jashwant raj gunasekaran

About Me

I am currently pursuing my PhD in Computer Science at Penn State and a member of High Performance Computing Laboratory (HPCL) where I work with Prof. Mahmut Kandemir and Prof. Chitaranjan Das. I did my Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering at MIT, Anna University. Later i worked in Qualcomm India from May'2013 to Aug'2014.


Research Focus

My current research broadly focuses on Distributed systems with emphasis on resource management with respect to hardware and application heterogeniety. I also work on emerging public cloud frameworks such as Serverless computing (FaaS), Container as a Service and open-source scheduling frameworks like Kubernetes etc.


SoCC 2018
Prashanth Thinakaran, Jashwant Raj Gunasekaran, Bikash Sharma, Mahmut Taylan Kandemir, Chita R. Das, The Curious Case of Container Orchestration and Scheduling in GPU-based Datacenters , published in the Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing, CA, 2018 ,

ICDCS 2017
Prashanth Thinakaran, Jashwant Raj Gunasekaran, Bikash Sharma, Mahmut Taylan Kandemir, Chita R. Das, Phoenix: A Constraint-aware Scheduler for Heterogeneous Datacenters, published in the proceedings of the 37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Atlanta USA ,

IEEE TrustCom 2012
Srinivas Avireddy, Jashwant Raj Gunasekaran, et.al., Random4: An Application Specific Randomized Encryption Algorithm to prevent SQL injection, 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications Liverpool, United Kingdom,


2014 - Present

Graduate Assistant- Penn State

Fall/Spring of 2014-2017- Teaching assistant for Introductary Programming courses based on Python and C++. Designed a new class on linux/bash tutorials for sophomore students.

Summer 2016

Engineering Intern- Qualcomm

Part of wifi firmware team. I work on adding a new software power management feature for Qualcomm mobile WLAN. Designed High level design document and participated in complete development process. Verified use cases for SW power management feature and was part of complete feature design and implementation.

Summer 2015

Engineering Intern- Qualcomm

Worked on Linux android power optimization. Run several use-cases on android phone and find ways to minimize power consumed in the device. Design scripts to enable tracing in device. Also facilitate smoother integration of open source optimization techniques into Qualcomm propriety software for mobile devices.

June 2013- July 2014

Software Engineer- Qualcomm

Developed automated test programs to validate the hardware and software characteristics of Acess Points (home and industry). Designed and developed automation suite that test the efficiency of wlan features in access points.

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