Vivek Sarkar

Professor and Chair, School of Computer Science
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Vivek Sarkar is Chair of the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech, where he is also the Stephen Fleming Chair for Telecommunications in the College of Computing.  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.  He teaches a graduate class on Compilers/Programming Languages in the Fall semesters (most recently, CS 6245 in Fall 2020 and CS 6390 in Fall 2019), and has taught the undergraduate course on Compilers & Interpreters (CS 4240) in the Spring semesters during 2018-2020.  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, Elizabeth Ndongi.

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, and cc: his assistant, Elizabeth Ndongi.

Research Team: Habanero Extreme Scale Software
Habanero Extreme Scale Software Research Group photo, May 2016
Georgia Tech PLSE outing, October 2017