Professor Kaushik Roy appointed as Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor Kaushik Roy
Kaushik Roy, the Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Roy has been at Purdue since 1993 when he was appointed assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. He became associate professor in 1997, professor in 2001 and the Roscoe H. George Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2005.

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (May 10) ratified appointments of five named and distinguished professors at the West Lafayette campus.

The board approved Kaushik Roy as the Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Professor Roy has been at Purdue since 1993 when he was appointed assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. He became associate professor in 1997, professor in 2001 and the Roscoe H. George Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2005.

His research interests include spintronics, low-power electronics, silicon and non-silicon device/circuit co-design, and new computing models/architecture enabled by emerging devices. He was the first to propose the use of power gating (sleep transistor) to reduce leakage, a technique now widely used in industry. He has been awarded 19 patents and published more than 200 journal papers, 400 conference papers and two books.

He has received the Humboldt Research Award for senior scientists, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Circuits and Systems Society Technical Achievement Award, Semiconductor research Corporation Technical Excellence Award, Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished chair, Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, the National Science Foundation Career Development Award, and was a Purdue Faculty Scholar. He is a fellow of the IEEE.

Roy earned his bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur and his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.