Background and activities

Rakesh Kumar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He is affiliated with Computer Architecture Lab (CAL) in the Computing Unit. Before joining NTNU, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden and the University of Edinburgh, UK. He received his PhD from UPC, Barcelona in 2014.


His current research focuses on improving the efficiency of large-scale datacenters through improvement in processor microarchitecture and memory systems. His previous work explored hardware/software co-designed processors (think of Nvidia Denver) as an energy-efficient alternative to conventional (hardware only) processors. He has also investigated dynamic code translation and optimizations, especially vectorization.