Parul Sohal      

PhD Student
Department of Computer Science
Boston University, Boston, USA
Advisor: Prof. Orran Krieger

Email: psohal AT bu DOT edu

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I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University. I joined CS@BU in Fall’17 and I am working with Prof. Orran Krieger and Prof. Renato Mancuso.

Research Interests

  • Real Time Systems

  • Computer Architecture

  • Operating Systems

Research Projects

  • Unikernel based on Linux
    This project aims to create a unikernel out of Linux and glibc with minimal code changes for a greater chance of being accepted upstream, while over time providing the benefits of research unikernels.

  • Memory Bandwidth Allocation
    Creating a policy to allocate memory bandwith to each core depending on the current task set while providing some guaranteed performance. Further implementing this model onto Intel hardware.


  • PhD Student, Computer Science, 2017 - present
    Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

  • Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science and Mathematics, 2013-2017
    Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, USA


  • Under Review

    • Ali raza, Parul Sohal, James Cadden, Jonathan Appavoo, Ulrich Drepper, Richard Jones, Orran Krieger, Renato Mancuso, Larry Woodman
      Unikernels: The Next Stage of Linux's Dominance
      Hot Topics in Operating System (HotOS), 2019, Bertinoro, Italy

Teaching Experience

  • Boston University

    • CS 112 Introduction of Computer Science II - Fall 2017