Manish Arora

Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego
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I am currently a PhD student working with Dean Tullsen and a researcher at AMD Research. I have a BTech (class of 2000) in ECE from IIT Kharagpur and a MS (class of 2010) in CE from UT Austin. From 2002-2008, I was a researcher at Digital Media R&D Center, Samsung Electronics Korea.

I have broad interests in low power computer architecture. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the impact of GPUs/Accelerators on CPU architecture, design and management policies. Previously, I have researched multimedia signal processing algorithms and techniques for efficient implementations on a variety of DSP/Embedded/FPGA platforms.

I have experience with consumer product development and have taken concepts from back of the envelope design to mass production. I am an inventor of over 50 granted and pending patents.

Architecture Publications

Coordinated Energy Management in Heterogeneous Processors (PDF) (Talk) (Best Paper Nominee)
Indrani Paul, Vignesh Ravi, Srilatha Manne, Manish Arora and Sudhakar Yalamanchili, SC 2013.

Cooperative Boosting: Needy Versus Greedy Power Management (PDF) (Talk)
Indrani Paul, Srilatha Manne, Manish Arora, W. Lloyd Bircher and Sudhakar Yalamanchili, ISCA 2013.

Resistive Computation: A Critique (PDF)
Hamid Mahmoodi, Sridevi Lakshmipuram, Manish Arora, Yashar Asgarieh, Houman Homayoun, Bill Lin and Dean M. Tullsen, Computer Architecture Letters 2013.

Redefining the Role of the CPU in the Era of CPU-GPU Integration (PDF) (Talk) (Featured on the Cover) (Editor's Comments)
Manish Arora, Siddhartha Nath, Subhra Mazumdar, Scott Baden and Dean Tullsen, IEEE Micro 2012.

Efficient System Design using the Statistical Analysis of Architectural Bottlenecks (SAAB) Methodology (PDF)
Manish Arora, Feng Wang, Bob Rychlik and Dean Tullsen, SAMOS 2012.

Fast Cost Efficient Designs by building upon the Plackett and Burman Method (PDF)
Manish Arora, Feng Wang, Bob Rychlik and Dean Tullsen, Sigmetrics/Performance 2012.

The GreenDroid Mobile Application Processor: An Architecture for Silicon's Dark Future (PDF)
Nathan Goulding-Hotta, Jack Sampson, Ganesh Venkatesh, Saturnino Garcia, Joe Auricchio, Po-Chao Huang, Manish Arora, Siddhartha Nath, Vikram Bhatt, Jonathan Babb, Steven Swanson, and Michael Bedford Taylor, IEEE Micro 2011.

An Evaluation of Selective Depipelining for FPGA-Based Energy-Reducing Irregular Code Coprocessors (PDF)
Jack Sampson, Manish Arora, Nathan Goulding, Ganesh Venkatesh, Jonathan Babb, Vikram Bhatt, Steven Swanson, Michael Taylor, FPL 2011.

Reducing the Energy Cost of Irregular Code Bases in Soft Processor Systems (PDF)
Manish Arora, Jack Sampson, Nathan Goulding-Hotta, Jonathan Babb, Ganesh Venkatesh, Michael Bedford Taylor, and Steven Swanson, FCCM 2011.

Conservation Cores: Energy-Saving Coprocessors for Nasty Real World Code (Talk)
Jack Sampson, Ganesh Venkatesh, Nathan Goulding, Saturnino Garcia, Manish Arora, Siddhartha Nath, Vikram Bhatt, Steven Swanson, and Michael Bedford Taylor, Languages, Compilers, Tools and Theory for Embedded Systems (LCTES), Research Highlights, Invited Talk, 2011.

Multimedia Publications

Enhanced Bass Reinforcement Algorithm for Small-Sized Transducers (PDF)
Han-gil Moon, Manish Arora, Chung Chiho, and Seongcheol Jang, AES Convention 2007.

Low Complexity Virtual Bass Enhancement Algorithm for Portable Multimedia Device (PDF)
Manish Arora, Han-gil Moon, and Seongcheol Jang, Audio Engineering Society, International Conference on Audio for Mobile and Handheld Devices, 2006.

High Quality Blind Bandwidth Extension of Audio for Portable Player Applications (PDF)
Manish Arora, Joonhyun Lee, and Sangil Park, AES Convention 2006.

Virtual Source Location Information Based Matrix Decoding System (PDF)
Han-gil Moon and Manish Arora, AES Convention 2006.

Improving Low Frequency Signal Reproduction in TV Audio (PDF)
Manish Arora, Yoonhark Oh, SeoungHun Kim, Hyuckjae Lee and Seongcheol Jang, Convention of the Korean Acoustical Society, 2004.

FIR Room Response Correction System (PDF)
Manish Arora, Sung Ho-Young, Hyuckjae Lee and Joon-Hyon Lee, Convention of the Korean Acoustical Society, 2004.

Design and Implementation of a Real Time High Quality DV Digital Video Software Encoder (PDF)
Manish Arora Shashi Kant, and Korada Ramkishor, EURASIP Conference on Video, Image Processing and Multimedia Communications, 2003.

RISC Processor based GSM-AMR Speech Codec Implementation for Emerging Mobile Multimedia Messaging Solutions (PDF)
Manish Arora, P. V. Suresh Babu, and Vinay M. K., International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, DSP 2002.

All Assembly Implementation of G.729 Annex B Speech Codec On a Fixed Point DSP (PDF)
Manish Arora, Nitin Lahane, and Amit Prakash, International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2002.

Assembly Code Optimization Techniques For Real Time DSP (PDF)
Manish Arora, Nitin Lahane and Pradeep Srinivasan, National Conference in Communications, NCC 2002.

Research Surveys

The Architecture and Evolution of CPU-GPU Systems for General Purpose Computing (PDF) (Talk)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego, 2012.


Exploration of Power, Temperature, Performance, and Area for Multicore Architectures (Talk)
Design Automation Conference, DAC 2012.

Granted US Patents

7692724 8098835 8111830 8358786

Curriculum Vitae

Please email me for a copy.

Last updated 2013-12-16