Mentors & Collaborators

Mentors
Dr. Jaydeep Kulkarni, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jaydeep Kulkarni is an assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 2009. During 2009-2017, he worked as a Senior Staff Research Scientist at Intel Labs in Hillsboro, OR. He has filed 30 patents, published 2 book chapters, and 60 papers in referred journals and conferences. His research is focused on energy efficient digital, memory, and power management circuits, emerging nanotechnology applications, and data intensive hardware accelerators. Dr. Kulkarni currently holds the AMD endowed development chair position at UT Austin. He received 2008 Intel Foundation Ph.D. fellowship award, 2010 Purdue school of ECE outstanding doctoral dissertation award, 2015 IEEE Transactions on VLSI systems best paper award, 2015 SRC outstanding industrial liaison award. He has participated in technical program committees of CICC, A-SSCC, DAC, ICCAD, ISLPED, and ISCAS conferences. During his tenure at Intel Labs, he served as an industrial distinguished lecturer for IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and as an industrial liaison for SRC, NSF programs. He has served as a conference co-chair for 2018 ISLPED, and currently serving as an associate editor for IEEE Solid State Circuit Letters, and IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Dr. S.V. Sreenivasan, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Electrical & Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. S.V. Sreenivasan is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Joe C. Walter Endowed Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University, and a B. Engr. with Honors in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India. His research is in the area of high throughput nanomanufacturing as applied to electronics, photonics, flexible and wearable devices, terabit density data storage, and emerging biomedical and clean energy applications. Dr. Sreenivasan has published over 100 technical articles and holds over 100 U.S. patents in the area of nanomanufacturing.

He is co-director of the NASCENT Center, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center. NASCENT Center is an interdisciplinary research effort in the area of high throughput nanomanufacturing systems to enable future generations of mobile computing and mobile energy technologies.

He co-founded Molecular Imprints Inc. (MII), a spin-out from UT-Austin in 2001. The semiconductor business of MII was acquired by Canon Corporation in 2014. MII’s long-standing relationship with the UT-Austin is widely recognized as a model of how top research institutions can partner with business to facilitate bringing novel technologies to market.

He has received several awards for his work including Technology Pioneer Award by the World Economic Forum in 2005, University of Texas Chancellors’ Award for Entrepreneurship in 2007, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Leonardo da Vinci Award in 2009, the O’Donnell Award for Technology Innovation conferred by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) in 2010, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award in 2011, and the UT-Austin Inventor of the Year Award in 2012.

Dr. Mark McDermott, Adjunct Faculty Member and EIR, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Mark McDermott is currently an Adjunct Faculty member and EIR in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches graduate level courses in silicon system design and technical entrepreneurship. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Mark is a registered professional engineer and a member of the IEEE, ACM and TSPE. He has 19 patents and a number of publications in the areas of IC design and engineering management.

Mark has 40 years of industrial experience in management and product development of silicon systems. This includes: Senior Director at Apple, Inc., VP/GM at Intrinsity, Inc., VP of Engineering at Coherent Logix, CEO of DynaFlow Computing, Inc., VP Engineering at Somerset Embedded Technologies, Inc., VP Engineering at VisionFlow, Inc., General Manager and Director of the Texas Development Center for Intel Corporation, Director of the PowerPC Somerset Design Center and Director of the Austin Design Center for Cyrix, Inc.

Mark co-founded DynaFlow Computing, The Learning Labs, Somerset Embedded Technologies, Inc., VisionFlow, Inc., Logical Silicon Solutions, Inc., Accelerated Solutions Corp., and MonoCom Systems, Inc.

Dr. Kaushik Vaidyanathan, Technical Lead Engineer, Hardware Platforms; Google LLC, Sunnyvale

Dr. Vaidyanathan has 10+ years of research and development experience in all aspects of ASIC and microprocessor design – microarchitecture, physical design, circuit design, design-technology co-optimization – in advanced silicon technologies. He is presently working with Google Hardware team. Prior to Google, he was a staff research scientist at Microarchitecture Research Lab at Intel Labs. He worked at the intersection of emerging device/ memory technologies, next-generation architectures and agile hardware development methodologies. Before Intel Labs, he co-led the 14nm design-technology co-optimization effort at Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with IBM. He spearheaded key tapeouts that resulted in some of the first working 14nm silicon.

Mr. Sabyasachi Sengupta, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd.

Sabyasachi Sengupta is currently working as a Director of Engineering, leading Backend CAD in Qualcomm Bangalore Design Center, in close collaboration with CAD team in San Diego. He has 20 years of experience in Texas Instruments, with 15 years in CAD/methodology and 5 years in managing design execution. His CAD experience ranges from standard cells to block/SOC designs, involving synthesis and P&R, extraction/timing/power/reliability signoff, and IP level characterization/modeling, spanning across 180nm to 20nm. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur in 1992. Outside work, he loves reading books on history and modern physics, and trying to understand the millennium generation by spending time with his children.

Mr. Shankar Nagarajan, Senior Staff Manager/Engineer, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd.

Shankar Nagarajan is currently working as a Senior Staff Engineer/Manager, in Backend CAD in Qualcomm Bangalore Design Center, in close collaboration with CAD team in San Diego. He has 15 years of experience in Qualcomm, Spike Technologies Inc and Monterey Design Systems. He has experience in CAD/methodology and EDA tool development. His CAD experience includes block/SOC designs, involving flow methodology integrating various vendor tools and flows, various technology nodes ranging from 65nm to 20nm. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bharathiar University in Tamil Nadu. Other than work, he loves reading books, instructing yoga and spending time with his family.

