Karthik V Swaminathan  Karthik V Swaminathan photo         

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Research Staff Member, Efficient and Resilient Systems
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


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Professional Associations:  ACM  |  IEEE


Karthik is a Senior Research Scientist at the Efficient and Resilient Systems Group at the IBM T.J Watson Research Center. His research has a broad, cross-layer scope examining circuit, architecture and application level optimizations for improving the reliability and energy efficiency of multi core systems and accelerators.  He has also worked on characterizing performance and reliability of IBM server-class and mainframe processors at various stages of design.

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. He was elected to the ACM SIGMICRO Executive Committee in 2020. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of ACM SIGMICRO, the Special Interest Group focusing on all aspects related to processor design and micro-architecture within ACM. 

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.