GOKARNA SHARMA, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA

Scalable Computer Architecture & Emerging Technologies Laboratory (SCALE) 

 

Email: lastname AT cs DOT kent DOT edu   Phone: (330) 672-9065

Office: 268 Mathematics and Computer Science Building (MSB)

 

 

Brief Bio

I am currently an assistant Professor and the director of Scalable Computer Architecture & Emerging Technologies Laboratory (SCALE) in the Department of Computer Science, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA. 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 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.

 

Research Interests

Distributed computing theory, systems, algorithms, and data structures

Blockchain

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

 

Teaching

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

 

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