Alumni

 

MOHAMMAD KHALED HASSAN

khaled at purdue dot edu

Global Foundries

Khaled received his B.S. in EEE from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, M.S. in ECE from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2017. His research interest is in the statistical analysis of MOSFET reliability issues (e.g., PBTI, TDDB, etc).

 
 

Global Foundries

Arun Akkala Goud obtained his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from CEG, Anna University in Chennai, India (2009), his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette (2011) and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2016. During his MS, he was a co-developer of nanoelectronic simulation tools for heterojunctions and resonant tunneling devices with the Gekco group. His current research focus is in the area of device optimization of sub-10nm FinFETs and Tunnel FETs for energy efficient as well as high throughput applications. Previously he has forayed into Spintronics and Thermoelectrics and now keeps an eye out for exciting developments in these fields.

 
 

KARTHIK YOGENDRA

kyogendr at purdue dot edu

IBM Corporation

Karthik Y completed his Bachelor of Engineerng (BE) in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2007 from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore, India. In 2007-08, he worked as a project assistant at Microelectronics Lab, ECE Department, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. From 2008-2011 he worked as a graduate research assistant at Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay pursuing his masters (Master of Technology - M.Tech).

He received the PhD degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, under the guidance of Prof. Kaushik Roy in 2016. His research is mainly focused on simulation and modeling of Spin Torque Nano Oscillators (STNOs) and various spin devices for neuromorphic, boolean and non-boolean computation. He did his summer internship at IBM TJ Watson Research center, Yorktown Heights, NY 2013.

 
 

Apple

Woo-Suhl Cho received her B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 2008, and the M.S and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette in 2011 and 2016 respectively. Her research interest lies in sub-10nm transistors and their circuit implications.

 
 

Qualcomm

Yeongkyo Seo received B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Korea University, Seoul, Korea in Aug 2011. He received the Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2016. His research interests include device and circuit co-design for energy-efficient systems.

 
 

Intel Corporation

Zoha Pajouhi received her B. E. degree from Sharif University of Technology and her M. Sc. Degree from University of Tehran. She also worked as a hardware modem designer in Sina Micro Co. and was an instructor in Sadra Institute for Higher Education before she started her PhD. She received her PhD degree from the School of ECE, Purdue University under the guidance of Prof. Kaushik Roy in 2016. During her studies, she was the teaching assistant for EE Senior Design Projects and EPICS. She is the recipient of Graduate School Summer Research Grants (2014). Her research interest includes Low Power circuit and architecture design, CAD tools for Spintronic Logic Devices and ECC for Spin-Transfer-Torque MRAMs.

 
 

DELIANG FAN (2015)

dfan at purdue dot edu

University of Central Florida

Deliang received his B.S. degree in Electronic Information Engineering from Zhejiang University, China in 2010, M.S. and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2012 and 2015 respectively. His primary research interests lies in neuromorphic computing using spin devices. His other interests include swimming, autos and music.

 
 

YUSUNG KIM (2015)

yusung33 at gmail dot com

Intel Corporation

Yusung received his BS degree with highest honors in ECE from Rutgers University, NJ in 2007, MS and PhD degrees in ECE from Purdue University, West Lafayette in 2010 and 2015 respectively. His research interest lies in device/circuit co-design for low power electronic applications. He was a recipient of the Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching from Purdue University in 2010 and Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship in Summer 2011.

 
 

KON-WOO KWON (2015)

konwoo at gmail dot com

Intel Corporation

Kon-Woo Kwon received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Korea University, Seoul, Korea, in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and he received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN in 2015. He was with LSI corporation (2011), Hyundai Motor Company (2009-2010), BON Electronics (2002-2005), and Motorola (2002).His research interests include low power circuit and architecture design.

 
 

ELIF SELIN MUNGAN (2015)

ebaytok at purdue dot edu

Intel Corporation

Elif Selin Mungan received her B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2008, her M.S. and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN in 2010 and in 2015 respectively. Her current research interests are silicon and non-silicon device modeling for low cost - low power flexible electronics applications. She looked into thin film transistors and solar cells from the device/circuit co-design point of view for her dissertation work.

 
 

HIMANSHU S. MARKANDEYA (2014)

himanshu.s.markandeya at intel dot com

Intel Corporation

Himanshu Markandeya received his Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from University of Mumbai in 2003. Subsequently, he completed his Masters studies at Illinois Institute of Technology in 2006 and PhD from Purdue University, West Lafayette in 2014. Previously he worked as graduate intern at Intel corporation in custom foundry group in 2013. He has previous work experience in software as well as embedded systems. His research interests are in low-power circuit design, algorithms, for implantable biomedical applications.

