Bahar Asgari

(bahär asgarē)

PhD student at Georgia Institute of Technology

I am a PhD student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and a member of the computer architecture and system lab (CASL). As a graduate research assistant under the supervision of Prof. Yalamanchili, I am involved in high-performance computing projects. My research interests include but are not limited to designing near-data-processing (NDP)-based accelerators for sparse problems and deep neural networks (DNN). Besides doing research in the field of computer architecture, I do drawing and painting. While I am interested in realistic drawing of portraits and people using pencil, charcoal, and watercolor, my main imagery is abstract painting. I integrate geometrical shapes with both sharp and soft edges, to create objects, which are distinguishable by their borders.

Programming

Hardware Description Languages

Simulators

Tools

FPGA and Microprocessors

Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Ph.D. student in electrical and computer engineering
    Advisor: Dr. Sudhakar Yalamanchili

  • Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

    M.Sc. in computer engineering
    Advisor: Dr. Mahdi Fazeli

  • Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

    B.Sc. in computer engineering
    Advisor: Dr. Nasser Mozayani

Publications

  • "Demystifying the Characteristics of 3D-Stacked Memories: A Case Study for Hybrid Memory Cube."

    Ramyad Hadidi, Bahar Asgari, Burhan Ahmad Mudassar, Saibal Mukhopadhyay, Sudhakar Yalamanchili, and Hyesoon Kim.
    IISWC, Seattle, Washington (2017).
  • "Performance Implications of NoCs on 3D-Stacked Memories: Insights from the Hybrid Memory Cube."

    Ramyad Hadidi, Bahar Asgari, Jeffrey Young, Burhan Ahmad Mudassar, Kartikay Garg, Tushar Krishna, Hyesoon Kim.
    arXive preprint arXive: arXiv:1707.05399 (2017).
  • "A Micro-Architectural Approach to Efficient Employment of STTRAM Cells in Microprocessors Register File."

    Bahar Asgari, Mahdi Fazeli, Ahmad Patooghy, and Seyed Vahid Azhari.
    IET Computers and Digital Techniques 11.1 (2016): 1-7.
  • "Design of Robust SRAM Cells Against Single-Event Multiple Effects for Nanometer Technologies." 

    Rajaei, Ramin, Bahar Asgari, Mahmoud Tabandeh, and Mahdi Fazeli.
    IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability 15, no. 3 (2015): 429-436.
  • “Single Event Multiple Upset-Tolerant SRAM Cell Designs for Nano-scale CMOS Technology,”

    Ramin Rajaei, Bahar Asgari, Mahmoud Tabandeh, Mahdi Fazeli.
    Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, 2016.

Professional experiences

  • Intern at Apple, Cupertino, CA.

    -Involved in modeling and designing hardware accelerator for sparse problems
  • Digital circuit designer at Rahyaft Company, Tehran, Iran.

    -Designed and implemented a 24-bit microphone using AVR microprocessor and Xilinx CPLD
    -Designed and implemented an IP-based stereo microphone using ARM microprocessors
    -Implemented the AES cryptography protocol on E1 communication systems
  • Digital circuit designer intern at Azm Electronics, Tehran, Iran.

    -Designed and implemented an RFID time clock system using mifare cards.
  • Computer network manager at Saipa Cooperation, Tehran, Iran.

Research experiences

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

    -Research assistant in the CASL laboratory
  • Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

    -Research assistant in the Digital Electronics laboratory
  • Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

    -Research assistant in the Dependable Systems and Architectures laboratory

Teaching experiences

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

    -Computer communications, Teaching Assistant for Dr. Wardi
    -Fundamental of Digital Design, Teaching Assistant for Dr. Hughes
    -Fundamental of Digital Design, Teaching Assistant for Dr. Setter
  • Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran.

    -Microprocessors Lab, Instructor
    -Computer Architecture Lab, Instructor
    -Microprocessor Design, Instructor
    -Computer Organization and Programming, Instructor
  • Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

    -Computer Organization and Programming, Instructor
    -Advanced Computer Architecture, Teaching Assistant for Dr. Soryani
    -Fault tolerance design, Teaching Assistant for Dr. Fazeli
    -Advanced digital design, Teaching Assistant for Dr. Fazeli
    -Electronic circuit design, Teaching Assistant for Dr. Mozayani
  • Azad Islamic University, Tehran, Iran.

    -Computer Organization and Programming, Instructor
  • University of Applied Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

    -Computer Organization and Programming, Instructor

    Some of my art pieces


    • Gravity


      Frame Size: 16x20”

      Opening Size: 11x14”

      Material: Pencil on paper. 


      This drawing is inspired by a photograph, taken by Rachel Neville, of two dancers of Atlanta Ballet, Jessica Assef and Moises Martin. The view point from a top-level balcony in Paris gives the sense of romance to the drawing. The technique of two vanishing point perspective is used.






      Time Vertigo

      Size: 16x20”

      Material: Acrylic on gesso board. 


      Time Vertigo visualizes space-time simultaneously by mixing colors and geometric shapes. This painting is a deep envision of the “Gravity” drawing. Simplifying the minor details of a scene, happing in a known time and location (i.e., Paris), and bringing the other scenes happing simultaneously to the same location is the key insight of the painting. The six characters in the painting are basically representative of the two main dancers, in three captures of time, past, present, and future, but all happening concurrently.






      Naples

      Frame Size: 16x20”

      Opening Size: 11x14”

      Material: Pencil on paper. 




























      Inseperable

      Size: 24x36”

      Material: Acrylic on canvas. 


































      Union Harmony

      Size: 36x36”

      Material: Oil on canvas. 


      The Union Harmony shows the beauty of world, made up of elements such as a goldfish, a symbol of life, eyes, the gateways into the soul, lotus, the symbol of purity of the body and mind. All of them are connected through music, a shared language of human regardless their races.













      Nightengales

      Size: 18x24”

      Material: Oil on canvas. 





























      The Third Eye

      Size: 8x10”

      Material: Pine cone. 




























      Sparrows

      Size: 8x8” each

      Material: Watercolor on paper. 









      Exhibitions


      The art exhibitions at Kai Lin galley, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 11, 2018:




      Read more about this exhibition in "Like Picasso and Einstein: Lines, Forms and Dimensions" book, by Francesco Fedele and Emily Vickers:


Contact Info

266 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, 30332.

Send an email for my phone number.

prism.gatech.edu/~basgari3

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