Vivek Sarkar

Vivek Sarkar

Professor, School of Computer Science
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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.  He conducts research in multiple aspects of parallel computing software including programming languages, compilers, runtime systems, and debugging and verification systems for high performance computers.  Prof. Sarkar currently leads the Habanero Extreme Scale Software Research Laboratory at Georgia Tech, and is PI of the DDARING project in the DARPA Software Defined Hardware program.  He teaches the undergraduate course on Compilers & Interpreters (CS 4240) in the Spring semesters, and an advanced graduate class in the Fall semesters (CS 6390 in Fall 2019). Prof. Sarkar is also the instructor for a 3-course online specialization on Parallel, Concurrent, and Distributed Programming hosted on Coursera.  For more details on Prof. Sarkar, please click on the Bio & CV link on the right.  To schedule a meeting with Prof. Sarkar, you can contact his assistant, Kenya Payton.

There are openings available for undergraduate researchers, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, 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, Kenya Payton.

Research Team: Habanero Extreme Scale Software

Habanero Extreme Scale Software Research Group photo, May 2016

Georgia Tech PLSE outing, October 2017