Mattan Erez is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on improving the performance, efficiency, and scalability of computing systems through advances in hardware architecture, software systems, and programming models. The vision is to increase the cooperation across system layers and develop flexible and adaptive mechanisms for proportional resource usage. Mattan received a BSc in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Physics from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and his MS and PhD. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He is a recipient of a 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE; awarded 2014 by President Obama), a 2012 Early Career Research Award from the Department of Energy, and a 2010 NSF CAREER Award.