Carnegie Mellon University

Akshitha Sriraman

Akshitha Sriraman

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
CIC 4122
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Akshitha Sriraman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests are in the area of bridging computer architecture and systems software, with a focus on making hyperscale data centers more efficient (via solutions that span the systems stack). The central theme of her work is to design software that is aware of new hardware constraints/possibilities and architect hardware that efficiently supports new hyperscale software requirements. 

Sriraman's systems solutions to improve hardware efficiency have been deployed in real hyperscale data centers and currently serve billions of users, saving millions of dollars and meaningfully reducing the global carbon footprint. Additionally, her hardware design proposals influenced the design of Intel’s Alder Lake (Golden Cove and beyond) CPU architectures and Intel’s Infrastructure Processing Unit.

Sriraman's research has been recognized with an IEEE Micro Top Picks distinction and the 2021 David J. Kuck Dissertation Prize. She was awarded a Facebook Fellowship, a Rackham Merit Ph.D. Fellowship, and a CIS Full-Tuition Scholarship. She was also named a 2019 Rising Star in EECS. Sriraman completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan and her M.S. in Embedded Systems at the University of Pennsylvania. 


Ph.D., 2021
Computer Science
University of Michigan

M.S., 2015
Embedded Systems
University of Pennsylvania


  • Computer systems
  • Computer architecture
  • Hardware-software co-design
  • Data center computing
  • Parallel computing
  • Microservices and Serverless