 
 

CHIH-HSIANG (SAM) HO (2014)

hjscow at gmail dot com

Qualcomm

Chih-Hsiang (Sam) Ho received his PhD Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering of Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2014. He was with AU Optronics, Hsinchu, Taiwan from 2006-2009, where he was involved in research with LCD panel design. In the summer of 2012, he worked as a graduate intern for advanced MEMS display at Qualcomm Incorporated, San Jose, CA. In the summer of 2013, he worked as a summer research intern for new reliability screening methodology at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. His primary research interests include low-power and variation-tolerant circuit design and modeling of novel device and circuit reliability.

 
 

SRI HARSHA CHODAY (2014)

schoday at purdue dot edu

Qualcomm

Sri Harsha Choday received B.E degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from University of Pune, India in 2006, M.S in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater in 2008, and Ph.D. degree at the School of Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN in 2014. Previously he worked as a summer intern (2008) in Technology Development Group at Open-Silicon Inc, Milpitas, CA. His research interests include variation aware low-power memory design, spintronics and nano-scale device modeling. He has served as a student member of the Academic appeals panel, and received a Ph.D. fellowship from Oklahoma State University in 2009.

 
 

XUANYAO (KELVIN) FONG (2014)

xfong at purdue dot edu

A*STAR

Xuanyao Fong received his BS and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA in 2006 and 2014, respectively. He is currently a Post-Doc at NRL in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University. His research interest includes design of novel circuits for post CMOS non-silicon technologies and low-power device/circuit/architecture/system co-design methodologies for non-silicon integration onto silicon CMOS circuits. His other interests include motorsports, playing football (soccer), listening to music, watching movies and educational documentaries.

 
 

MRIGANK SHARAD (2014)

msharad at purdue dot edu

IIT Kharagpur

Mrigank received his Bachelor's and Master's in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in 2010, and his Ph.D. in ECE from Purdue University, IN. in 2014. He joined IIT Kharagpur as an assistant professor after finishing his PhD at Purdue. His primary research interests include low-power circuit and architecture design, nano-device modeling, spintronics, signal-processing, neuromorphic-computing and bio-electronics. During his PhD he worked on modeling of novel spintronic devices and circuits, and, proposed their application in neuromorphic/non-Boolean computing architectures. His Ph.D work contributed to multiple collaborative projects funded by SRC, DARPA, NSF, Macro, DoD and Intel. He had an internship at IBM T. J. Watson in 2012. Mrigank was awarded Prime Minister's Gold Medal for his academic performance by IIT Kharagpur, proficiency awards for the best Btech and Mtech projects by the department of ECE at IIT, Andrews Fellowship (for PhD) from Purdue in 2010 and Student Innovator award from Purdue in 2014 for his work on spin based neuromorphic computing. Mrigank has authored more than 40 papers in international conferences and journals. His hobbies include various forms of fine-arts like painting, sketching, cartooning and modeling.

 
 

PAUL GRIFFIN (2013)

wgriffin at purdue dot edu

Intel Corporation

Paul received a B.S. in Mathematics from Evangel University (Springfield, MO) in 2007 and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN in 2013. His research interest is in circuit-level VLSI security, and he enjoys rock climbing, spelunking, and his two cats.

 
 

Qualcomm

Soo Youn Kim received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Semiconductor Science from Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea, in 2001 and 2003, respectively and she was with Samsung Electronics, Korea as an analog circuit designer for CMOS Image Sensor(2003-2008). She joined Purdue University for PhD(in Fall 2008) in  Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and graduated in 2013. Her current research interests include both the device/circuit co-design on the analog/RF performances with poly-Si TFTs for low cost applications and on-chip monitoring circuit design in nano-scaled CMOS technology.

 
 

DONGSOO LEE (2013) 

dlee at us dot ibm dot com

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Dongsoo Lee received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 2002 and 2004, respectively. In 2004, he joined Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon, Korea, where he has been involved in designing circuits for DTV one-chip-solution. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN in 2013. His research interests include low power design and process tolerant design.

