Aart was born in Gouda, The Netherlands. He received
his high school diploma (Gymnasium Beta) on June 2, 1987 in Gouda.
On August 29, 1988, Aart passed the propaedeutical exam
in computer science (cum laude) and he received his
MSc degree in computer science (cum laude) from the
Utrecht University, The Netherlands, on May 25, 1992.
Aart received his PhD degree in Computer Science from
the Leiden University, The Netherlands, on May 29, 1996,
under supervision of prof. dr. H.A.G. Wijshoff
His PhD thesis "Compiler Support for Sparse Matrix Computations"
received the C.J. Kok Award (outstanding thesis award).
Aart was a post-doctoral researcher at the Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana, researching high performance compilers for the
Java programming language, under supervision of prof. dr. D.B. Gannon.
In January 1998, Aart started at the Microcomputer Research Laboratories
of Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California, USA,
working on Java JIT compilation. In 1999, he transferred
to the Software and Solutions Group,
where he was the lead compiler architect of automatic vectorization
in the Intel C++/Fortran compilers. In March 2002, Aart received
the Intel Achievement Award (highest company award) for
making SSE easy to use through automatic vectorization.
In April 2005, he was promoted to Principal Engineer.
In May 2007, Aart moved to Google Inc. in Mountain View, California,
where he has worked on Pregel, a distributed system for large-scale
graph computations. Aart co-authored the paper "Pregel: A System for
Large-Scale Graph Processing", which won the 2020 ACM SIGMOD Test of Time Award.
Aart also worked in Google[x] on the GDK (Glass Development Kit),
on the optimizing compiler for ART (Android Runtime),
where he received the 2017 Google Silver Perfy Award for his work
on SIMDization in the ART compiler, and on the Dart VM and compiler.
In November 2019, Aart joined the MLIR compiler team, where he revamped his
old passions for vectorization and compiler support for sparse computations.
| 1997 ||
Aart's PhD thesis
received the C.J. Kok Award (outstanding thesis award)
from the Leiden University.
| 2002 ||
Aart received the Intel Achievement Award
(highest company award) for making SSE easy
to use through automatic vectorization.
| 2004 ||
Aart authored the book
"The Software Vectorization Handbook".
| 2005 ||
Aart was promoted to Principal Engineer
at Intel Corporation.
| 2006 ||
Aart co-authored the second edition of
"The Software Optimization Cookbook".
| 2010 ||
Aart received the Google EngOps Citizenship Award.
| 2017 ||
Aart received the Google Silver Perfy Award
for his work on SIMDization in the ART compiler.
| 2020 ||
The paper "Pregel: A System for Large-Scale Graph Processing"
won the 2020 ACM SIGMOD Test of Time Award.