Venkata Kalyan Tavva


Kalyan is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar.

Prior to joining IIT Ropar, Kalyan was a Hardware Performance Architect in Systems and Technology Group (STG) laboratory, IBM Systems, Benguluru. His primary work was to explore memory controller optimisations for next generation IBM POWER processors.

Kalyan received PhD under the guidance of Prof. Madhu Mutyam, Dept. of CSE , IIT Madras. During PhD Kalyan was associated with the Programming Languages, Architecture and Compilers Education (PACE) group in the Dept.

If you are wondering what 'Namasthe' means, in India, it is a formal way of greeting people. It means 'I bow to the God in you'. It acknowledges the fact that there is presence of God in every being.


Primary Research Interests:

Computer Architecture

  • Memory Hierarchy - Cache, DRAM, Emerging Memory Technologies

  • Low-power/Energy-efficient techniques - Alternate computing technologies

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  • 26th Sept 2021: Work titled "Techniques to Improve Write and Retention Reliability of STT-MRAM Memory Subsystem" Accepted in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems.

  • 27th July 2021: "Method and system to improve read reliability in memory devices" patent grant.

  • July 2021: AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Faculty Development Program (FDP) on "Topics in Hardware Security" accepted. Dates of the program: 27- 31st Dec 2021.

  • 22nd Jun 2021: "DRAM Bank Activation Management " patent grant.

  • 16th Mar 2021: " Write management for increasing non-volatile memory reliability" patent grant.

Students' corner

I am looking for bright students (MS, PhD) with good enthusiasm to work in Computer Architecture. Interested students can contact me via mail (preferably).

No open project positions.


Office: Room No. 112, Dept. of CSE, S Ramanujan Block, IIT Ropar, Permanent Campus, Birla Farm, Rupnagar - 140001, Punjab.

Email: kalyantv AT iitrpr DOT ac DOT in

email is my preferred method of contact.