Akshitha Sriraman

Akshitha Sriraman

Assistant Professor

Carnegie Mellon University

I am an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science Departments at Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests are in the area of bridging computer architecture and software systems, with a focus on making hyperscale data centers more efficient, sustainable, and equitable (via solutions that span the systems stack).

My systems solutions to improve hardware efficiency have been deployed in real hyperscale data centers and currently serve billions of users, saving millions of dollars and meaningfully reducing the global carbon footprint. Additionally, my hardware design proposals have influenced the design of Intel’s Alder Lake (Golden Cove and future generation) CPU architectures and Intel’s Infrastructure Processing Unit.

My research has been recognized with the 2022 ACM SIGARCH/IEEE TCCA Outstanding Dissertation Award Honorable Mention, the 2022 ACM SIGOPS Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention, the 2021 David J. Kuck Dissertation Prize, the 2021 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, the 2023 BenchCouncil Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award, a Meta Systems Research Award, and an IEEE Micro Top Picks distinction. I was awarded a Facebook Fellowship and was named a Rising Star in EECS.


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2021

    University of Michigan

  • M.S. in Embedded Systems, 2015

    University of Pennsylvania