Assistant Professor


Georgia Tech


I am an Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, I was a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Azure’s Cloud Accelerated Systems & Technologies team since September 2019. In Microsoft, I led the research, design, and deployment of communication collectives for massive-scale distributed DNN training.

I received my Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2019 and obtained my Master’s from The University of Texas at Austin (2014). I obtained my Bachelor’s from Indian Institute of Technology Ropar where I was conferred the Presidents of India Gold Medal, the highest academic honor in IITs.  

My research has been published in top-tier venues such as ISCA, HPCA, MICRO, ASPLOS, NeurIPS, and VLDB.  My dissertation work has been recognized with the NCWIT Collegiate Award, 2017 and distinguished paper award at High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2016. 

I am the founding director of the Systems Infrastructure and Architecture Research Lab.  My research team is devising next-generation sustainable compute platforms targeting end-to-end data pipeline for large scale AI and machine learning. The work draws insights from a broad set of disciplines such as, computer architecture, systems, and databases.  The work will take a radical approach towards distributed domain-specialized systems that will enable the next generation of massively-large models. We will achieve this by breaking away from the traditional CPU-based stack and integrating closely with data collection and management systems. I aim to offer solutions that are sustainable and can meet the technological demands of emerging economies.

I am always excited to meet students interested in research at the cross section of architecture and systems for data intensive applications. Please send your CV and we can setup sometime to chat.





Email: divya [dot] mahajan [at] gatech [dot] edu

Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Office 2358, Atlanta, GA, 30332