Rachit Pronunciation: Ruh-CHIT. Rhymes with "crutch-it". 'a's at the start of many Indian names are actually 'u's. Nigam is a PhD student studying computer science at Cornell University. He is a part of the CAPRA and PL@Cornell research groups and is advised by Adrian Sampson. His research (Dahlia, Calyx) is focused on building high-level programming models for designing hardware accelerators. He previously worked in the PLASMA research group at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with Arjun Guha.
Social chair for PLDI 2021.
Member of the OOPSLA 2020 Artifact Evaluation Committee.