Professor Anurag Khandelwal receives NSF CAREER award

March 2, 2021

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.

Prof. Khandelwal’s proposed project envisions a radically new design for memory disaggregation, which places memory management at emerging programmable elements in the network to enable high performance for disaggregated memory. If successful, this work will incentivize cloud providers to transition their data centers to disaggregated architectures, improving memory utilization, reducing energy consumption and consequently, total cost of ownership for their infrastructure. Moreover, the planned outreach and curriculum development as a part of this project will broaden participation of underrepresented groups in computer science and educate graduate, undergraduate and high-school students on cloud systems and data center architectures.

Congratulations, Anurag!