Saurav Muralidharan

Sr. Research Scientist @ NVIDIA

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I am a researcher in the Programming Systems Research Group at NVIDIA. My current work focuses on optimizing deep neural networks for performance and scalability. More broadly, I'm interested in research problems that lie at the intersection of systems and machine learning.

Prior to joining NVIDIA, I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah under the guidance of Prof. Mary Hall. While at Utah, I worked on machine learning-based techniques to improve the performance, portability, and energy efficiency of GPU programs.


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"Designing a Tunable Nested Data-Parallel Programming System"
S. Muralidharan, M. Garland, A. Sidelnik, M. Hall

ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO '16) 

"Abstractions and Strategies for Adaptive Programming"
S. Muralidharan

Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Utah, December 2016. 

"Architecture-Adaptive Code Variant Tuning"
S. Muralidharan, A. Roy, M. Hall, M. Garland, P. Rai

21st ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS '16), April 2016, Atlanta, GA.   

"A Collection-Oriented Programming Model for Performance Portability"
S. Muralidharan, M. Garland, B. Catanzaro, A. Sidelnik, M. Hall

20th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP '15) (short paper), February 2015, San Francisco, CA.  

"Nitro: A Framework for Adaptive Code Variant Tuning"
S. Muralidharan, M. Shantharam, M. Hall, M. Garland, B. Catanzaro

28th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS '14), May 2014, Phoenix, AZ.    

"Towards Making Autotuning Mainstream"
P. Basu, M. Hall, M. Khan, S. Maindola, S. Muralidharan, S. Ramalingam, A. Rivera, M. Shantharam, A. Venkat

International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, Volume 27 (IJHPCA '13), November 2013. 

"Galaxia: A Semi-Decentralized System for Implementing Secure-Group P2P Networks"
S. Muralidharan, S. Koroth, N. Anto, R. Pandarachalil

International Conference on Networks & Communications (NetCoM '09), December 2009, Chennai, India. 

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