graphical, many-core, digital signal, automata, and neuromorphic processors. Dr. Bakos has published over 40 refereed publications in computer architecture and high performance computing as well as a textbook on ARM embedded system programming and he holds two U.S. patents. He received the US National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award and is winner of two DAC student design contests. His work is currently funded by NSF, ONR, and Texas Instruments Corporation. He is currently serving as associate editor for ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS), as general chair of the IEEE Symposium on Field Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM) and is a member of the IEEE, Computer Society, and ACM.