Kiran received the B.S. and M.S degrees in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL in 2018 and 2020, respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the electrical engineering department at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena with a research appointment in the department of astronomy. His current research interests include radio astronomy instrumentation, room-temperature and cryogenic low noise amplifiers, and radio astronomy software. In his free time, he plays the jazz vibraphone, bikes around LA, and contributes to open source software.
In radio astronomy, "Fast Radio Bursts" are short, high-energy signals of unknown origin. So far, relatively few have been discovered as many telescopes weren't designed to observe radio transients. Additionally, searching real-time spectral data is an expensive task, for which there are only a few aging packages to automate. In this talk, we'll look at using CUDA.jl and the Julia ecosystem to accelerate the hunt for these mysterious sources and the integration into an FRB detection pipeline.