GOKARNA SHARMA, Ph.D.
Email: lastname AT cs DOT kent DOT edu Phone: (330) 672-9065
Office: 268 Mathematics and Computer Science Building (MSB)
I am currently an Associate Professor and the director of Scalable Computer Architecture & Emerging Technologies Laboratory (SCALE) in the Department of Computer Science, Kent State University (KSU), Kent, OH, USA. I was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at KSU from Fall 2015 until Spring 2021. Prior to joining KSU, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Science and Engineering division (CSE) at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, LA, USA where I also received Ph.D. in Computer Science under the supervision of Prof. Costas Busch (now at Augusta University, Georgia). I received my dual degree European Master of Science in Computer Science from Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB), Italy and Institute of Computer Languages at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, under the supervision of Prof. Enrico Franconi and Dr. Peter F. Patel-Schneider. I received my Bachelor’s in Engineering in Computer Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. I interned as a Summer Consultant at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in Summer 2008. I received a US National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2021.
Distributed computing theory, systems, algorithms, and data structures
Network, graph, sensor, and robotic algorithms
Research Projects and Grants
CNS-2045597 CAREER: Transactional Memory for Distributed Systems, $563,649, NSF
CCF-1936450 EAGER: Transactional Memory Foundations for Distributed Multiprocessor Systems, $199,977, NSF
CS 4/5/73303 Internet of Things, Spring 2016/17/18/19/20/21
CS 6/73305 Multicore Computing, Fall 2015/16/17/18/19/20/21
CS 35101 Computer Architecture, Fall 2019
CS 4/69995 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Summer 2019
CS 4/5/73302 Algorithmic Robotics, Spring 2017
Introduction to Computer Science with C++ I, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Louisiana State University