Balaji Subramaniam, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, attended the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) as a representative of the United States in a 20-person delegation of students and postdoctoral researchers. The forum took place September 21-26 in Heidelberg, Germany. The U.S. delegation was sponsored by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Every year, HLF brings together 100 (undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral) researchers from mathematics and computer science who have won the Fields Medal, Turing Award, Abel Prize, or Nevanlinna Prize. It serves as an ideal platform for young researchers to interact with established scientists in their field.
Balaji conducts research in the area of high-performance and distributed computing systems with an emphasis on energy efficiency. His current research interests include the modeling and prediction of performance under a power budget, hardware- and software-controlled power management, and benchmarking. Balaji is a member of the Synergy lab and advised by Wu-chun Feng.
The Heidelberg Laureate Forum is the result of a joint initiative of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies and the Klaus Tschira Stiftung. Visit the Heidelberg Laureate Forum website for more information.