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  ku.edu.tr   

CV.pdf and Website: http://home.ku.edu.tr/~dunat/

 


Ph.D  Students

Muhammad Nufail Farooqi

Contact: mfarooqi14  AT  ku.edu.tr

MS : National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan

I am a doctoral student at ParCoreLab. My research focuses on design and development of a programming model and runtime system for Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) applications executing on emerging parallel architectures in the exascale era. The goal of the programming model is to enable legacy AMR applications to hide communication cost behind computation with modest amount of programming effort.


Hassan Salehe Matar 

Contact: hmatar  AT  ku.edu.tr

Bachelor: Middle East Technical University, Turkey

I am a PHD student advised by Prof. Serdar Tasiran and Prof. Didem Unat. My research focuses on designing and improving algorithms and tools for detecting concurrency errors in parallel programs.

I previously worked on improving performance of race detection algorithms using Intel(r)-TSX and was later interned at Intel in Munich for 1.5 years.


Najeeb Ahmad 

Contact: nahmad16  AT  ku.edu.tr

MS: Beihang University, Beijing, China

I am a PhD student at ParCoreLab. My research focuses on the parallelization and optimizations of unstructured meshes on emerging multicore architectures. I particularly deal with data locality issues on the chip and work on reservoir simulations as a motivating group of applications


 

Muhammad Aditya Sasongko 

Contact: msasongko17  AT  ku.edu.tr

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

I am a PhD student at ParCoreLab. My research focuses on the parallelization and optimizations of unstructured meshes on emerging multicore architectures. I particularly deal with data locality issues on the chip and work on reservoir simulations.


MS  Students

Pirah Noor Soomro

Contact: psoomro16 AT ku.edu.tr

Bachelor: Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan 

I am currently 2nd year Master's Student and doing research in process placement and binding. I am particularly interested in reducing communication overhead and data access latency in shared memory programming models. I am working on a thread binding tool, In which I aim to automatically bind threads of a parallel application based on application behavior and underlying hardware topology.

 


Burak Bastem

Contact: bbastem AT ku.edu.tr

Bachelor: Koç University, Turkey

I am working on design and implementation of TiDA C++ API. 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.


Mohammad Laghari

Contact: mlaghari16 AT ku.edu.tr

Bachelor: Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS), Pakistan

Hi, I am a Master's student at Koç University and a Research Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Didem Unat in ParCoreLab. My primary research focuses on vectorization on wide SIMD architectures, particularly I study the Intel Knights Landing architecture. During my undergrad at LUMS, I conducted research work on Software-Defined Networks and developed schemes to allocate network resources efficiently and dynamically in a datacenter environment. I had the privilege to be mentored by Dr. Ihsan Ayyub Qazi and Dr. Fareed Zaffar during this time.


Enis Berk Çoban

Contact: ecoban16 AT ku.edu.tr

Bachelor: Istanbul Şehir University, Turkey

I am currently first year MS student and a Research Assistant under the supervision of Prof. Didem Unat. I am working on high­-level abstractions for machine learning algorithms to be used in multi­core programming APIs.


Doğa Dikbayır

Contact: ddikbayir17 AT ku.edu.tr

Bachelor: Ankara I.D Bilkent University, Turkey

Hello, I am a first year MS student at Koç University and a Research Assistant at ParCoreLab under the supervision of Dr. Didem Unat. I am currently working on parallelisation and optimization of operations used in machine learning algorithms, on GPU.


Undergraduate Students

Can Aknesil

Contact: caknesil13 AT ku.edu.tr

Bachelor: In progress from Koç University, Turkey

I am a senior undergraute student at Koç University. It is my first year at ParCoreLab. Currently I am developing a C library that manages memory allocation for graphics processors.

 


 

Collaborators

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)