CSE's Swaminathan wins IBM fellowship

Karthik Swaminathan, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering advised by Vijay Narayanan, professor of computer science and engineering, was awarded an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship for the 2012-13 academic year.

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowships are a competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional doctoral students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. Award recipients are selected based on their overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM and their progress to-date. The fellowship awardees are encouraged to have an internship experience.

Swaminathan will work closely with IBM researchers at IBM's Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, N.Y.

Swaminathan's research is primarily focused on power aware computer architectures. His work primarily looks at harnessing emerging technologies such as STT-RAMs, PCRAMs, and Tunnel-FETs to mitigate this limitation of CMOS processors and at designing energy efficient and reliable computer systems.

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Last Updated March 20, 2012