 
 

CHAO LU (2012) 

eeluchao at gmail dot com

Tezzaron Semiconductor (3D IC Design)

Dr. Lu received his B.S. degree (2004) from NanKai University, Tianjin, China and M.S. degree (2007) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, China. During his M.S. study, he worked with Professor Chi-Ying Tsui and Wing-Hung Ki on micro power vibration energy harvesting IC design. From 2008 August to December 2012, he worked as PhD student at ECE Department of Purdue University, associated with Professor Kaushik Roy and Vijay Raghunathan. Currently, he is R&D engineer of Arctic Sand Technologies Inc, which is a MIT start-up company for highly efficient power converter circuit design.

 
 

SUMEET KUMAR GUPTA (2012) 

skgupta at psu dot edu

Penn State University

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Dr. Gupta joined Penn State in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Prior to this, he was a Senior Engineer at Qualcomm Inc, where he developed circuit design techniques and methodologies for analysis and benchmarking of standard cells. His research interests include exploration of novel devices and circuits for low power high performance variation-aware VLSI design in Si and non-Si technologies, with an emphasis on co-design between different levels of abstraction. He is also interested in device-circuit modeling of emerging and exploratory technologies, including charge- and spin-based logic and memories. He has published over 30 articles in refereed journals and conferences and is a member of IEEE.

 
 

GEORGIOS PAGAGOUPOLOUS (2012) 

 

Intel Corporation

 

 
 

NILADRI NARAYAN MOJUMDER (2011)

niladri at ecn dot purdue dot edu

Qualcomm

Niladri received his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, India in 2006. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette in 2008. Currently he is pursuing his research towards PhD at Nanoelecronics Research Laboratory, Purdue University. His primary areas of research include Device-Circuit Co-Design for Si and Non-Si Structures in Nanometer Regime, Robust, Variation Tolerant, Low Power and High Performance VLSI Circuit and Memory Design. He is good at playing cricket, soccer and table tennis and an earnest lover of music.

 
 

Intel Corporation

Sang Phill Park is currently pursuing his PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering at School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He received his BS degree with Summa Cum Laude in Computer Engineering from University of Arizona, Tucson in December 2004. His research interests include process variation resilient circuit designs and low power robust circuits/architectures in nano-scale CMOS technologies. His hobbies include mountain climbing, swimming, taking pictures and digging Linux. :-)

 
 

CHARLES AUGUSTINE (2011)

charles dot augustine at intel dot com

Intel Corporation

sites.google.com/site/charlesaugustines

Charles Augustine (S'08-M'11) received the Bachelor’s degree in electronics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2011. He was a Design Engineer with Texas Instruments Incorporated from 2004 to 2005 and with Philips Semiconductor from 2005 to 2006. He was an Intern with Freescale Semiconductor in summer of 2008 and with the Circuit Research Laboratory, Intel Corporation, in summer of 2010, where he worked on CMOS digital integrated circuits and memory devices for computing, including spin-torque based memory devices. He is currently a Research Scientist with the Circuit Research Laboratory, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR. He has published more than 35 papers in journals and refereed conferences. His primary research interests include low-power memory and logic using spin-torque devices, low-voltage CMOS circuits, and reliability issues associated with them. Mr. Augustine was a recipient of the "Best Paper in Session Award" at SRC Techcon in 2009, the "Best Paper Award" at ISLPED in 2012, the "AMD Design Excellence Award" from Purdue University in 2008, and "Bronze Medal" for academic excellence from BITS in 2004.

 
 

DEBABRATA MOHAPATRA (2011)

dmohapat at purdue dot edu

Intel Corporation

Debabrata Mohapatra received his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Electronic Communication Engineering in 2005 from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. His current research area in the PhD program at Purdue University is focused towards the development of low power process variation tolerant architectures for arithmetic units and DSP blocks. His hobbies and interests include traveling, biking, playing cricket, chess and occasional dabs into culinary experiments.

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GEORGIOS KARAKONSTANTIS (2010)

gkarakon at purdue dot edu

EPFL

Georgios Karakonstantis received his B.S. degree in 2005 from University of Thessaly, Greece. His research interests include low power and process variation tolerant VLSI architectures for signal and image processing, communications and algorithm-architecture co-design of signal processing systems. His research focus lie predominately on the development of innovative system-level techniques for low-power and error resilient nano-scale systems in presence of various error sources. In his PhD research he has developed an integrated design methodology that independent of process technology results into voltage over-scalable and highly reliable systems while staying under the power/performance/quality envelope. The proposed solutions span multiple layers of design hierarchy (system, algorithm, architecture, circuit) and are applied to multiple types of designs (logic, memory).

