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   

CV.pdf and Website:


Ph.D  Students

Muhammad Nufail Farooqi

Contact: mfarooqi14  AT

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

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

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

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

I am a PhD student at ParCoreLab. My research focuses on tool development for shared memory architectures. Recently I am working on a tool that generates communication matrices for threads.


MS  Students

Pirah Noor Soomro

Contact: psoomro16 AT

Bachelor: Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan 

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

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 such systems with GPUs.

Mohammad Laghari

Contact: mlaghari16 AT

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 object placement on heterogeneous memory systems, 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.

Doğa Dikbayır

Contact: ddikbayir17 AT

Bachelor: Ankara I.D Bilkent University, Turkey

Hello, I am an 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 machine learning algorithms on GPU. I particularly focus on the KNET Deep Learning Framework developed at Koc University.


Undergraduate Students

Can Aknesil

Contact: caknesil13 AT

Bachelor: In progress from Koç University, Turkey

I am a senior undergraute student at Koç University. I have developed a C library that manages memory allocation for graphics processors. Recently I have started working on a DSL and its code genreation for image processing applications.




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)