Sunita Chandrasekaran
Assistant Professor
Computer & Information Sciences
430 Smith Hall, 18 Amstel Avenue
University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716
Ph: +1 302-831-2714

Sunita Chandrasekaran joined the University of Delaware in Fall 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer & Information Sciences. She is also an affiliated faculty with the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB). Prior to joining UDel, Sunita worked with Dr. Barbara Chapman as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA. She received her PhD from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore, under the supervision of Dr. Douglas Maskell, for developing a high-level portable software toolchain for complex embedded reconfigurable hardware (FPGA). She received her Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics (EEE) from Anna University, India. CV attached.

Sunita's research interests include programming accelerators (GPUs), exploring the suitability of high-level parallel programming models such as OpenMP and OpenACC for current and future platforms, developing software programming stack for embedded systems using industry standards such as Multicore Association (MCA) and validating & verifying emerging directive-based parallel programming models.

Sunita is currently looking for students to work with on her research projects; if interested, please contact me with a copy of your CV. Students with bioinformatics background are also welcome to apply.


Recipient of the 2016 IEEE-CS TCHPC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing Read more

We are excited to be selected as NVIDIA's GPU Education Center !! Read more

Brookhaven National Lab GPU Hackathon, APPLY BY MARCH 15 Read more


  • Robert Searles, Stephen Herbein, Sunita Chandrasekaran, "A portable, high-level graph analytics framework targeting distributed, heterogeneous systems", In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Accelerator Programming Using Directives (WACCPD) co-located with SC16, pp. 79-88, 2016, Utah, USA

  • Rengan Xu, Sunita Chandrasekaran, Xiaonan Tian, Barbara Chapman, "An Analytical Model-based Auto-tuning Framework for Locality-aware Loop Scheduling", pp. 3-20, In Proceedings of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), Frankfurt, Germany, 2016

  • Cheng Wang, Sunita Chandrasekaran, Barbara Chapman, "cusFFT: A High-Performance Sparse Fast Fourier Transform Algorithm on GPUs", pp. 963-972, DOI: 10.1109/IPDPS.2016.95, In the 30th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2016 PDF

  • Sunita Chandrasekaran, Rengan Xu, Barbara Chapman, " Using OpenACC for stencil and Feldkamp algorithms", Chapter 8 in Parallel Programming with OpenACC, 1st Edition Edited by Rob Farber, Elsevier, 2016

    May 2017: The Seventh International Workshop on Accelerators and Hybrid Exascale Systems (AsHES) co-located with IPDPS, Orlando, FL, USA
    June 2017: Second International Workshop on Performance Portable Programming Models for Accelerators (P^3MA) More details TBA; co-located with ISC, Frankfurt, Germany

    2016 GPU Programming Hackathon and Workshop

    Hackathon Event, May 2-6, 2016 @ UDEL
    Mini-OpenACC Workshop, June 7-9, 2016 @ UDEL

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