I am a PhD student at the University of Hawaii in the Information and Computer Science department. My focus is on GPU Architectures, Parallel Algorithms, Computational Geometry, and High Performance Computing.  My PhD advisor is Dr. Nodari Sitchinava. Recently I have developed more interest in theoretical algorithm development and analysis with an emphasis on the design of data structures to solve large classes of problems. I am working to combine these research interests into a cohesive PhD dissertation, which I will be defending in December 2017. My current draft of my dissertation proposal is available here.

I currently work as a research assistant in the algoPARC research group. This research focuses on designing and analyzing parallel algorithms, with my research focusing on GPU-efficient algorithms.


B. Karsin, H. Casanova, N. Sitchinava. “Efficient Batched Predecessor Search in Shared Memory on GPUs“, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC), pages 335-344, 2015.

P. Afshani, H. Casanova, M. de Berg, B. Karsin, C. Lambrechts, N. Sitchinava, C. Tsirogiannis. “An Efficient Algorithm for the 1D Total Visibility-Index Problem”, in Proceedings of the Seventeenth Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX), 2017.

Non-published work

B. Karsin, H. Casanova, L. Lim “Low-latency XPath Query Evaluation on Multi-Core Processors
B. Karsin “Parallel Fast Fourier Transform Literature Review

Previous projects

Prior to my research position, I had a graduate assistant position at the University of Hawaii ITS department working on application development.  Some previous projects I worked on include Cacti, Zabbix and Cracklib. The largest project I worked on was a metadata-oriented application to help facilitate organization and communication within the department called DCmd.  DCmd utilizes the Grails framework, Groovy, Java, Javascript, AJAX,  jQuery, HTML, and CSS.  I also worked on projects involving other skills and am proficient in various other programming languages/frameworks.  For more detailed information, see my Curriculum Vitae.


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