Graduate Student

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,

Harvard University


I am a Ph.D. student at Harvard University, Cambridge. I received a Master's in EE from University of Southern California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Presently, I am doing my doctoral thesis under the guidance of Prof. David Brooks. My research interests include include high-performance computing, reliability and power-aware computer architecture design.

Prior to moving to Harvard, I spent a year (Fall 2004-05) at University of Urbana-Champaign, IL, where I started my Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Ravi Iyer. My research focus was on developing a framework for intrusion detection in a distributed system. As a part of that effort I developed a Hidden-Markov Model to distinguish faults from errors in a malicious environment.

I joined the Advanced Wireless Technologies group at Lucent, headed by Thomas La Porta, in Whippany from 2001-2002 right after completing my Master's. My work involved implementation of a light-weight packet encapuslation protocol for CDMA-based Wireless routers.

I moved back to India and joined IBM India Research Labs (IRL), New Delhi, in 2002. I was a part of the High-performance Computing Systems group, where I focussed on the fault-tolerant aspects of the BlueGene Computer.