Karu Sankaralingam joined the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in January, 2007. Dr. Sankaralingam earned his Bachelor's degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and his Masters and PhD degrees at the University of Texas at Austin. During his PhD, he was the lead student designer of the TRIPS chip, a prototype machine built to investigate technology scalable parallelism. The TRIPS chip was built at 130nm technology and contains over 170 million transistors. His dissertation examined polymorphism - A unified approach for extracting Concurrency of different granularities.