Karthik is a researcher at the Efficient and Resilient Systems Group at the IBM T.J Watson Research Center. His research interests include power-aware architectures, domain-specific accelerators and emerging device technologies in processor design. He is also interested in architectures for approximate and cognitive computing, particularly in aspects related to their reliability and energy efficiency.
Karthik graduated with a Ph.D from the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA in 2014. His thesis work was focused on realizing energy-efficient architectures using emerging transistor technologies. He was awarded the IBM Ph.D Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Karthik graduated with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in 2008. Prior to starting his Ph.D, he also worked in IBM Research India (New Delhi) from 2008-2009, as part of the High Performance Computing Group.