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.  He conducts research in multiple aspects of parallel computing software including programming languages, compilers, runtime systems, and debuggers for parallel and high performance computer systems.  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.  Prof. Sarkar is also the primary instructor for a 3-course online specialization on Parallel, Concurrent, and Distributed Programming hosted on Coursera.

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 Group photo, May 2016

Georgia Tech PLSE outing, October 2017