Lab Members

Head of the Lab

Asst. Prof. Didem Unat   

Affliate - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, USA

Ph.D University of California, San Diego, USA

Contact: dunat  AT   

Google Scholar


Postdoctoral Researcher

Buse Yılmaz

Contact: byilmaz AT

PhD: Ozyegin University

I work on performance optimizations enabled by execution migration on Heterogeneous-ISA platforms. Before joining ParcoreLab, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech.

Ph.D  Students

Najeeb Ahmad 

Contact: nahmad16  AT

MS: Beihang University, Beijing, China

My research focuses on the parallelization and optimizations of unstructured meshes on emerging multicore architectures. I particularly deal with data locality issues for sparse data structures on the chip and work on reservoir simulations as a motivating group of applications.

Muhammad Aditya Sasongko 

Contact: msasongko17  AT

MS: Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, BS: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

My research focuses on tool development for shared memory multicore architectures. Recently I am working on a tool that automatically generates communication matrices for threads.


MS  Students

Burak Bastem

Contact: bbastem AT

Bachelor: Koç University, Turkey

I am working on design and implementation of tiling based multi-process multi-GPU execution using TiDA. TiDA is a tiling data abstraction which enhances data locality and manages parallelism on NUMA nodes. I'm currently working on extending current API to execute applications on heterogenous systems with GPUs.

Doğa Dikbayır

Contact: ddikbayir17 AT

Bachelor: Ankara I.D Bilkent University, Turkey

I am currently working on parallelisation and optimization of machine learning algorithms on GPU. I particularly focus on the KNET Deep Learning Framework developed at Koc University. My goal is to reduce the communication overhead and memory accesses of machine learning core kernels.

Ilyas Turimbetov

Contact: iturimbetov18 AT

Bachelor: Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan 

I am currently working on novel programming models and techniques for new architectures that will appear in the post-Moore's Law era.  My goal is to reduce the programing effort and make a smooth transition from the current multicore systems.

Fareed Mohammad Qararyah

Contact: fqararyah18 AT

Bachelor: Palestine Technical University Kadoorie, Tulkarm, Palestine.

I am currently working on performance modeling of parallel and distributed deep learning models. My goal is to design a DNN training system that guarantees the best resources utilization and overcomes training computational and communicational bottlenecks.

Palwisha Akhtar

Contact: pakhtar19 AT

Bachelor: B.S CS in 2017 from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

My research focuses on sparse solvers and their performance on multicore systems. My goal is to reduce the communication overhead in shared memory architectures.


Undergraduate Students


Caner Korkmaz

Contact: ckorkmaz16 AT

My research focuses on preconditioners for sparse linear solvers and their performance on GPU systems. I am an undergraduate student at Koç University at the Department of Computer Engineering.




Mohammad Laghari

First Position: PhD student at Virginia Tech, USA

MS Thesis Title: Data Placement on Heterogeneous Memory Architectures


Pirah Noor Soomro

First Position: PhD student at Chalmers University

MS Thesis Title: A Framework for Task Placement on Multicore Architectures


Muhammad Nufail Farooqi

First Position: Engineer in Pakistan

PhD Thesis Title: Asynchronous Runtime for AMR Applications on Exascale Systems


Hassan Salehe Matar 

First Position: ASML at Netherlands

PhD Thesis Title: Runtime Race Detection for Shared Memory Programming Models


Can Aknesil

Bachelor: Koç University, Turkey

First Position: KTH Royal Institute of Technology - MSc Embedded Systems, Sweden




Metin Muradoğlu (Koç University, Mechanical Engineering)

John Shalf (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)

Ann Almgren (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)

Xing Cai (Simula Research Laboratory, Norway)

Deniz Yüret (Koç University)

Anshu Dubey (Argonne National Laboratory)

Milind Chabbi (Baidu Research, USA)

Mehmet Belviranli (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Tan Nguyen (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)