Vijaykrishnan Narayanan


Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

Vijay Narayanan is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Vijay received his Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering from University of Madras, India in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of South Florida, USA, in 1998. He is a co-director of the Microsystems Design Lab. His research and teaching interests are in Power Aware Computing, Computer Architecture Embedded Systems, Design and Design Automation of Electronic Systems. He is a fellow of ACM and IEEE and leads the Architecture, Benchmarking and Circuits Thrust in the DARPA/SRC LEAST Center, through which he works with device experts in designing new circuits and system using emerging devices.


  1. K. Swaminathan, E. Kultursay, V. Saripalli, V. Narayanan, M. T. Kandemir, S. Datta. Steep-Slope Devices: From Dark to Dim Silicon. IEEE Micro 33(5): 50-59 (2013)
  2. H. Liu, S. Datta, V. Narayanan: Steep switching tunnel FET: A promise to extend the energy efficient roadmap for post-CMOS digital and analog/RF applications. ISLPED 2013: 145-150, September 2013
  3. V. Narayanan, S. Datta, G. Cauwenberghs, D. M. Chiarulli, S. P. Levitan, P. Wong. Video analytics using beyond CMOS devices. DATE 2014: 1-5
  4. K. Ma, Zheng, Y., Li, S., Swaminathan, K., Li, X., Liu, Y., Sampson, J., Xie, Y., & Narayanan, V. (2015). Architecture exploration for ambient energy harvesting nonvolatile processors. 21st IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture, HPCA 2015, Burlingame, CA. (pp. 526–537). Best Paper Award
  5. M. J. Cotter, Y. Fang, S. P. Levitan, D. M. Chiarulli, V. Narayanan. Computational Architectures Based on Coupled Oscillators. ISVLSI 2014: 130-135
  6. J. P. Sustersic, B. Wyble, S. Advani, V. Narayanan. Towards a unified multiresolution vision model for autonomous ground robots. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 75: 221-232 (2016).
  7. V. Saripalli, S. Datta, and V. Narayanan. August 2008. Ultra Low Power Signal Processing Architectures enabling Next-Generation BioSensing and Biomimetic System. Proceedings of the IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference.
  8. D. Duarte, Narayanan Vijaykrishnan, M. J. Irwin. December 2002. A Clock Power Model to Evaluate Impact of Architectural and Technology Optimizations. IEEE Transactions on VLSI, 10(6):844-855. IEEE Circuit and Systems Transactions on VLSI Best Paper Award
  9. H. Moon, K. Irick, V. Narayanan, R. Sharma, N. Jung. April 24, 2012, Apparatus and method for measuring audience data from image stream using dynamically-configurable hardware architecture, US Patent 8165386.
  10. N. Shukla, A. Parihar, M. Cotter, M. Barth, X. Li, N. Chandramoorthy, D. G. Schlom, V. Narayanan, A. Raychowdhury and S. Datta, "Pairwise coupled hybrid vanadium dioxide-MOSFET (HVFET) oscillators for non-boolean associative computing," Proceedings of the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2014).

Vijaykrishnan Narayanan


Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

Vijay Narayanan is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Vijay received his Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering from University of Madras, India in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of South Florida, USA, in 1998. He is a co-director of the Microsystems Design Lab. His research and teaching interests are in Power Aware Computing, Computer Architecture Embedded Systems, Design and Design Automation of Electronic Systems. He is a fellow of ACM and IEEE and leads the Architecture, Benchmarking and Circuits Thrust in the DARPA/SRC LEAST Center, through which he works with device experts in designing new circuits and system using emerging devices.


  1. K. Swaminathan, E. Kultursay, V. Saripalli, V. Narayanan, M. T. Kandemir, S. Datta. Steep-Slope Devices: From Dark to Dim Silicon. IEEE Micro 33(5): 50-59 (2013)
  2. H. Liu, S. Datta, V. Narayanan: Steep switching tunnel FET: A promise to extend the energy efficient roadmap for post-CMOS digital and analog/RF applications. ISLPED 2013: 145-150, September 2013
  3. V. Narayanan, S. Datta, G. Cauwenberghs, D. M. Chiarulli, S. P. Levitan, P. Wong. Video analytics using beyond CMOS devices. DATE 2014: 1-5
  4. K. Ma, Zheng, Y., Li, S., Swaminathan, K., Li, X., Liu, Y., Sampson, J., Xie, Y., & Narayanan, V. (2015). Architecture exploration for ambient energy harvesting nonvolatile processors. 21st IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture, HPCA 2015, Burlingame, CA. (pp. 526–537). Best Paper Award
  5. M. J. Cotter, Y. Fang, S. P. Levitan, D. M. Chiarulli, V. Narayanan. Computational Architectures Based on Coupled Oscillators. ISVLSI 2014: 130-135
  6. J. P. Sustersic, B. Wyble, S. Advani, V. Narayanan. Towards a unified multiresolution vision model for autonomous ground robots. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 75: 221-232 (2016).
  7. V. Saripalli, S. Datta, and V. Narayanan. August 2008. Ultra Low Power Signal Processing Architectures enabling Next-Generation BioSensing and Biomimetic System. Proceedings of the IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference.
  8. D. Duarte, Narayanan Vijaykrishnan, M. J. Irwin. December 2002. A Clock Power Model to Evaluate Impact of Architectural and Technology Optimizations. IEEE Transactions on VLSI, 10(6):844-855. IEEE Circuit and Systems Transactions on VLSI Best Paper Award
  9. H. Moon, K. Irick, V. Narayanan, R. Sharma, N. Jung. April 24, 2012, Apparatus and method for measuring audience data from image stream using dynamically-configurable hardware architecture, US Patent 8165386.
  10. N. Shukla, A. Parihar, M. Cotter, M. Barth, X. Li, N. Chandramoorthy, D. G. Schlom, V. Narayanan, A. Raychowdhury and S. Datta, "Pairwise coupled hybrid vanadium dioxide-MOSFET (HVFET) oscillators for non-boolean associative computing," Proceedings of the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2014).