I am Raghavendra Pradyumna Pothukuchi, a PhD Candidate with Prof. Josep Torrellas in the Dept of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). My research is to build intelligent systems for security and extreme-efficiency. This work overlaps computer architecture, security, robust control, machine learning, Operating System (OS)/Runtimes and distributed systems. I believe that system building is the best way to demonstrate computer system designs. During my PhD, I collaborated with researchers from several fields, prototyped my designs on real systems and also worked with industry to push my ideas into mainstream processors. Visit the Research page to know more about my work.

Prior to graduate school, I was an ASIC Design Engineer in the Physical Design Team at Nvidia Graphics, Bangalore, India. Before that, I earned my bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India, and was the university gold medalist.

My research on using formal control techniques for computer systems is published as a cover feature in IEEE Control Systems! The cover, also designed by me, can be viewed here.

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My email ID is pothuku2 {AT} illinois {DOT} edu. At UIUC, you can reach me at the iacoma lab (4238) in Siebel Center.