Amogh Akshintala

PhD Candidate. Computer Scientist.

Jun 12, 2020
Joining Facebook Seattle as a Research Scientist in Dec ‘20
Jan 14, 2020
I’m now officially ABD.
Jan 9, 2020
I’m teaching COMP 590: Computer Architecture (undergrad) in Spring 2020.
Jan 7, 2020
‘Accelerated Virtualization of Accelerators’ to appear at ASPLOS ‘20
Aug 19, 2019
Our paper on optimizing unikernels for serverless systems won the Best Paper Award at APSys'19.

I am a final 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 (at Stony Brook University).

My research interests lie at the intersection of System Software (OS, File Systems, Compilers) and Computer Architecture (ISAs, accelerator interfaces, etc.). My dissertation is on virtualization of GPUs and other API-controlled accelerators.

During the course of my PhD, I

I’m involved with CSRTales, an effort spear-headed by Vijay Chidambaram to document and share the often-forgotten human-side of CS research.

About Me

I’ve spent the past few years splitting my time between Chapel Hill, NC; Austin, TX; and Palo Alto, CA. 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, where I attended a smattering of high schools, and earned a Bachelor of Engineering from BNMIT (VTU). Before that, I spent about 9 years in Singapore and Malaysia as a kid. I was born in India, and lived in Bangalore for the first 5 years of my life.

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.

I am an ordained Dudeist priest.