Sasikanth Avancha received a B.E. degree in computer science and engineering from the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bengaluru, India, in 1994, and an M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD, USA, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist with the Parallel Computing Lab, Intel Labs, Intel India, Bengaluru. He has over 20 years of industry and research experience. He has three patents and over 25 articles spanning security, wireless networks, systems software, and computer architecture. His current research focuses on high-performance algorithm development and analysis for large-scale, distributed deep learning and machine learning training, and inference on different data-parallel architectures, including x86 and other accelerators, across application domains.