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

  • Secure memory design

  • Graph analytics on GPUs

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

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  • Nov 2022: A consultancy project titled ``Large scale GPU graph analytics and portability across architectures'' has been granted to Dr. Rupesh Nasre, Dept of CSE, IIT Madras and Dr. T V Kalyan, Dept of CSE, IIT Ropar by SHELL India Pvt Ltd.

  • 25th - 30th July 2022: National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) mini-course on "Concurrent Programming". Completed successfully. Thanks NSM!

  • 19th Apr 2022: "Method to Efficiently Map Memory Allocation Requests Using Memory Attributes" patent grant.

  • 12th Apr 2022: Delivered two lectures on "Secure Architectures for High Performance" as part of FDP on "Recent Trends in Research" at Chandigarh University.

  • 8th Mar 2022: Received "2022 Qualcomm Faculty Award" from Qualcomm, India.

  • 25th Feb 2022: Delivered lecture on "Architectures for Graph Analytics: Memory Hierarchy Redesign" as part of Academic Lectures Series Tech Talk by India Academic Council, Qualcomm, India.

  • 3rd - 7th Jan 2022: Delivered four lectures in AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Faculty Development Program (FDP) on "Computer System Design", hosted by Dept. of CSE, IIT Tirupati.

  • 27th - 31st Dec 2021: Sucessfully conducted AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Faculty Development Program (FDP) on "Topics in Hardware Security".

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.