Amogh Akshintala

PhD Candidate. Computer Scientist.

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
Jan 21, 2019
I’m spending 2019 at U.T. Austin.
Jul 25, 2018
Served as External Reviewer for SOCC 2018
May 28, 2018
Summering in California! At VMware Research Group working on multi-accelerator workloads

I am a 6th year Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science, UNC Chapel Hill. I’m advised by Donald Porter who leads the OSCAR lab. I was previously at Stony Brook University, where I earned a Master’s Degree. While at Stony Brook, I had the privilege of also being advised by Rob Johnson, and Michael Ferdman both of whom I still occasionally collaborate with. More recently, I’ve been collaborating with Chris Rossbach at U.T. Austin and VMware Research Group, on all things accelerators.

I work at the interface of System Software (OS, File Systems, Compilers), and Computer Architecture (ISAs, accelerator interfaces, etc.). A considerable part of the first 2 years of my Ph.D. benchmarking the BetrFS project.

At the moment I’m:

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 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.