University of California, Berkeley

(Graduate Student Instructor) Spring 2014 CS267: Applications of Parallel Computers

Rutgers University

(Recitation Instructor) Spring 2010 CS111: Introduction to Computer Science

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

(Teaching Assistant) Summer 2014: Electrical Engineering

(Teaching Assistant) Summer 2010: Electrical Engineering

Technical Reports

Gittens, A., Devarakonda, A., Racah, E., Ringenburg, M. F., Gerhardt, L., Kottalam, J., Liu, J., Maschhoff, K. J., Canon, S., Chhugani, J., Sharma, P., Yang, J., Demmel, J., Harrell, J., Krishnamurthy, V., Mahoney, M. W. & Prabhat (2016). Matrix Factorization at Scale: a Comparison of Scientific Data Analytics in Spark and C+MPI Using Three Case Studies. CoRR, abs/1607.01335.

Devarakonda, A., Fountoulakis, K., Demmel, J. and Mahoney, M.W., (2016). Avoiding communication in primal and dual block coordinate descent methods. arXiv preprint arXiv:1612.04003.


Razvan Carbunescu, Aditya Devarakonda, Jay Alameda, James Demmel, Steve Gordon and Susan Mehringer, "Architecting an autograder for parallel code", Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), 2014.

Manish Parashar, Moustafa AbdelBaky, Ivan Rodero, Aditya Devarakonda, "Cloud Paradigms and Practices for Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 10-18, 2013.

David Villegas, Norman Bobroff, Ivan Rodero, Javier Delgado, Yanbin Liu, Aditya Devarakonda, Liana Fong, S. Masoud Sadjadi, Manish Parashar, Cloud federation in a layered service model, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Volume 78, Issue 5, Pages 1330-1344, ISSN 0022-0000, 2012.


"Communication-avoiding coordinate descent methods for linear systems", Scientific Computing and Matrix Computations Seminar, Berkeley, California, April 20, 2016. [pdf]

"Communication-avoiding machine learning", Berkeley Statistics Annual Research Symposium, Berkeley, California, March 14, 2016. [pdf]


Its been a dream of mine to ride a motorcycle and, happily, I've been doing just that since moving to California. This is my Triumph Street Triple R and you'll find us carving the East Bay hills during the weekends or heading to some football watering hole to watch Liverpool FC. On occasion I record the scenic rides using a GoPro Hero 3+ and sometimes post those vidoes.

I started photography shortly after moving to California and its been a favorite passtime for the past few years. I currently own a Nikon D7000 (DSLR) and a Minolta XG-M (Film). I mostly do landscape or nature photography and I'm currently working on a portfolio of sunset photos (Digital and Film) exclusively taken around the Bay Area.

I grew up playing the violin and spent a good chunk of time during K-12 taking private lessons and performing at concerts and recitals. Apart from a middle school punk rock + violin mashup à la Yellowcard, I am primarily trained in classical Russian and Ukrainian. I also started playing acoustic guitar during my undergrad and currently mess around on a cheap, beater acoustic and a Fender Strat.

I enjoy traveling and sightseeing, even more so when I have a camera and get there on my motorcycle. I especially like taking road trips to bodies of water and spending the mornings or evenings watching the sun and clouds go about their business. Thus far, the best trip I've done would have to be a dead of night drive to Montauk to catch the sunrise.