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Karthik (Paco) Sangaiah

Karthik (Paco) Sangaiah

NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2014-19
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2015-17

PhD candidate Computer Engineering

Karthik (Paco) is a PhD student in Computer Engineering, whose 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 (Drexel VSLI Lab) and Dr. Mark Hempstead (Tufts Computer Architecture Lab), Paco's research investigates network-on-a-chip designs as potential solutions to enable efficiently processing within large scale (100s to 1000s of cores) chip multiprocessors. The goal of the 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 his research, Paco is a mentor for an ECE senior design group, and has been I am currently a teaching assistant for the digital systems projects and design with microcontrollers courses. He completed three co-ops with Lockheed Martin, working on combat systems, R& D and information assurance, and computing and network infrastructure.

From Paco: "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.