Vice Provost (Academic Affairs)
Provost's Chair Professor of Computer Science
National University of Singapore
Email: tulika@comp.nus.edu.sg



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Tulika Mitra is Provost's Chair Professor of Computer Science and Vice Provost (Academic Affairs) at National University of Singapore (NUS). Her research interests span various aspects of the design automation of embedded real-time systems, cyber-physical systems, and Internet of Things (IoT) with particular emphasis on low-power computing, heterogeneous computing, application-specific processors, and software timing analysis/optimizations. She has authored over hundred and fifty scientific publications in leading international journals and conferences and holds multiple US patents. Her research has been recognized by best paper award and nominations in leading conferences. Prof. Mitra currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems and Associate Editor of IEEE Design & Test and IEEE Micro. She has served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Embedded Systems Letters and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems in the past. She has served in the organizing and program committees of several major conferences in embedded systems, real-time systems, and electronic design automation including General Chair of Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK) 2020, Program Chair of ICCAD 2021, EMOSFT 2014, CASES 2018. She has been a Member of the ACM Publications Board co-chairing the New Publications Committee (2018-2020).


Looking for highly motivated research fellows, PhD students, research assistants with systems-level expertise (compiler, design automation, accelerator architecture, ML systems) under the newly awarded NRF-CRP “PACE: Next-Generation IoT Edge Computing through Efficient Software Programmable Accelerators”


ICCAD 2021 Submit your paper. Deadlines: Abstract May 21, Full Paper May 28


Research group eCO: Embedded COmputing Lab @ School of Computing NUS


Some Recent Talks:
Software-Defined Accelerators for Edge Computing, Keynote at 16th HiPEAC Conference, European Network on High-performance Embedded Architecture and Compilation 2021
Systems Software for Machine Learning at the Edge, Invited Talk at tinyML Asia 2020
Heterogeneous Computing in Embedded Systems: Promises, Progress, Pitfalls, Keynote at 26th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA) 2020

(Low) Powering Real-Time Intelligence at IoT Edge, Plenary Keynote at Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things Week (CPS-IoT Week) 2019
Time-Predictable Computing by Design: Looking Back, Looking Forward, 56th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) Invited Special Session 2019

Unity in Diversity: Co-operative Embedded Heterogeneous Computing, Keynote at International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation (SAMOS XVIII) 2018
Mobile Heterogeneous Computing: A Software Perspective, Keynote at 15th IEEE/ACM Symposium on Embedded Systems for Real-Time Multimedia (ESTIMedia) 2017

Current Projects:

Software Support for Heterogeneous Multi-Cores in Dark Silicon Era
Many-Core System Design for 5G Base Stations

Universal SoC: Automatic Generation of High-Performance SoCs for the Internet of Things

Publications   Google Scholar Profile   DBLP  


Chronos 2.0: A Timing Analyzer for Embedded Software
Lin-Analyzer: A High-Level Performance Analysis Tool for FPGA Accelerators
oo7: Detecting and Patching Spectre Vulnerabilities on Binary
Computational Kernels for Wearables (Sequential and Multi-threaded)


Professional Activities


Research Group Members


PhD students:

 Nishant Shyamal Budhdev co-supervised with Mun Choon Chan (Aug 2015 - )
 Arka Maity  (Jan 2017 - )
 Dhananjaya Wijerathne (Aug 2018 - )
 Zhaoying Li (Aug 2018 - )
 Thilini Kaushalya Bandara co-supervised with Li-Shiuan Peh (Jan 2020 - )
 Kuluhan Binici co-supervised with Nam Trung Pham (Aug 2020 - )
 Wu Dan (Aug 2020 - )
 Shivam Aggarwal (Aug 2020 - )
 Zhang Yujie (Aug 2020 - )
Past students

  Manupa Karunarathne PhD 2020 [President’s Graduate Fellowship 2017, Research Achievement Award 2017] Employment: ARM Cambridge

  V Vanchinathan PhD 2020. Employment: AMD India

  Guanhua Wang PhD 2020 (expected)

  Wang Siqi PhD 2019. Employment: 4Paradigm, Singapore

  Tan Cheng PhD 2019. Employment: Post-doc, Cornell University

  Anuj Pathania PhD 2018 from KIT (co-advisor). Employment: Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam
  Zhong Guanwen (Henry) PhD 2017 [Research Achievement Award 2016] Employment: Xilinx Research Labs

  Mihai Pricopi PhD 2014 [Research Achievement Award 2012, HiPEAC 2012 Best Student Poster Award] Employment: ARM Cambridge

  Thannirmalai Somu Muthukaruppan PhD 2014 [Research Achievement Award 2013] Employment: Intel

  Ding Huping PhD 2014 [Research Achievement Award 2012] Employment: Alibaba AI Lab

  Chen Liang  PhD 2014  [Research Achievement Award 2011, FPT 2012 Outstanding Paper Award] Employment: Quantitative Strategist, Tower Research Capital

  Liang Yun, PhD 2010 [Dean’s Graduate Research Excellence Award 2010, Research Achievement Award 2009] Employment: Associate Professor, Peking University

  Ramkumar Jayaseelan, PhD 2010 [President's Graduate Fellowship 2007] Employment: NVIDIA, Austin Texas

  Huynh Phung Huynh, PhD 2009. Employment: IHPC Singapore

  Vivy Suhendra, PhD 2009 [Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Award 2006] Employment: Executive Director, Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium

  Pan Yu, PhD 2008 [Dean's Graduate Award 2004, SUN Fellowship 2005] Employment: Senior Scientist at nuTonomy

  Xianfeng Li, PhD 2005 [Dean's Graduate Award 2003, Industry Fellowship 2002]. Employment:  Professor, Peking University

  Jiao Qing, MSc 2015. Employment: Mozat Pte. Ltd.

  Kaushik Mysur, MComp 2012. Employment: Hitachi Network Storage Lab Singapore

  Yan Li 2010. Graduate student, Washington University St. Louis

  Hemendra S. Negi, MSc 2004. Employment: Mentor Graphics India

  Shen Qinghua, MSc 2004. Employment: Creative Technology Singapore

  Liao Jirong, MSc 2003. Employment: Citibank China

  Raman Balaji, MSc 2003. Graduate student NUS


Past Post-docs
  Anuj Pathania, Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam
  Xianzhang Chen, Assistant Professor, Chongqing University
  Gayathri Ananthanarayanan, Assistant Professor, IIT Dharwad
  Raghavendra Kanakagiri, Assistant Professor, IIT Tirupati

  Alok Prakash, Senior Research Fellow, NTU

  Thomas Marconi




CS3237 Introduction to Internet of Things
CS5272  Embedded Software Design               
CG2271 Real-Time Operating Systems                    

CS4223 Multi-Core Architectures                
CS4273 Embedded Software Design Project
CS5222 Advanced Computer Architecture
CS5221  Parallel Computing Systems             

CS2271  Embedded Systems                           

CS1104 Computer Organization                                 



Tulika Mitra

Department of Computer Science

School of Computing

Computing 1 (Room COM2-03-08)

13 Computing Drive

Singapore 117417

National University of Singapore

Tel:    (65) 6516-6839

Fax:   (65) 6779-4580

Email:  tulika@comp.nus.edu.sg