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ASHISH GOEL (2010)

ashishg at purdue dot edu

Broadcom Corporation

Ashish Goel received his B.Tech (Hons) degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 2004. He is currently pursuing his PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University. His research interest includes modeling of process variation in deep submicron devices particularly in double gate devices. His other interests include reading, basketball, cricket and racquetball.

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IK JOON CHANG (2009)

ichang at purdue dot edu

Kyung Hee University

Ik Joon Chang received the B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea with Summa Cum Laude and M.S. degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Purdue University at West Lafayette, IN, USA in 2002 and 2005, respectively. Now, He is in Ph.D. program of School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Purdue University. His current research interest is ultra low power and robust circuit design in nano-scaled CMOS technologies. He enjoys playing racquetball as his hobby.

 
 

JING LI (2009)

jli587 at wisc dot edu

University of Madison-Wisconsin

Jing Li received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2004 and the PhD from Purdue University in 2009. She is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. She has received the IBM PH.D. fellowship award in 2008, the Meissner Fellowship from Purdue University in 2004 and Geare scholarship from Purdue and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in her undergraduate senior year (2003~2004). She was also the recipient of the 2005~2006 Magoon's award for excellence in teaching from Purdue University. Her current research interest includes both experimental and theoretical design aspects of future VLSI system. In particular, she is interested in developing CAD methodology for novel device, including spin-based TMR/GMR device, organic device to ensure efficient circuit simulation, modeling of process variation and statistical design for yield. She is also interested in explorations into novel design concept in circuit and system level that are device-driven.

 
 

PATRICK NDAI (2009)

pndai at ti dot com

Texas Instrument Inc

Patrick Ndai received the BSEE degree from Washington State University in 2004 and the PhD from Purdue University in 2009. His research is focused on architectural and circuit solutions to design under process variations.

 
 

Intel Corporation

Website

Jaydeep received B.E. degree in electronics and telecommunication from the Government College of Engineering, University of Pune in 2002, the M. Tech degree in electronics design and technology from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2004 and the PhD from Purdue University in 2009. His present research interests include low power, robust memory circuit design and device/circuit co-design issues in emerging nanoelectronic devices. 

 
 

JUNG HWAN CHOI (2009)

jhchoi at purdue dot edu

Samsung Electronics

Jung Hwan Choi received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. In summer of 2006, he was with Intel, Austin, TX as an intern. His research interests include low-power DSP circuit design, statistical design methodologies under process variation, and thermal modeling and analysis.

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MESUT METERELLIYOZ (2008)

mesut at purdue dot edu

Intel Corporation

Mesut Meterelliyoz received his B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2001 and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2003. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. His research interests include thermal stability during burn-in test and thermal-aware circuit and system design for nano-scaled CMOS and SOI technologies.

 
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SWAROOP GHOSH (2008)

swaroopad.ghosh at intel dot com

University of South Florida

Swaroop Ghosh received his B.E. (Hons.) in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India in 2000 and the M.S. from the University of Cincinnati, OH in 2004. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. From 2000 to 2002, he was with Mindtree Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India as a VLSI Design Engineer. He spent the summer of 2006 in Intel Test Technology group. His research interests include low-power, process tolerant circuit and system design, fault tolerant design and digital testing for nanometer technologies.

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NILANJAN BANERJEE(2008)

nilanjan.banerjee at intel dot com

Intel Corporation

Nilanjan obtained his B.E. from Jadavpur University, Calcutta and his Masters from Arizona State University. Presently he is pursuing his PhD in Purdue University, Indiana. Prior to his Masters, he has worked with Infosys Technologies Limited for almost 2 years. He was with Intel Corp. as an intern in summer of 2006 and 2007.

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MYEONG-EUN HWANG (2007)

myeong-eun.hwang at intel dot com

Intel Corporation

Myeong-Eun received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronical engineering, and electrical and electronical engineering, in 1992 and 2005 from Hanyang University, Seoul, and Daejeon, Korea. He is going to finish his Ph.D. study in May 2007. His current research area is ultralow power circuit design under process variation in nano-scale technologies. His hobbies and interests include watercolor and oil painting ? he would be a painter if he were not here :-), and assembling a plastic or wood model. Also his favorite to kill time is listening to music.

