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Nirmalendu Bikash Patra

Nirmalendu Patra
CS Engineer
Applied Mathematics & Computational Research Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
One Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720

Biographical Sketch

Nirmalendu Patra has over two decades experience as a technologist, primarily in the fabless semiconductor wireless industry. Mr. Patra has been involved in defining various wireless protocol standards and built real time systems working in both software and hardware domains.

Mr. Patra holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calcutta. Mr. Patra's diverse set of interest spans from AI / machine learning, system-on-a-chip architecture, and high-speed networking to full stack application with a unique approach to building large scale systems. Mr. Patra has performed significant work in ultra-low power and resource-constrained system designs.

Current Projects

  • Self Driving Networks: Fast and Reliable Networking for Future Hyperconnected DOE Self-Driving Facilities
  • QUANT-NET: Quantum Application Network Testbed
  • DFT Beyond Moore’s Law: Extreme Hardware Specialization for the Future of HPC
  • iARPA AGILE: Advanced Graphic Intelligence Logical Computing Environment
  • Project 38: A set of vendor-agnostic architectural explorations involving NSA, the DOE Office of Science, and NNSA
  • PARADISE++: Large Scale Optimistic Synchronization based simulation of Post Moore Systems (ARO Project)
  • Skyrmion-Based Beyond Moore Computing

Journal Articles

Patricia Gonzalez-Guerrero, Κylie Huch, Nirmalendu Patra, Thom Popovici, George Michelogiannakis, "Towards practical superconducting accelerators for machine learning using U-SFQ", ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems, April 2024,

Conference Papers

Maximilian Bremer, Nirmalendu Patra, Tan Nguyen, Dilip Vasudevan, Cy Chan, "Benefits of Optimistic Parallel Discrete Event Simulation for Network-on-Chip Simulation", 2023 IEEE/ACM 27th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT), Singapore, October 2, 2023, doi: 10.1109/DS-RT58998.2023.00013

Patricia Gonzalez-Guerrero, Kylie Huch, Nirmalendu Patra, Thom Popovici, George Michelogiannakis, "An Area Efficient Superconducting Unary CNN Accelerator", IEEE 24th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), IEEE, April 2023,