Aishwarya Lekshmi Chithra

Position title: M.S. Student


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After completing my Bachelor’s from BITS Pilani, I gathered a work experience of 3.5 years in the semiconductor industry by working as a Design Engineer at Xilinx (now AMD) in their Data Center Group. I am currently pursuing M.S in Computer Engineering at UW-Madison, advised by Professor Younghyun Kim. My research interest lies in developing energy efficient and high computing Systems using non-traditional architectures.


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Masters of Science in Computer Engineering, 2020-Present
  • BITS Pilani
    Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Instrumentation, 2013-2017

Research Interests

• Energy efficient, high computing Embedded Systems
• Machine Learning at the Edge
• Biomedical Engineering



Design and integration of custom accelerators with a lightweight RISC-V core to implement a System on Chip for Human Activity Recognition (HAR)
Wisconsin Embedded Systems and Computing (WISEST) Lab | Advisor: Prof. Younghyun Kim

Design and Implementation of Temporal-LUT – a High Efficiency Hybrid Unary-Binary Processing Element for increasing the resource and power efficiency of Multiplication operation
Course Project (ECE 751)

Implement Adaptive GPU cache Bypassing of zero-reuse blocks to increase the performance and reduce the power consumption of GPGPU workloads in GPGPUsim
Course Project (ECE 752)

Design and Simulation of an in-order 5-stage pipelined RISC based Processor with Direct Mapped and Set Associative write back Cache
Course Project (CS552)

Awards / Scholarships

  • Grace Hopper Scholarship, 2022
  • DAC Young Fellowship, 2021
  • INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) scholarship, Department of Science and Technology, India


  • ASIC Design Intern, Meta, Summer 2022
  • Processor Architecture Team Intern, AMD Research, Spring 2022
  • Teaching Assistant
    – ECE 352- Digital System Fundamentals, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, University of Wisconsin–Madison, WI.
  • – ECE 252- Introduction to Computer Engineering, Summer 2021, University of Wisconsin–Madison, WI.

  • Design Engineer 2, Data Center Acceleration Group, Xilinx, June 2017- Dec 2020
  • Embedded Systems Team Intern, Tonbo Imaging, Jan 2017-May 2017