Biswabandan Panda

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Member of faculty@CSE Department

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Research group: CASPER research group and Trust Lab

ComputerSystems@India Talk Series: ComputerSysTalks@India

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 recipients of Qualcomm India Faculty Award 2022, Google India Research Award 2022, and Prof. Krithi Ramamritam Award for creative research 2023.

Research: Interests, Mission, and Philosophy

Research interests: As a mortal I am passionate 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 mission: To ensure India's presence on the global map of computer architecture research with top quality publications at the flagship research forums .

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".

If you want to do top-quality research aligned with our research mission and philosophy, and you know what it takes to do the same then welcome;looking forward to doing research with you.


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.


[MS/PhD Openings@July. 2024] One Ph.D./M.S. in domain-specific CPU/GPU for performance and security, and one M.S. on compiler-architecture interaction with Manas . There are a few MS-RAPpositions available. Please go through Admissions@CASPER for more details. Look at the Admissions@CSE for more updates.

May 2024: In Europe till June 9, 2024. Email responses will be a bit tardy.

May 2024: Trust lab chitchat on Maya cache is here .

April 2024: I will be teaching CS683 in July-24 and CS773 in Jan-25. Updated course content will be live soon.

April 2024: Devashish will be joining faculty@CSE-IITB in June. He is looking for motivated MS/PhD students. Please consider CSE-IITB and Devashish as the mentor if you are interested in network measurements and security. Sayandeep joined faculty at CSE-IITB and looking for motivated MS/PhD students. Please consider working with him if you are interested in cryptographic hardware and fault attacks.

April 2024: I will be chairing the AE of PACT 2024 . I am looking for PhDs and postdocs who can help us in AE.

April 2024: Trust lab Pre-doc program is live. Please apply .

March 2024: Invited to serve on the program committee of MICRO 2024 .

March 2024: Woohooo!! The maya of Anubhav and Navneet worked. The Maya cache accepted at the flagship ISCA 2024 . A student author paper from IITs after a gap of 44 years. Kudos!!

ACM ROCS Talk on Plenty of rooms available in computer systems .

February 2024: Aman's paper accepted at the top-tier HOST 2024 .

January 2024: ComputerSysTalks@India is live.

December 2023: All you have got is all it takes .

November 2023: CS230-wrap with Shraddha, Sadhana, and Saahas (see the RHS of the pic) :). Thanks Kavya for the pic :)

November 2023: CLIP (MICRO'23) is in top chips achievements. Cool to be in the list :)

November 2023: Recipient of Professor Krithi Ramamritham Award for creative research in the field of Computer Architecture.

October 2023: On my way to MICRO 2023@Toronto. Email responses will be tardy, till November 3.

October 2023: Hari's paper accepted at HiPC 2023. Arun's paper accepted at the flagship HPCA 2024 . #Proud advisor moment :)

October 2023: CASPER@ IND vs PAK CWC.

October 2023: CSE spotlight .

October 2023: Invited to serve on the Program Committee (PC) for ISCA 2024 . Consider submitting your best works.

August 2023: Drishyam accepted at the top-tier PACT 2023. Prerna, Nishkarsh, Naman, Vedant, and Ravi joined the group for MS by Research and PhD. Welcome.

July 2023: CLIP accepted at the flagship MICRO 2023.
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