Prof. Anand Raghunathan receives 2021 Qualcomm Faculty Award
For the second straight year, Anand Raghunathan, Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been chosen to receive a Qualcomm Faculty Award (QFA). The QFA supports key professors and their research through a $75,000 charitable donation to their university. The goal of the QFA funding is to strengthen Qualcomm’s engagement with faculty who are playing a key role in Qualcomm’s recruiting of top graduate students.
Raghunathan directs the Integrated Systems Laboratory in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue. His group's research spans various topics in VLSI and Computer Engineering, including System-on-chip design, domain-specific architecture, computing with nanoscale post-CMOS devices, and heterogeneous parallel computing. Raghunathan is currently Chair of the VLSI area in the School of ECE.
He is also the associate director of Purdue’s Center for Brain-inspired Computing Enabling Autonomous Intelligence, or C-BRIC. The mission of the C-BRIC is to deliver key advances in cognitive computing, with the goal of enabling a new generation of autonomous intelligent systems such as self-flying drones and interactive personal robots.