Biswabandan Panda

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Member of faculty@CSE-IITB


Research group: CASPER research group and Trust Lab

Brief Bio

Brief Bio: A mortal who is excited about microarchitecture and in general computer architecture research. A micro-architect does all the heavy lifting to squeeze out the best performance out of applications running on computing systems. Biswa's well-known microscopic contributions are the state-of-the-art high performing cache compressors and multi-level hardware data prefetchers. Biswa is one of the receipients of Qualcomm Faculty Award 2022 and Google India Research Award 2022.

Research interests: As a mortal I only know a little about computer architecture and its interactions with compiler/OS/network for performance and security. I know nothing about other "fancy/non-fancy" and "hot/cold" areas :)

Research Philosophy: Motivated by this quote on Cricket "Play Life like a Cricket match. Don’t try to hit hard in every situation, Just keep rotating, moving, and then look for that one Delivery and hit it as hard as you can."
Replace "life" with "research", "delivery" with "idea", and "hit as hard as you can" with "the impact".


Thanks to all the gurus who taught me the value of hardwork, failure, and inculcated the habit of striving for excellence. Thanks to students@IITK/IITB for some of the best "teaching/learning" moments. Thanks to Intel labs, Qualcomm, NXP, and Google Research for all the "financial" support.


[Research Interests] Computer Architecture for performance and security. Please see publications and CASPER group page for specific topics. Talk to Shubham@CASPER if you want to attend a bit rigorous weekly paper reading/presentation sessions.

Openings@July 2023: Three M.S. by research funded by Google Research, Qualcomm, and Trust Lab. and one Ph.D. Please see Project 1 and Project 2 for funded MS RAP positions. There are MS TA and PhD TA positions available through institute funding. Please opt for "CS2" panel for MS/PhD written test and interviews

If you are interested in doing top quality research, then please go through this note and the joyful M.S./Ph.D. researcher . If you are interested in my research area but you cannot resonate with the "note for top quality research" then please do not join me for your M.S./Ph.D. as it will be a receipe for disaster. Top quality microarchitecture research is hard (that applies to top quality systems research too). So unless, we are on the same page reciprocating/trusting each other, we will end up doing low-quality research publishing at low quality conferences.

March 2023: CASPER@Wankhede for IND vs AUS cricket match :)

February 2023: Invited to serve on the Program Committee (PC) for RAID 2023 . Consider submitting your best works.

December 2022: Saurabh defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations Dr. Saurabh. Time for a postdoc :) Thesis is here.

November 2022: Recipient of Google India Research Award. Thanks Google Research.

August 2022: Invited to serve on the Program Committee (PC) for ISCA 2023 . Consider submitting your best works.
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