Fritz Gerald Previlon



About Me

I received my Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University in May 2012. I am now a Graduate Student at the same institution in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. I am part of the Northeastern University Computer Architecture Research group pursuing a Ph.D in Computer Engineering. My research focuses on system reliability, more specifically on the analysis of the effects of soft errors on computer systems. I have also worked on architectural simulation of embedded processors and on the implementation of a MIPS emulator within the CPU-GPU simulation framework: Multi2Sim.


October 2017 Co-authored a paper (title: On the Efficacy of ECC and the Benefit of FinFET Transistors Layout in GPUs Reliability) that was presented by Caio Lunardi at RADECS in Geneva.
August 2017 Prof. David Kaeli presented my paper (invited) at MWSCAS'17 in Boston, MA. Title: Combining Architectural Fault-injection and Neutron Beam Testing Approaches Toward Better Understanding of GPU Soft-error Resilience Architectural Vulnerability Factor Estimation through Fault Injections
March 2017 Presented my paper about dependence of application resilience on input data at SELSE-13 in Boston, MA. Picture
April 2016 Successfully defended my MS Thesis. Title: Architectural Vulnerability Factor Estimation through Fault Injections
March 2016 Presented our work from co-op at AMD Research (on Reliability Modeling for Highly Parallel Applications) at SELSE-12 in Austin, TX.
December 2015 Ended my co-op at AMD Research
June 2015 Our paper on Embedded Design education, detailing the structure of the Embedded Design class (for which I was a teaching assistant) was presented in the Workshop on Computer Architecture Education in Portland, OR.
May 2015 Started a co-op at AMD Research, working in Reliability and Program Vulnerability Factor modeling.
April 2015 Presented a Poster on Reliability and Approximate Computing at RISE (Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo)
April 2015 Presented our work on ACE interference, at SELSE-11 in Austin, TX.
December 2014 Co-authored a paper on a Methodology to Calculate AVF for Multi-bit Transient Faults at MICRO (19% Acceptance Rate).


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Northeastern University
Phone: (857) 218-0815