 

Dr. Neeta Pandey, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication, DTU

Neeta Pandey did her M. E. in Microelectronics from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani and Ph. D. from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi. She has served in Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Priyadarshini College of Computer Science, Noida and Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering, Delhi in Various capacities. At present, she is Associate Professor in ECE department, Delhi Technological University. A life member of ISTE, and member of IEEE, USA, she has published papers in International, National Journals of repute and conferences. Her research interests are in Analog and Digital VLSI Design.

 

Prof. Vishal Verma, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU

Dr. Vishal Verma  received his B.Tech. degree from G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, India, and his M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. His field of interest includes power electronics, drives, active filters, and power-quality issues. In 1991, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, G.B. Pant University, as Assistant Professor and later in 2004, joined the Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi , India. Dr. Verma is a member of ISTE and a Life Member of CES(I).

 

Prof. Sukumar Mishra, Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi

Dr. S. Mishra is working as a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is a recipient of the INSA medal for young scientist, the INAE young engineer award, and the INAE silver jubilee young engineer award. He has earned the credit to become the youngest fellow in the electrical engineering section of INAE at the age of 38 in the year 2008. He is also a fellow of IET UK and IETE India. He is currently holding the position of power grid chair professor. 

 

Dr. Rajeshwari Pandey, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication, DTU

Rajeshwari Pandey did her B.Tech. (Electronics and Telecommunication) from J.K. Institute of Applied Physics, University of Allahabad in 1988 and received her M.E (Electronics and Control) from BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, India in 1992. She has served BITS Pilani, AERF, Noida and Priyadarshini College of Computer Science, Noida in various capacities. Currently, she is Associate Professor in Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi. Her research interests include Analog Integrated Circuits, and Microelectronics.

 

 Mr. Y.K. Sehgal, Executive Director, Engineering, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.

Y.K. Sehgal is presently working as Executive Director(Smart Grid) in Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., the Central Transmission Utility. He is responsible for  deployment of Smart Grid/City technologies in various areas, implementation of pilot projects on smart grid/city, grid integration of large scale renewable energy sources,  deployment of Wide Area Measurements(WAMS) using synchrophasor technology  in the grid etc. He has vast experience on Transmission system planning, studies and analysis, technology integration initiative, strengthening of National Grid, connectivity and open access, preparation of Detailed Project Report, project cost estimates, IT activities, coordination of project implementation activities, information technology integration in transmission system etc.

 

Collaborators
Subrahmanya Teja, Ph.D Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, UT Austin

Subrahmanya Teja has received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from IIT Gandhinagar, India in 2016. During 2015-16, he worked as Project Associate at IIT Gandhinagar developing the high voltage process flow for Semiconductor Laboratory, India. Subrahmanya Teja is currently working towards his PhD in the field of emerging electronics. His research interests include device-circuit co-design of novel materials and heterogeneous integration of these materials onto baseline CMOS. He enjoys traveling, playing cricket and football in his leisure.

 

Shirin Fathima, Masters Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, UT Austin

Shirin Fathima is a graduate student at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, The University of Texas at Austin specializing in the Integrated Circuits and Systems track. She recently finished her summer internship with Automotive Physical Design group at NXP Semiconductors, Austin where she developed automated utilities for static timing analysis (STA) and power analysis. She has also worked at Nvidia Graphics, Bangalore as a CPU Validation intern before joining UT Austin. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from BITS Pilani in 2017. Her research interests include designing ultra-low voltage circuit design for neuromorphic computing.

 

Vignesh Radhakrishnan, Ph.D. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, UT Austin

Vignesh Radhakrishnan graduated BE in Electronics and Communication with gold medal from Anna University, Chennai. He worked as a Senior Hardware Engineer at Samsung Semiconductor India between 2016 and 2018. At Samsung, he was involved in the design & verification of High Speed Interconnect PHY IP PCI Express. In Fall 2018, he started pursuing MS/PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Integrated Circuits & Systems Track) at UT Austin. His research interests include energy-efficient circuit design and neuromorphic computing.

 

Amritesh Kumar, Ph.D Student, Electrical Engineering Department, DTU

Amritesh Kumarreceived the B.Tech.degree from SASTRA University in 2009 and M.E degree from BITS Pilani in 2011. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Delhi Technological University, India in the field of power electronics. His main research interests are analysis and design of power converters and its application in renewable energy, Drives, Multilevel Inverters and Active filters.

 

Manan Tripathi, Design Engineer, Freescale Semiconductors

Manan Tripathi is currently working as Design Engineer at Freescale Semiconductors. He received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Delhi Technological University, India in 2013. His main research interests include Analog and Digital Electronics.

 

Pulkit Agarwal, Associate Engineer, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd.

Pulkit Agarwal is currently working as an Associate Design Verification Engineer at Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd. He received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi, India in 2013. His main research interests include Digital Electronics, Embedded and Robotics.

 

Richa Choudhary, R&D Engineer, Havells India Ltd.

She  received her Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Electrical Engineering from Delhi Technological University, India in 2014. Currently, she is working as an Engineer in the Lighting division of Havells India Ltd. in the Head Office, Noida. Her main research interests include Analog and Digital Electronics.

 

Faheem Ahmed, Engineer, Toshiba Corporate

He  received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Electrical Engineering from Delhi Technological University, India in 2014. Currently, he is working as Design Engineer with Toshiba Corporate, Noida. His main research interests include Artifical Intelligence, Power Electronics, Embedded and Robotics

 

Aayush Jha, R&D Engineer, Havells India Ltd.

He  received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Electrical Engineering from Delhi Technological University, India in 2014. Currently, he is working as an Engineer in the Lighting division of Havells India Ltd. in the Head Office, Noida.   He loves to working for Techno-managerial roles and keep finding better opportunities to apply my analytical and interpersonal skills.  His hobbies are listening to music and playing football.