Faculty

Ajay Joshi received PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006. He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2006 to 2009 and a Visiting Research Scientist at Google from 2017 to 2018. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Boston University (BU). He received the Google Faculty Research Award 2018 and 2019, Best Paper Award at ASIACCS 2018, the BU ECE’s award for Teaching Excellence in 2014, and NSF CAREER award in 2012. Broadly, his research interests include computer architecture, security, digital VLSI, and silicon photonics.
Email: joshi at bu dot edu
CV: January 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher

Avinash Mohan received PhD from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), where he was advised by Prof. Anurag Kumar and was a member of the Network Architecture Lab (NetArch), and his Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. He is currently a postdoctoral researchers in the Integrated Circuits and Systems Group (ICSG) at Boston University. Prior to this, he was at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, where he was advised by Prof. Shie Mannor and a member of the Reinforcement Learning Research Lab. His research interests lie broadly in Reinforcement Learning, Control Theory, and Communication Networks.
Email: avimohan at bu dot edu

PhD Students

Cansu Demirkiran received her B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2019. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA. Her current research interests include computer architecture and machine learning.
Email: cansu at bu dot edu

Chathura Niroshan received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2018. He pursued a career in Electronic Design Automation at Synopsys from 2018 to 2020 as an Application Engineer. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA. His current research interests include computer architecture, reconfigurable computing and hardware verification.
Email: chath at bu dot edu

Guowei Yang received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Central South University, Changsha, China in 2019, and his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA in 2021. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA. His current research interests include computer architecture and the design of hardware accelerators.
Email: guoweiy at bu dot edu

Farbin Fayza received her B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2019. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA. Her current research interests include designing silicon-photonic computing devices and machine learning.
Email: ffayza at bu dot edu

Shiva Raja (co-advised by Prof. Milos Popovic) received his MS in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University in 2006, and BE in Electrical Engineering from PSG College of Technology, India in 1996. He has architected Electronic Design Automation solutions for signoff statistical timing analysis, signal integrity, reliability, and IR analysis. He recently held a position as a Distinguished Engineer at Cadence and a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Synopsys. He is pursuing his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Boston University, Boston, MA. His current research interests include Neuromorphic Computing and Silicon Photonics for computing.
Email: shivar at bu dot edu

Seyda Guzelhan received her B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2021 and her M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the New York University, New York, NY in 2023. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA. Her research interests include Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) for machine learning security and its efficient deployment on GPUs.
Email: seyda at bu dot edu

BS Students

Bora Bulut is currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University, Boston, MA, USA. He participated in an REU at the University of North Texas in Summer 2022 where he researched the simulation of different types of neural network architectures using graphics processing unit.
Email: bbulut at bu dot edu

Suhani Mitra is currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science at Boston University, Boston, MA, USA.
Email: suhanim at bu dot edu

Rishav De is pursuing a B.S. in Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Psychology from Boston University, Boston, MA, USA. His current research interests include designing hardware/software for Fully Homomorphic Encryption.
Email: rishavde at bu dot edu

Alumni

Zahra Azad, PhD 2023, (First job: Postdoc at University of Rochester)

Rashmi Agrawal, PhD 2022

Marcia Sahaya Louis, PhD 2022 (co-advised by Alexander Lin) (First job: Intel)

Sadullah Canakci, PhD 2022 (co-advised by Manuel Egele) (First job: AMD)

Furkan Eris, PhD 2022 (First job: AMD)

Aditya Narayan, PhD 2021 (co-advised by Ayse Coskun) (First job: AMD)

Leila Delshadtehrani, PhD 2021 (co-advised by Manuel Egele) (First job: Facebook)

Saiful Mojumder, PhD 2021 (First job: AMD)

Yenai Ma, PhD 2020 (First job: Google)

Boyou Zhou, PhD 2019 (co-advised by Manuel Egele) (First job: Analog Garage)

Zafar Takhirov, PhD 2017 (First job: Didi Research)

Schuyler Eldridge, PhD 2016 (First job: IBM T J Watson Research Center)

Mahmoud Zangeneh, PhD 2015 (First job: Postdoc at U C Santa Barbara)

Chao Chen, PhD 2014 (First job: Freescale Semiconductor)

Zhen Wang, PhD 2011 (co-advised by Mark Karpovsky) (First job: Mediatek Inc.)

 

Jose L. Abellan Postdoc 2012-2014 (First job: Asst. Professor at Catholic University of Murcia (Spain))

 

Anmol Gupta, MS 2017 (co-advised by Manuel Egele) (First job: Analog Devices Inc.)

Luke Osborne, MS 2017 (First job: MITRE)

Tianyu Yang, MS 2015 (First job: Intel)

Jeffrey Little, MS 2014 (First job: MIT Lincoln Labs)

Florian Raudies, MS 2014 (First job: HP Labs)

Guoqi Lu, MS 2014 (First job: Juniper Networks)

Michael Kasparian, MS 2013 (First job: Atlas Wearables)

Anusha Madala, MS 2011 (First job: Intel)

Chaitanya BSK, MS 2011 (First job: Netronome Systems)

 

Dasha Smolina, BS 2023 (First job: Checkpoint Software)

Hannah Gold, BS 2022 (Graduate program at MIT)

Laith Shamieh, BS 2022 (Graduate program at Georgia Tech)

Devin Bidstrup, BS 2022 (First job: HPE)

Vineet Kotariya, BS 2021 (First job: Morgan Stanley)

DJ Morel, BS 2021

Alex Hammerman BS 2020 (First job: Philips)

Ryan Hoffman, BS 2020 (First job: US Army)

Sami Shahin, BS 2017 (Graduate program at BU)

Timothy Chong, BS 2016 (Graduate program at Stanford University)

Jian Tan, BS 2016 (First job: US Navy)

Zhanna Kaufman, BS 2015 (First job: MITRE)

David Zou, BS 2014 (First job: Intrepid Pursuits)

 

Brennen Ho, BU RISE Program Intern 2022 (TBD)

James Lu, BU RISE Program Intern 2021 (TBD)

Steffen Brown, BU RISE Program Intern 2021 (UIUC undergraduate student)

Raj Palleti, BU RISE Program Intern 2019 (Stanford undergraduate student)

Katie Bacher, BU RISE Program Intern 2015 (MIT undergraduate student)

Gary Li, BU RISE Program Intern 2015 (U C Berkeley undergraduate student)

Tanmay Ghai, BU RISE Program Intern 2014 (U C Berkeley undergraduate student)

Adit Deshpande, BU RISE Program Intern 2014 (UCLA undergraduate student)

Aamir Rasheed, BU RISE Program Intern 2013 (UCSD undergraduate student)

Kevin Chen, BU RISE Program Intern 2012 (USC undergraduate student)

Eleanor Pence, BU RISE Program Intern 2012

Vincent Kee, BU RISE Program Intern 2011 (MIT undergraduate student)

Samuel Kim, BU RISE Program Intern 2011 (UC Berkeley undergraduate student)

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