Ann Ramirez

Associate Professor


Phone: 352-392-5356
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 116200, Gainesville, FL 32611-6200

Office Location

LAR 334B
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Primary Research Area

Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Low-power design, reconfigurable computing, platform design, dynamic optimizations, hardware design, real-time systems. Specifically, exploring challenges in leveraging Blockchain technology in Internet of Things (IoT) devices for enhanced data privacy, security, ownership, and monetization. Research focus ranges from holistic system-level layouts to per-device System-on-Chip (Soc) architectural designs considering dynamic and heterogeneous resources for low power-/energy-based Blockchain operations.


  • H. Alsafrjalani and A. Gordon-Ross. “Quality of Service-Aware, Scalable Cache Tuning Algorithm in Consumer-based Embedded Devices,” ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI), May 2016.
  • Ding, A. Lizarraga, A. Shenoy, A. Gordon-Ross, S. Lysecky, and R. Lysecky, “Application-Specific Customization of Dynamic Profiling Mechanisms for Sensor Networks,” IEEE Open Access, Vol 3, Issue 1, pages:1-20, Dec 2015.
  • A. Munir, A. Gordon-Ross, and S. Ranka, “Multi-core Embedded Wireless Sensor Networks: Architecture and Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 1553-1562, June 2014.
  • A. Munir, A. Gordon-Ross, S. Ranka, and F. Koushanfar, “A Queueing Theoretic Approach for Performance Evaluation of Low-Power Multi-Core Embedded Systems,” Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 1872–1890, January 2014.
  • W. Zang and A. Gordon-Ross, “A Survey on Cache Tuning from a Power/Energy Perspective”, ACM Computing Surveys, Volume 45, Issue 3, Sept 2013
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2010
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, 2010
  • Best Paper Award, ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLS, 2010


  • PhD, Computer Science and Engineering, University of California-Riverside, 2007
  • BS, Computer Science and Engineering, University of California-Riverside, 2000