December 20, 2019
Staff Accomplishment

Research Scientist Sriram Krishnamoorthy Earns Best Paper Award

Sriram Krishnamoorthy earns best paper award.

PNNL computer scientist Sriram Krishnamoorthy earned the best paper award at the recent International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip, or NOCS, held in New York.

The paper, "NoC-enabled Software/Hardware Co-Design Framework for Accelerating k-mer Counting," was coauthored with Washington State University (WSU) colleagues Biresh Kumar Joardar, Partha Pratim Pande, and Ananth Kalyanaraman and WSU-PNNL Distinguished Graduate Research Program fellow, Priyanka Ghosh.

The researchers presented a path toward faster and more affordable genomic sequencing. The paper, presented at the Oct. 17-18 symposium, shows how network-on-chip architectures enable users to rapidly map genomes – far outpacing existing software analysis methods.

The potential breakthrough is timely, Krishnamoorthy says, “as biology is moving toward this notion of personalized medicine and understanding diseases.”

Krishnamoorthy is a research scientist in PNNL's High Performance Computing group. He arrived on the Richland campus 11 years ago after earning his doctorate in computer science and engineering from The Ohio State University. He focuses on parallel programming models, fault tolerance, and compile-time and runtime optimizations for high-performance computing. In 2013, he received a U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award.

Published: December 20, 2019