Randy Allen is Director of Advanced Research in the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics, and manages the Code Sourcery Group. His career has spanned research, advanced development, and start-up efforts centered around optimizing application performance. He has authored or co-authored over 20 papers on compilers for high performance computing, simulation, high-level synthesis, and compiler optimization, and he co-authored the book “Optimizing Compilers for Modern Architectures”. Dr. Allen earned his A.B. summa cum laude in Chemistry from Harvard University and his Ph. D. in Mathematical Sciences from Rice University.