Vivek Sarkar

Vivek Sarkar

Professor, School of Computer Science
Email: vsarkar at
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Vivek Sarkar is a Professor in the School of Computer Science, and the Stephen Fleming Chair for Telecommunications in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech.  Prof. Sarkar conducts research in multiple aspects of parallel software including programming languages, program analysis, compiler optimizations and runtimes for parallel and high performance computer systems. He currently leads the Habanero Extreme Scale Software Research Laboratory at Georgia Tech, and is PI of the Pliny project on “big code” analytics in the DARPA MUSE program.

Prior to August 2017, Prof. Sarkar was the E.D. Butcher Chair in Engineering, where he taught the undergraduate class on Fundamentals of Parallel Programming (COMP 322) in the spring semesters during 2011-2017, and an advanced graduate class in the fall semesters.  He also teaches the Rice Online specialization on Parallel, Concurrent, and Distributed Programming on Coursera.  Prof. Sarkar’s curriculum vitae can be found here. There are openings available for PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, research programmers, and research scientists in Prof. Sarkar’s lab at Georgia Tech.  Interested applicants should send email to Prof. Sarkar (vsarkar at, and cc: his assistant, Wanda Purinton (wdp at

Research Team: Habanero Extreme Scale Software

Habanero Extreme Scale Software Research Team photo, May 2016