Kishore Umakishore Ramachandran


Embedded Pervasive Lab
Systems Group
Computer Architecture
Samsung Tech Advanced Research (STAR) Center
Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems
School of Computer Science
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

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Personal trivia...

I am married to Vasanthi , and we have two children Hemant and Shalini . As of 7/30/2017, I have a new status in life...a grandpa...Shalini and her husband Sunil have given me this status boost through their baby boy Shashvat. I am an avid squash player, and can be arm-twisted to hold a tennis racket every once in a while! Check out my daughter's assessment (at age 9) of how I look by clicking here . Check out what I did during the winter break (2009-2010) by clicking here .

Professionally Speaking...

I received my Ph. D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1986 under the direction of Marvin Solomon. Since then I have been with Georgia Tech (home of the yellow jackets), where currently I am the Director of STAR Center and a Professor in the College of Computing. For two years (July 2003 to August 2005) I served as the Chair of the Core Computing Division within the College of Computing. My research interests are in the area of architectural design, programming, and analysis of parallel and distributed systems. At Georgia Tech, I have been involved in the design and evaluation of several large experimental systems including Clouds, Beehive, and Stampede (joint with Compaq Cambridge Research Lab), and studying their scalability from an applications perspective. Currently, in the ubiquitous presence project, I am investigating software and hardware mechanisms for ubiquitous distributed computing for an environment comprised of distributed sensors, embedded data concentrators, and backend clusters. I received a Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1990, the Georgia Tech Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award in 1993, the College of Computing Outstanding Senior Research Faculty Award in 1996, the College of Computing Dean's Award in 2003 and 2014, the William A. "Gus" Baird Faculty Teaching Award from the College of Computing in 2004, the Peter A. Freeman Faculty Award from the College of Computing in 2009 and in 2013, the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the College of Computing in 2014, and became an IEEE Fellow in 2014.
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Current Research

Please visit Embedded Pervasive Lab for a quick snapshot of ongoing projects.

Recent Publications


Visit the following places for a description related to my past research activities.

NSF Research Infrastructure Project
The Stampede System
The Beehive Cluster System
TASS: A Top-down Approach to Scalability Study

Contact Information

Dr. Umakishore Ramachandran
Professor and Director of STAR Center
College of Computing, Georgia Tech
Klaus Advanced Computing Building
266 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332.
Phone: (404)894-5136
E-mail: rama at cc dot gatech dot edu

As a reward for visiting my homepage here is a recipe for masala noodle invented by my wife Vasanthi!