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ARIJIT RAYCHOWDHURY (2007)

arijit.raychowdhury at intel dot com
Georgia Institute of Technology

Arijit Raychowdhury received his B.E. degree in 2001 in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. Since 2002, he has been pursuing Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer engineering at Purdue University, IN. He has worked as an Analog Circuit Designer with Texas Instruments Inc., India (2002 to 2003) and with the Circuit Research Labs, Intel Corporation (summer of 2005 and 2006) pursuing design ideas with novel nano-devices. His research interests include device/circuit design for scaled silicon and non-silicon technologies. Mr. Raychowdhury has received academic excellence awards in 1997, 2000, and 2001, the Meissner Fellowship from Purdue University in 2002, the NASA INAC Fellowship in 2003 and the Intel PhD Fellowship Award in 2005. He has received Best Paper Awards at IEEE NANO 2003 and ISLPED, 2006. He holds six patents and has published over thirty articles in journals and refereed conferences.

 
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KUNHYUK KANG (2007)

kunhyuk.kang at intel dot com

Intel Corporation

Kunhyuk Kang received his B.S and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Seoul National University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2002 and 2003, respectively. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University. In summer and fall of 2005, he was a technical intern with Texas Development Center, Intel Corporation, Austin, TX, where he performed research in advanced Static Timing Analysis (STA) algorithm. His research interests include design for manufacturability/reliability, modeling and design methodology for failure/fault tolerance, and statistical CAD algorithms under process variation.

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ADITYA BANSAL (2007)

bansal at us dot ibm dot com

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Aditya received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Institute of Technology, BHU, India, in 2001, and the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2003, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering. Aditya worked as Technical Co-op in High Performance Circuit Design Department at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY from May-Dec. 2006. He is working on exploring low-power and high performance design issues in nanoscale Bulk CMOS and Double-Gate MOSFET Technologies. He extends his work to circuit based device design in nanoscale regime.

 
 

RIZA TAMER CAKICI (2007)

t-cakici at ti dot com

Texas Instruments Inc.

Riza Tamer Cakici received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2000. His research interests include properties of single/multiple-gate MOSFET architectures and circuit design techniques to enable high-performance/low-power nanoscale integration. He dedicates his spare time to traveling/camping and reading literature on art, architectural and economic history.

 
 

QIKAI CHEN (2007)

qikai.chen at intel dot com

Intel Corporation

Qikai Chen received his B.S. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2003. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He was with Micron Tech. in the summer of 2005, working on flash memory. In 2006, he was with AMD at Boxborough, MA working on microprocessor design. His research interests include SRAM design and test, low power and robust circuit design using submicron CMOS, and circuit/device co-design in the nanometer regime. His personal interests include sports, hiking and stamp-collecting.

 
 

ANIMESH DATTA (2006)

adatta at qualcomm dot com

Qualcomm

Animesh Datta received B. Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 2001, and Ph.D. degree from the department of electrical and computer engineering, Purdue University in 2006. Currently he is with Qualcomm Inc, San Diego, as Senior Engr. During 2001 and 2002 he has worked in the Advanced VSLI design laboratory at IIT Kharagpur, India, on analog and mixed-signal circuit design. His research interest includes yield-aware system design in scaled technologies, speed-binning aware design optimization, power-aware system architecture. He was a recipient of the 2006 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society VLSI Transactions Best Paper Award.

 
 

SAIBAL MUKHOPADHYAY (2006)

saibal at ece dot gatech dot edu

Georgia Institute of Technology

Saibal received the B.E. degree in electronics and telecommunication electrical engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, in 2000 and Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He was working at IBM T. J. Watson Research Laboratory, High Performance Circuit Design Department, Yorktown Heights, NY His research interests include analysis and design of low-power and robust circuits using nano-scaled CMOS and circuit design using double gate transistors. Mr.Mukhopadhyay received the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award in 2004-2005 and SRC Technical Excellence Award in 2005. He received the Best Paper Award at the 2003 IEEE Nano and 2004 International Conference on Computer Design and SRC TECHCON, 2005.

 
 

HARI ANANTHAN (2006)


Qualcomm

Hari received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology,Madras, India, in 2000, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and Ph.D degree in electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN in 2006. Presently he is working in Qualcomm. He has worked as an Intern with Silicon Laboratories, Austin, TX, in summer of 2001, and with Intel, Austin, TX, in summer of 2002, in the Library Design Group. His research interests include analysis of technology and circuit design issues such as leakage and process variations in emerging multiple-gate technologies.

 
 

MARK BUDNIK (2006)


Valparaiso University, IN

Mark received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1990, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, in 1999 and 2006, respectively. In 2006, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN. He has worked in the semiconductor industry for over fifteen years initially as a Field Application Engineer, and most recently as an Engineering Manager. His research interests include low-power, high-performance digital design using deep-submicrometer CMOS, and circuit design with nanodevices. Dr. Budnik has received numerous academic excellence awards including the Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student of 2006 and the Meissner Fellowship in 2002. He also received the Best Student Presentation Award at the 2006 IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology.

