About me

I work on FPGA virtualisation for Cloud computing, as a part of Advanced Processor Technology group at The University of Manchester and I am supervised by Dr. Dirk Koch and Dr. James Garside. My research focuses on transparent flexible resource sharing among accelerators for maximising resource utilisation along with aggregated throughput and reduced power consumption of the FPGA Clouds.

Words I like to live by:
People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. - Leonardo da Vinci

Teaching assistant

Currently, I am also a teaching assistant and proivde support for labs, marking and teaching (in labs).
  • COMP12111: Fundamentals of Computer Engineering
  • COMP22111: Processor Microarchitecture
  • COMP33711: Agile software Engineering
  • My Journey


    PhD in Computer Science

    At The University of Manchester, on FPGA virtualisation for Cloud Computing as a President's Doctoral Scholar.

    Sep 2017 - Current

    BEng (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering

    At Univesity of Manchester with specialisation in Computer Architecture and System on Chip. The Final year thesis can be found here.

    Sept 14 - July 2017

    Board member: School of Computer Science

    Student representative on School board at University of Manchester.

    Oct 14 - Jan 17

    ARM - Hardware Intern - Design and Verification

    Part of Verification IP team working on AMBA protocols (CHI, ACE, AXI) and its future variants.

    July 16 - Sept 16

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Worked on Transport triggered and Dataflow Computer Architecture under Dr. Javier Navaridas.

    July 15 - Aug 15


    • A. Vaishnav, J. R. G. Ordaz and D. Koch, "A security library for FPGA interlays," 2017 27th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), Ghent, 2017, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.23919/FPL.2017.8056817

    Honours and Awards

    • President’s Doctoral Scholar

      Sept 2017 | University of Manchester

      Given to top 3% of research students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential.
    • Edwards prize

      July 2017 | University of Manchester

      This prize is awarded to the student who has, in the opinion of the Examiners, performed with distinction throughout their degree programme in examinations, laboratories and projects relating to Computer Engineering.
    • IBM Team Challenge Award for Manchester University

      July 2017 | IBM

      For the sterling performance of the team throughout the year in all coursework and challenges of Software Engineering.
    • The Kate Kneebone Acorn Bursary

      Jan 2016 | University of Manchester

      Awarded on the grounds of academic merit to a student who has shown commitment, determination, enthusiasm, personal application and promise.
    • Golden Anniversary Prize

      Aug 2015 | University of Manchester

      For Excellence in first year studies in academic year 2014-15. Given to top 5 students in the year.

    My Interests

    • Learning about Psychology and Economics.
    • Nature and Still life Photography using phone camera. (Catch me on Instagram for latest updates.)
    • Playing chess.
    • Long walks.

    Get In Touch

    • Address

      IT-302, Kilburn building
      School of Computer Science
      The University of Manchester
      Manchester, M13 9PL
      United Kingdom
    • Phone

      +44 7436 930733
    • Email