Karthik (Paco) Sangaiah
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 has been a mentor for ECE senior design groups, a teaching assistant for ECE courses including computer architecture, and the President of the Drexel IEEE Graduate (DIG) Forum. He also has interned at ARM Research where he investigated simulation techniques to efficiently model high performance computing platforms. He has previously completed three co-ops with Lockheed Martin, working on combat systems, R&D and information assurance, and computing and network infrastructure.
"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."
Interview about applying for the NSF GRFP