Vivek Sarkar

Vivek Sarkar 2008E.D. Butcher Chair in Engineering, Rice University
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Email: v s a r k a r {at}
Phone: +1-713-348-5304
Fax: +1-713-348-5930
Chair office: Duncan Hall 3080
Faculty office: Duncan Hall 3131
Home page:
Assistant: Annepha Hurlock,, +1-713-348-5186

Vivek Sarkar is Professor of Computer Science at Rice University, where he holds the E.D. Butcher Chair in Engineering. He conducts research in multiple aspects of parallel software including programming languages, program analysis, compiler optimizations and runtimes for parallel and high performance computer systems. He currently leads the Habanero Extreme Scale Software Research group at Rice University, and serves as Associate Director of the NSF Expeditions Center for Domain-Specific Computing. He teaches the undergraduate class on Fundamentals of Parallel Programming in the spring semesters, and an advanced graduate class in the fall semesters. His professional biography and curriculum vitae can be found by following the Bio link on the left.There are openings available for PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, research programmers, and research scientists in Dr. Sarkar’s lab. Interested PhD students should apply here. All other applicants should send email to Dr. Sarkar, and cc: his assistant, Annepha Hurlock.

Additional contact details:

  • Directions and Parking: See the Rice campus map. Duncan Hall is building 22. Visitor parking is available in the Founder’s Court Visitor Lot near Entrance 2, and in the Central Campus Garage. Additional travel information is available at Rice University’s Travel Portal.
  • Mailing Address (faster than street address for regular mail):
    Dept. of Computer Science – MS 132, Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251, USA
  • Street Address (for Fedex/courier deliveries):
    Duncan Hall, Room 3131, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Research Team: Habanero Extreme Scale Software

Habanero Extreme Scale Software Research Team