Penporn Koanantakool


586-F Soda Hall,
University of California, Berkeley


penpornk at eecs dot berkeley dot edu

I'm a 3rd-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at UC Berkeley. I'm advised by Professor Kathy Yelick.
I'm interested in High Performance Computing and Parallel Computing.
I'm a Fulbrighter from Thailand.


  • University of California, Berkeley
    Ph.D in Computer Science, expected 2016
    Advisor: Prof. Katherine Yelick
  • Kasetsart University, Bangkhen, Thailand
    B.Eng in Computer Engineering, 1st-class honor, 2010
    Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Putchong Uthayopas
    Thesis: PlayCloud: A Middleware System for PlayStation Grid


Semester Course Number Course Title Instructor
Fall 2011 CS262A Advanced Topics in Computer Systems Prof. Eric Brewer
CS294 Reordering Transformations for Parallel Architectures Dr. Randy Allen
Spring 2012 CS267 Applications of Parallel Computers Prof. James Demmel
CS270 Combinatorial Algorithms and Data Structures Prof. Satish Rao and Prof. Umesh Vazirani
Fall 2012 CS281A/Stat241 Statistical Learning Theory Prof. Martin Wainwright
Spring 2013 CS294 Distributed Computing Prof. Ali Ghodsi
Fall 2013 Math221 Advanced Matrix Computations Prof. John Strain
CS294 Modern Parallel Languages Prof. Katherine Yelick


  • Scalable Multimedia Content Analysis on Parallel Platforms [Paper]
    Ekaterina Gonina, Gerald Friedland, Eric Battenberg, Penporn Koanantakool, Michael Driscoll, Evangelos Georganas, Kurt Keutzer.
    to appear in ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP) 2013.
  • A Communication-Optimal N-Body Algorithm for Direct Interactions [Paper] [Slides] [Poster]
    Michael Driscoll, Evangelos Georganas, Penporn Koanantakool, Edgar Solomonik, and Katherine Yelick.
    In proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2013), Boston, MA, USA.
  • Implementation Issues in Developing a Fluid Flow Solver on Cell Architecture
    Penporn Koanantakool, Supakit Prueksaaroon, Sornthep Vannarat.
    In proceedings of the NECTEC-Annual Conference and Exhibition 2009 (NECTEC-ACE'09), Pathumthani, Thailand.


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