Prashant Nair

Assistant Professor
BEng (Mumbai, India), MSc and PhD (Georgia, USA)

Office: KAIS 4014
Phone: (604) 827-0079




Prashant Nair is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his B.Eng degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai. Prashant was a Postdoctoral Researcher (Research Scientist) at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York.

Prashant’s interests are in the areas of reliability, security, and performance-power efficient memory systems. He is also interested in system-level and architecture-level optimization to enable efficient and practical quantum computers. He frequently publishes in several top-tier conferences like ISCA, MICRO, HPCA, and ASPLOS. Prashant has served as a primary reviewer for several major conferences in computer architecture, including ISCA,  ASPLOS-2016, IEEE CAL, ACM-TACO, ACM-TC, and SBAC-PAD.

Research Interests

Reliability, security, performance-power-efficient memory systems

Research Areas

  • Memory Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Quantum Computing

Research Group

  • Innovative Architectures Lab (iArch)


  • CPEN 411 – Computer Architecture
  • CPEN 511 – Advanced Computer Architecture
  • EECE 571N – Advanced Memory Systems Architecture
  • EECE 571S – Advanced Memory Systems Architecture

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