Svilen Kanev

Software Engineer

Research Interests

My main interests are in the areas of computer systems and architectures. Very broadly, I like exploring hardware-software approaches to lower-level problems, be it performance modeling, reliability to voltage noise, power delivery design, datacenter power management or parallelism. I got a PhD degree in Computer Science at Harvard, as a part of the Architecture, Circuits and Compilers group. I was advised by Prof. David Brooks and Prof. Gu-Yeon Wei. After graduating, I became a software engineer at Google, working on performance analysis and optimization.

I co-organize the NOPE workshop at ASPLOS (negative results, experiences). Send us your best worst work!

I (used to) maintain the XIOSim x86 microarchitectural simulator. If you are interested in detailed power and performance simulation of x86 cores, feel free to get the simulator on GitHub, or to read our ISLPED'12 paper that describes it.

Outside of work, I run a fair bit, race cars, and (used to) blog, when that was a thing.

Contact Info

svilen [.] kanev [at] gmail [.] com

Svilen Kanev
Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Pkway
Mountain View, 94043