Washington University in St. Louis


Kunal Agrawal

Assistant Professor

In 2009, Professor Agrawal joined the Washington University in St. Louis faculty after she worked with Professor Charles Leiserson in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Supercomputing Technologies Group.

The goal of her 2012 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, "Provably Good Concurrency Platforms for Streaming Applications," is to design platforms that will allow programmers to easily write correct and efficient high-throughput parallel programs.

Professor Agrawal is interested in many aspects of parallel computing and works primarily on design of provably good runtime systems for parallel programming environments. She has worked on various topics such as scheduling, resource allocation, transactional memory, cache-aware, and cache-oblivious streaming.
Selected Publications
Deadlock Avoidance for Streaming Computations with Filtering by Peng Li, Kunal Agrawal, Jeremy Buhler and Roger Chamberlain
In the Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA) 2010
Executing Task Graphs Using Work Stealing
by Kunal Agrawal, Charles E. Leiserson and Jim Sukha
In the Proceedings of the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium ACM (IPDPS) 2010
Helper Locks for Fork-Join Parallel Programming
by Kunal Agrawal, Charles E. Leiserson and Jim Sukha
In the Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Principles and Practices of Parallel Programming (PPoPP) 2010
Adaptive Work Stealing with Parallelism Feedback
Kunal Agrawal, Yuxiong He, Wen Jung Hsu and Charles Leiserson. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS) 2008.
The Worst Page Replacement Strategy
Kunal Agrawal, Michael Bender and Jeremy Fineman. Theory of Computer Systems 2008.
Selected Research
Computing the Processor Desires Patent of Jobs in an Adaptively Parallel Scheduling Environment, co-authored with Charles E. Leiserson, Yuxiong He and Wen Jing Hsu (Under Review), 2007
Grant Feedback Driven Adaptive Scheduling
NSF grant proposal co-authored with Charles E. Leiserson (Funded for $484,000 over three years), 2006
Contact Kunal Agrawal
Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1045
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130
Jolley Hall, Room 512
Phone (314) 935-4838
Fax (314) 935-7302
Email kunal@wustl.edu
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PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
MS, National University of Singapore, 2002
BE, Mumbai University, 2001
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