 
 

JONGSUN PARK (2005)

jongsun.park at gmail dot com

Korea University

Jongsun Park received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Korea University, Seoul, Korea in 1998 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He joined Marvell Semiconductor Inc., Santa clara, CA, in Signal Processing Technology Group. In summer 2002, He was working at Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas, TX, in Digital Radio Processor System Design Group. His research interests focus on the low-power high-performance very large scale integration (VLSI) architectures and circuit designs for digital signal processing and digital communications. In 2008, he joined the ECE department of Korea University as Assistant Professor

 
 
 

AMIT AGARWAL (2005)

 

Intel Corporation

Amit Agarwal received his B.Tech. degree in 2000 in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He received his MS and PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, Lafayette, IN in 2001 and 2005, respectively. His PhD research focused on integrated device/circuit/architecture approach to low power, high performance process tolerant cache and register file design. He has been with Intel Corporations Circuit Research Labs, microprocessor technology Labs in Hillsboro, OR as a circuit research engineer since 2005. His research interests include low-power, high-performance and process tolerant cache, register file and reconfigurable architecture design. His hobbies and interests include traveling, badminton, racquet ball and tennis.

 
 

SWARUP BHUNIA (2005)

skb21 at case dot edu

Case Western Reserve University

Swarup Bhunia received his B.E. (Hons.) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, and the M.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, IN, USA, in 2005. Currently, he is an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University. He has worked in the semiconductor industry on RTL synthesis, verification, and low power design for about three years. He has received SRC technical excellence award (2005), Best paper award in International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD 2004), Best paper award in Latin American Test Workshop (LATW 2003), and Best paper nomination in Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC 2006). He has served in the technical program committee of Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE 2006) and in the program committee of International Online Test Symposium (IOLTS 2005). Currently, he is serving as a program committee member of Test Technology Educational Program (TTEP).

 
 

HAMID MAHMOODI (2005)

mahmoodi at sfsu dot edu

San Francisco State University

Hamid received the B.S. (with honors) degree in electrical engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1998, the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2000, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2005. His M.S. degree research was on low-power design of digital systems based on adiabatic switching principles. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. His major research interests include low-power, robust, and high-performance design in nanoscale bulk CMOS and SOI technologies, nanoelectronic devices and architectures, design for yield enhancement, and VLSI testing. He has more than 30 publications in journals and conferences. Dr. Mahmoodi was a recipient of the 2004 ICCD Best Paper Award. .

 
 

YIRAN CHEN (2005)


University of Pittsburgh

Yiran received the B.S. and M.S. degrees (Hons.) in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1998 and 2001 respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He was with the Advanced System Research Lab of Micron Tech. Inc., Boise, ID, and Minneapolis, MN, in the summers of 2002 and 2003, respectively. His research interests include power supply noise analysis, interconnect modeling, yield enhancement, low power circuits and architecture design.

 
 
 

YONGTAO WANG (2005)


Texas Instruments Inc

 

 
 

HUNSOO CHOO (2005)


Texas Instruments Inc.

Hunsoo Choo was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. He received Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Yonsei University at Seoul, Korea. Later, he traveled to US in pursuit of higher education. He received M.S and Ph.D Degree both in Electrical and Computer Engineering department of Purdue University in 2000 and 2005, respectively. Since 2005, he has been worked at Texas Instrument, Dallas, TX as a RF system designer. His research interest includes CMOS mixed signal VLSI design, computer-aided design for mixed signal integrated circuits and low-power and low-complexity digital circuit design.

 
 

DONGKU KANG (2005)

d.chris.kang at samsung dot com

Samsung Electronics

Dongku Kang received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Yonsei University, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University. During the summer of 2000, he was with Ericsson Wireless Research Lab., Berkeley, CA, where he worked on embedded controller design for wireless application. In 2001, he was a design engineer with Barcelona Design, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, where he worked on CMOS RC oscillator. Since 2005, he has been a senior engineer at Samsung Electronics, South Korea. His current research includes high-density NAND flash memory design. .

