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Dr. Sandeep Chandran
Assistant Professor
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Sandeep Chandran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Palakkad. He received his PhD from IIT Delhi where he received the IIT Delhi FITT award for Best Industry Relevant PhD. Prior to joining the Institute, he was a Senior Design Engineer at AMD where he was part of the performance modelling team that designed the Zen microarchitecture. He was also a Research Intern in the Silicon Bring-up Team at Freescale Semiconductors (now NXP semiconductors). His research interests are in areas of design and verification of high-performance systems.


I investigate both the design and verification aspects of scaling high-performance systems. On the design front, my research focuses on using a combination of modern architectures (where there is a reconfigurable fabric alongside a processor), and system-level modifications to increase single-thread performance beyond state-of-the-art processors without compromising the energy-efficiency and security of the system. On the verification front, I focus on techniques to make debugging faster and privacy-aware.

Current Students

  1. Mr. Sumesh (Internal PhD Candidate, co-supervised by Dr. Chandrashekar, Jul 2019 - Present)
  2. Ms. Amrutha Benny (PhD student, January 2020 - Present)
  3. Ms. Harshitha C (MS student, January 2020 - Present)

Current Semester:

CS5107: Programming Lab

CS3010: Operating Systems

CS3110: Operating Systems Lab


Previous Semesters:

CS5619: Synthesis of Digital Systems

CS5005: Parallel Programming

CS2160: Computer Organization Lab

CS1020: Introduction to Programming



Research Area
Computer Architecture
Post-silicon Validation
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Awards and Recognitions

  • IIT Delhi FITT Award for Best Industry Relevant PhD 2017-18

  • AMD Spotlight Award for Q3 2017

  • Best Paper Award Nomination at ASP-DAC 2016

  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant award for two consecutive semesters

  • TCS Research Scholar Fellowship (Scholarship for 4 years)


Technical Services

  • TPC member of VLSID'20, and VDAT'20
  • TPC member and Session chair of VLSID'19
  • TPC member of HiPC'19
  • Reviewer - IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD)
  • Reviewer - IEEE Embedded Systems Letters
  • Reviewer - International Journal of Parallel Programming (IJPP)
  • Reviewer - Integration - the VLSI journal (Elsevier)
  • Reviewer - Several editions of conferences such as DAC, ICCAD, DATE, ASPDAC, VLSID, ISLPED, and ESWEEK


Recent Publications

Neetu Jindal, Sandeep Chandran, Preeti Ranjan Panda, Sanjiva Prasad, Abhay Mitra, Kunal Singhal, Shubham Gupta, and Shikhar Tuli
ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC'19) (2019)
Sandeep Chandran, and Preeti Ranjan Panda
in Post-silicon Validation and Debug (eds. Prabhat Mishra, Farimah Farahmandi), Springer (2018)
Sandeep Chandran, Preeti Ranjan Panda, Smruti R. Sarangi, Ayan Bhattacharyya, Deepak Chauhan, and Sharad Kumar
IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (TVLSI) 25 (6) (2017)
Sandeep Chandran, Eldhose Peter, Preeti Ranjan Panda and Smruti R. Sarangi
ACM/IEEE International Conference On VLSI Design (VLSID’16) (2016)
Sandeep Chandran, Preeti Ranjan Panda, Smruti R. Sarangi, Deepak Chauhan, Sharad Kumar
ACM/IEEE Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC'16) (2016)