Karu is an associate professor of computer science at UW-Madison. He loves hardware design, programming, and teaching. He has been at UW-Madison since 2007 and his research has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, and Extremetech. His teaching has been recognized with the Emil H Steiger Distinguished Teaching award in 2014, and the Letters and Science Philip R. Certain - Gary Sandefur Distinguished Faculty Award in 2013.

Karu delves into various aspects of Square Harvest's infrastructure - including keeping our software running, doing experiments on thermal packaging, data analytics, and coming up unpractical ideas, which need a heavy dose of Madhavi's influence to convert into something useful.