Sandhya Dwarkadas is the Walter N. Munster Professor and Chair of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. Previously, she was the Albert Arendt Hopeman Professor of Engineering at the University of Rochester, where she was professor of computer science with a secondary appointment in electrical and computer engineering, and also served as department chair for 6 years. She received the 2020 Edmund A. Hajim Outstanding Faculty Award from the University of Rochester. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Rice University. She is a fellow of the ACM and IEEE. She was co-chair of the CRA-WP board and steering committee from 2019-2022 and has been on the CRA-WP board since 2010.
Her areas of research interest include parallel and distributed computing, computer architecture, and the interaction and interface between the compiler, runtime/operating system, and underlying architecture. She has made fundamental contributions to the design and implementation of shared memory both in hardware and in software, and to hardware and software energy- and resource-aware configurability.