I am a PhD Student in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. I received my Bachelors (2012) in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India where I was honored with the President of India Gold medal for outstanding academic performance. I subsequently went on to do my Masters (2014) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
I joined my PhD studies in Fall 2014 and since then been part of Alternative Computing Technologies Laboratory in Georgia Tech supervised by Hadi Esmaeilzadeh. My research interests include computer architecture, microarchitecture design and developing alternative technologies for faster and more energy efficient computing. In my past year as a PhD student I have worked on devising alternative ways to accelerate code by offloading onto hardware for larger gains in energy efficiency and performance. I helped devise a hardware design language -“Axilog”, that provides language extensions for Verilog code to enable approximation of hardware design elements. Furthermore, my work in approximate computing includes the designing of novel techniques to control quality tradeoffs in approximate acceleration using microarchitectural mechanisms.
In addition to my work in approximate computing I am rigorously working on potential innovations that bridge the gap between computational intensity and performance improvements, especially for data analytics and machine learning. I am working on devising TABLA, a comprehensive solution – from circuits to programming model – that abstracts away the details of hardware design from the programmer, yet generates accelerators for a range of machine learning algorithms.
I hope to keep working in this direction that will provide me with the foundation and freedom to lead radically innovative research and help make a bigger impact in the computing field and the society around me.