- Computer Sciences
Karu Sankaralingam is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Sciences, where he also leads the Vertical Research Group. His research interests include microarchitecture, architecture, and software issues for massively parallel computation systems. He is a recipient of the IEEE TCCA Young Computer Architecture Award in 2012 and an NSF CAREER award in 2009. He received the UW-Madison Letters & Science Phillip R. Certain-Gary Sandefur Distinguished Faculty Award in 2013, which recognizes outstanding teaching by a member of UW-Madison's College of Letters & Science. In 2014, he was one of ten receipients campus-wide to be selected for a UW-Madison Distinguished Teaching Award.
He earned a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in December 2006 and was the lead student architect of the TRIPS chip, a 170 million transistor chip.
You can learn more about Karu's recent Discovery essay here.