Mark P. Blanco

PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

Research interests

Graph processing, performance modeling, High Performance Computing (HPC), computer architecture


Started: Sept 2017 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Graduated: May 2017 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY



2019 NSF Graduate Fellowship for Computer Engineering (On tenure)

2019 Graph Challenge Champion at High Performance Extreme Computing

Work Experience

Summer 2019 Graduate Research Intern

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque NM

Spring and Fall 2018 Graduate Teaching Assistant

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA

Summer 2016 & 2017 Software Development Engineering Intern

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA


Summer & Fall 2015 Undergraduate Computer Science Researcher

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY

Spring 2014 - Fall 2014 Advising and Learning Assistance Center Tutor

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY


Fall 2018 Social Circle Analysis Project in Machine Learning (10-701)

Spring 2018 RL DVFS Governors Work done in System Level Design group

Spring 2018 Matrix Inversion Accelerator Project in Computer Architecture (18-742)

Spring 2018 Parallel and Distributed SGD Project in Optimization (18-660)

Fall 2017 Multi-kernel CNN Accelerator Project in Reconfigurable Logic (18-643)

Spring 2017 Parallel Finite Element Analysis Project in Parallel Programming for Engineers