 
 

WOOPYO JEONG (2005)

woopyo.jeong at samsung dot com

Samsung Electronics Co., LTD

Personal Bio: 1987~1991, BS from Yonsei University in Korea

1991~1993, MS from Yonsei University in Korea

1993~1999, worked at DRAM design team, Samsung Electronics

1999~2004, Ph.D. form Purdue University

2004~ working for Samsung Electronics

 
 
 

HAI LI (2004)


University of Pittsburgh

 

 
 

CHRIS KIM (2004)

chriskim at umn dot edu

University of Minnesota

Chris Kim received his B.S. and M.S. degree from Seoul National University and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University. He has spent almost a year at Intel Corporation and joined the electrical and computer engineering faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2004. Professor Kim has received the 2006 IBM faculty partnership award, the 2005 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society outstanding young author award, the 2005 ISLPED low power design contest award, the 2003 Intel Ph.D. fellowship award, the 2001 Magoons award for excellence in teaching, and the best paper award at the 1999 IEEE APBME. His current research interests include experimental and theoretical design aspects of digital and mixed-signal VLSI circuits.

 
 
 

CASSONDRA CROTTY (2004)


 
 

JAE-JOON KIM (2004)


POSTECH: Pohang University of Science and Technology

Jae-Joon received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, and the Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University,West Lafayette, IN, in 1994, 1998, and 2004, respectively. He was with TLI Inc., Korea, as a Custom Circuit Designer from 1998 to 1999. During the summer of 2000, he was an intern at Intel Circuit Research Laboratory, Hillsboro, OR. He also spent the summer of 2001 and 2002 at IBM T. J.Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, for SOI circuit research. He has been with IBM T. J. Watson Research Center as a Research Staff Member since May 2004. His current research interest is in device/circuit design for deeply-scaled CMOS technologies.

 
 
 

SEUNG-HOON CHOI (2003)


Intel Corporation

 

 
 

NARAN SIRISANTANA (2003)


Intel Corporation

Naran Sirisantana is a component design engineer at Intel Corporation. His research interests include leakage reduction techniques and high-performance low-power VLSI desing for scaled technologies. Naran received a B.Eng. in electrical engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1998, and an M.S. and Ph.D., both in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 2000 and 2003, respectively.

 
 

LIH-YIH CHIOU (2003)


Assistant Professor,National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
 
 
 

YONGHEE IM (2002)


Sun Microsystems

 

 
 
 

SHIYOU ZHAO (2001)


Micron Technologies

 

 
 
 

RONGTIAN ZHANG (2000)

rzhang at qualcomm dot com

Qualcomm

Rongtian received the B.Sc and M.Sc degrees from Peking University, China, and Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1991, 1994, 2001, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He is currently with Qualcomm Inc and work on device and foundry engineering.

 
 
 

HENDRAWAN SOELEMAN (2000)


Sun Microsystems

 

 
 

ALI KESHAVARZI (2000)

ali.keshavarzi at intel dot com

VP R&D, Cypress Semiconductors

Ali Keshavarzi was a senior research scientist at Intel Corporations Circuit Research Laboratories (CRL) at Portland, Oregon. He worked on circuits and systems with various nanotechnology devices including high mobility materials such as Carbon Nanotubes. Ali has also worked and is interested in research and development in the area of low-power/high-performance circuit techniques and transistor device structures for future generations of microprocessors. Ali received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He has published more than 45 papers and has more than 35 issued patents and more than 15 pending patents. Ali has received the best paper award at 1997 IEEE International Test Conference at Washington, D.C. on testing solutions of intrinsically leaky integrated circuits. Ali is a member of the ISLPED (International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design) & ISQED (IEEE International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design) technical program committees. Ali has been leading the technology and circuits technical committee of ISLPED and is the chair of the technical program committee of ISLPED for 2007. Ali has delivered several tutorials, invited talks and keynote speeches most recently at A-SSCC 2006 and a keynote talk at ICPT 2006 on various aspects and design challenges of nanometric scaling of CMOS transistors and circuits for future ICs and integrated systems. Ali has organized and participated in several panel discussions at different conferences, most recently a panel to discuss whether we can build nanoelectronic systems with nanotechnology-based devices. Ali is an adjunct faculty at Purdue University and Portland State University. He has co-advised Ph.D. students at Purdue University, University of Washington, University of Arizona and University of Waterloo, taught a graduate course at Portland State University in spring of 2006 on leakage in nanometer CMOS technologies and has written several book chapters including one on testing of leaky ICs and one on leakage in CRC handbook.

 
 

LIQIONG WEI (1999)


Intel Corporation.

Liqiong Wei received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Peking University, Beijing, P.R.C and her Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Currently she is working on high performance and low power memory design in Logic Technology Development, Intel Corporation. .

