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Kadir Akbudak Post-doctoral fellow at ECRC



  • Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, 2015.
  • M.S., Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, 2009.
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, Hacettepe University, 2007.

Honors & Awards

  • Bilkent University Scholarship (2007-2015)
  • TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey) Scholarship (2007-2014)
  • Computing Facility Award on EURORA (MIC cluster, Italy) for Cache-Aware Sparse Matrix Multiplication on Intel MIC Architecture.
  • Computing Facility Award on  JUQUEEN (BG/Q, Germany) for Investigation of the Applicability of Map/Reduce Paradigm on Supercomputing Systems for Multi-Petascalability,  abstract is available at:
  • Computing Facility Award on  JUQUEEN (BG/Q, Germany) for Improving Sparse Matrix Multiplication Operations in CP2K.

Dr. Kadir Akbudak is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Extreme Computing Research Center at KAUST, working with Professor David E. Keyes and Dr. Hatem Ltaief.

Research Interest

Kadir Akbudak's research interest include Combinatorial scientific computing, Graph and hypergraph partitioning, Locality-aware partitioning and scheduling, High performance kernels for sparse computations, Vectorization for irregular applications, Iterative numerical methods and Parallel numerical algorithms.

Selected Publications

Akbudak, K., Ltaief, H., Mikhalev, A., & Keyes, D. (2017). Tile Low Rank Cholesky Factorization for Climate/Weather Modeling Applications on Manycore Architectures. High Performance Computing, 22–40. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-58667-0_2