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Karthik (Paco) Sangaiah

Karthik (Paco) Sangaiah

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP) 2014-17

Computer Engineering PhD Candidate

I am a 1st year PhD student in Computer Engineering. My research interests involve multi-disciplinary concepts such as communication networks on chip (NoC), power-efficient computer architecture, reconfigurable filter design, accelerators, and mixed-signal embedded systems. Advised by Dr. Baris Taskin and Dr. Mark Hempstead of the VLSI and Power Aware Computing Labs, my current research investigates network-on-a-chip designs as potential solutions to enable efficiently processing within large scale (100s to 1000s of cores) chip multiprocessors. My goal with this research is to develop cutting edge NoC designs that will cater to future exascale computing workloads used in industry and the research community. In addition to my research, I am a mentor for an ECE senior design group, and I am currently a teaching assistant for the digital systems projects and design with microcontrollers courses.

I am so honored to be a recipient of the NSF GRFP, and further, I'm thrilled to join such a respected community. This fellowship will allow me to focus on my research interests and provide me with more time to continue giving back to the community by promoting STEM education to aspiring K-12 students and mentoring undergraduate students in research.

Read Paco's interview about his experience applying for the NSF GRFP.