Microsoft Research NExT
Dr. Doug Burger
Doug Burger is a Technical Fellow at Microsoft and an internationally recognized computer architect. In Microsoft Research’s NExT division, he leads several research projects aimed at transforming the computing architecture of Microsoft's systems and devices. He founded and leads the Catapult project, which pioneered the large-scale deployment of FPGAs as computing devices in a cloud infrastructure. He also leads the team that developed the Brainwave system, which is Microsoft's large-scale platform for accelerated artificial intelligence. Before joining Microsoft in 2008, he served on the Computer Science faculty at the University of Texas at Austin for ten years. At UT-Austin, he co-led the TRIPS project, which developed a new class of CPU architectures and a new type of cache memory, called NUCA, now in widespread commercial production. He is a former Chair of ACM SIGARCH, the recipient of the 2006 ACM Maurice Wilkes Award, and a Fellow of both the IEEE and ACM.