I am a 6th year Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science, UNC Chapel Hill. I’m extremely fortunate to be advised by a number of amazing people: Don Porter (who leads the OSCAR lab at UNC), Chris Rossbach (at UT Austin and VMware Research Group), and Michael Ferdman.
My research interests lie at the intersection of System Software (OS, File Systems, Compilers) and Computer Architecture (ISAs, accelerator interfaces, etc.).
At the moment I’m:
I’m proud to have spent a considerable part of the first 2 years of my Ph.D. as the benchmark czar for the BetrFS project.
I’m involved in an effort to document and share the often-forgotten human-side of CS research: CSRTales.
I followed my advisor to UNC when he moved to Chapel Hill in Fall 2016, from Stony Brook University where I spent 4 amazing years, both as an M.S., and a Ph.D. student. Before moving to the USA for graduate school, I lived in Bangalore, India for 9 years. Before that, I spent about 9 years in Singapore and Malaysia as a kid. I was born and lived in India for the first 5 years.
I’ve got a bad case of the travel bug — I’m on a plane almost every month. I enjoy some amount of outdoor activity, especially in calm, less-trafficked places. I used to be an avid gamer, and fantasy/science-fiction reader, although I’ve done very little of either in the recent past.
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