Dr. Cruz Izu

Department of Computer Science
University of Adelaide, SA 5005
Phone: +61 8 8313 5762
Fax: +61 8 8313 4366

Information about me - Professional

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the The University of Adelaide. I received the B.Comp.Sc. in 1989 and the Ph.D. in Computer Architecture in 1994, both from the University of the Basque Country, Spain. From October 1991 to the end of 1993 I was a visiting researcher at the University of Surrey, England.

In February 1996, I joined the academic staff of the department as a Lecturer. I have concentrated on teaching computer architecture, computer systems, and operating systems.. I have also taught parts of the subjects computer networks and applications, open systems client/server computing, and specialised programming.

School Outreach

I've been involved in the program CS4HS since 2011, providing computer science support and development to high school teachers in the Adelaide metropolitan area. For information about this local program please click here . The new Australian curriculum will introduce computer science concepts at the primary and middle school level in the new subject Digital Technologies in 2014 and we are actively collating references nd resources at our pinterest page .


Most of my research on Interconnection Networks has been carried out in collaboration with the Computer Architecture Group from the University of Cantabria, Spain. Our research focused on the analysis, evaluation and design of Interconnection Networks for parallel architectures.

My current research interests are

If you are interested in doing a PhD in these research topics and have a solid CS/EE background with some research experience send me email and a CV (in Pdf NOT word format).

Recent publications

ACM publications

You can download this papers from the digital library at no cost.
ACM DL Author-ize serviceCharacterization and cost-efficient selection of NoC topologies for general purpose CMPs
Marta Ortín, Alexandra Ferrerón, Jorge Albericio, Darío Suárez, María Villarroya-Gaudó, Cruz Izu, Víctor Viñals
IMA-OCMC '13 Proceedings of the 2013 Interconnection Network Architecture: On-Chip, Multi-Chip, 2013
ACM DL Author-ize serviceImproving parallel system performance by changing the arrangement of the network links
V. Puente, C. Izu, J. A. Gregorio, R. Beivide, J. M. Prellezo, F. Vallejo
ICS '00 Proceedings of the 14th international conference on Supercomputing, 2000
ACM DL Author-ize serviceLow-level router design and its impact on supercomputer system performance
V. Puente, J. A. Gregorio, C. Izu, R. Beivide, F. Vallejo
ICS '99 Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Supercomputing, 1999
ACM DL Author-ize serviceApplying segment routing to k-ary n-cube networks
C. Izu, A. Arruabarrena
ICS '98 Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Supercomputing, 1998
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