Amogh Akshintala

PhD Candidate. Computer Scientist.

Aug 19, 2019
Our paper on optimizing unikernels for serverless systems won the Best Paper Award at APSys’19.
Jun 14, 2019
Excited to hear what the community thinks of our ideas to optimize unikernels for serverless systems at APSys’19.
Jun 3, 2019
Virtualizing the GPU ISA is a bad idea. See our VIRT’19 paper for more details.
Apr 19, 2019
Ever wondered about the relative importance of instructions in the x86_64 ISA? Read our SYSTOR’19 paper!
Mar 12, 2019
Our paper on Automatic Virtualization of Accelerators will appear at HotOS’19

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.

I am an ordained Dudeist priest.