S. Karen Khatamifard


Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Minnesota

200 Union Street SE
4-166 Keller Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Email: khatami@umn.edu
URL: karen.ece.umn.edu


S. Karen Khatamifard was born in Tehran, Iran. He received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2013. He is now a Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering under the supervision of Professor Ulya Karpuzcu at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is a member of ALTAI group. His research interests are centered around Computer Architecture, particularly boosting energy efficiency of computing and resilient system design. The projects he is currently working on include designing application-domain specialized architectures, such as binary networks in deep learning and accelerators for computational biology.


  • June 2017: Presented our work, ThermoGater, to appear in ISCA 2017.

  • March 2017: Awarded scholarship to attend ACM Turing Celebration, June 2017.

  • October 2016: Presented our work, VARIUS-TC, in ICCD 2016.

  • June 2015: Presented our work, ACCURAX, in WDDD 2015.