Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems


Farhad Merchant received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India), in 2016. His Ph.D. thesis title was "Algorithm-Architecture Co-design for Dense Linear Algebra Computations." He received the DAAD fellowship during his PhD. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, from March 2016 to December 2016. In December 2016, he moved to Corporate Research in Robert Bosch in Bangalore as a Researcher, where he worked on numerical methods for ordinary differential equations. He joined Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems, RWTH Aachen University, in December 2017 as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Chair for Software for Systems on Silicon. Farhad is the recipient of the HiPEAC technology transfer award in 2019.

Research Interests

  • Hardware Security
  • Hardware Assisted Security
  • Computer Architecture
  • Performance Modeling
  • Computer Arithmetic


Students looking for BSc/MSc/PhD thesis or a HiWi job are suggested to make an appointment via email for personal visit.

Student Assistants

  • Daniyar Kizatov

Past Students

  • Milos Bratic
  • Jure Vreca (master)
  • Lukas Juenger (master)
  • Harshit Srivastava (bachelor)
  • Abhishek Adhave (bachelor)
  • Pankti Shah (bachelor -  DAAD)
  • Marwin Kirchhofs (bachelor)
  • Karl Sturm (bachelor)
  • Mohil Desai (bachelor - DAAD)
  • Masoom Panda (bachelor - DAAD)
  • Kirthihan Yasotharan (master)


Publications from Oct/ 2022 to 2020