 
 
 

XIAODONG ZHANG (1999)


Synopsys Corporation

 

 
 

DINESH SOMASEKHAR (1999)


Intel Corporation

Dinesh received the B.S.E.E. degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India, in 1989, the M.S.E.E. degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1999. From 1991 to 1994, he was an IC Design Engineer with Texas Instruments (TI), Bangalore, India, where he designed ASIC compiler memories and interface ICs. Since 1999, he has been an Engineer with the Circuits Research Lab, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR.

 
 

ZHANPING CHEN (1999)


Intel Corporation

Zhanping Chen (S'95-M'99) received the B.S. degree in computer science and technology from Peking University, Beijing, China, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1991 and 1999, respectively. He joined Intel Corporation in June 1999 and currently owns/leads the development of programmable read-only memory (PROM) at Intel. His research interests include CAD tool development and circuit design/optimization for low power and high performance. Dr. Chen received the Best Paper Award at the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, San Jose, CA.

 

 
 

KHURRAM MUHAMMAD (1999)


Texas Instruments Inc.

Khurram Muhammad received the B.Sc. degree from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1990, the M.Eng.Sc. degree from the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1999, all in electrical engineering. From 1990 to 1991 and from 1993 to 1994, he worked in the Research and Development section of the Carrier Telephone Industries, Islamabad, Pakistan, where he developed board level designs for rural and urban telecommunication. He also worked for the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Science and Technology from 1994 to 1995 as a Research Associate in the Department of Electronic Engineering. In 1995, he developed fast simulation techniques for DS/CDMA systems in multipath fading environment at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Since 1999, he has been with Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, earlier in the advance read channel development group, then in communications and control products, and currently in the wireless terminal business unit where he develops digital and mixed signal designs in fully integrated RF transceiver system-on-chip. He is currently the manager of the Digital Radio Processor Receive System Design Group and also leads the receiver development. He is one of the original inventors of TIs DRP technology. He serves on the technical program committees of several IEEE conferences. His main research interests include CMOS mixed signal VLSI design, advance CAD techniques exploring digital design tradeoffs at circuit and system levels, low-complexity and low-power design.

 
 

MARK JOHNSON (1998)


Purdue University

Mark received Ph.D. degree from Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University, increasingly happily married to Deb (Debra Smanda Johnson), and the proud father of nearly five year old twins (as of Summer 2005). He rejoined Purdue in July of 1999 to take the position of Lab Manager for Digital and Systems Laboratories at Purdue University. In addition, he supports and maintains many of the electronic design automation tools used in ECE, and am involved in the development and modernization of laboratories for the VLSI and Computer Engineering areas of ECE. Outside of Purdue, he is active with the ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Illinois/Indiana Section, and MSE (Microelectronics Systems Education).

 
 
 

CHUAN-YU WANG (1997)


Intel Corporation

 

 
 

YIBIN YE (1997)


Intel Corporation

Yibin received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He is currently a Staff Scientist with the Circuit Research Laboratory, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR. His current research interests include high-performance and low-power circuits, memory designs, logic synthesis, and optimization.

 
 
 

TAN-LI CHOU (1996)


Intel Corporation

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Masters Students

 

APARAJITA BANERJEE (2015)

banerj11 at purdue dot edu

Intel Corporation

Aparajita Banerjee received her B.E. from BITS, Pilani, India in 2011. She worked at Intel Corporation, India for 2 years before joining Purdue University. She received her M.S. in Electrical and Computer engineering from Purdue. Her research interests are in low-power spiking neural network implementations and approximate computing.

 
 

JOLENE SINGH (2013)

jolene dot singh at intel dot com

Intel Corporation

Jolene received her B.E. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from University of Pune, India in 2010 and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2013. She worked with HSBC Global Technology from 2010-2011 and subsequently as a Graduate Assistant in Graduate School of Purdue University from 2012-2013 as a Database Developer specializing PL/SQL. Her Master’s thesis was on FinFET device optimization at 15nm for near-threshold operation. Apart from circuit design, her interests include reading, volunteering, bicycling, hiking and playing table-tennis.

 
 

CHRISTINE PLACEK (2009)

cplacek at purdue dot edu

Intel Corporation

Christine received her B.S. in electrical engineering (with a minor in philosophy) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the M.S. in electrical engineering at Purdue University in 2009. She does research in design techniques for low-power VLSI circuits. Her other interests include playing piano and bass guitar, swimming, and cooking.

 
 

Intel Corporation

Vinita Soman received her B.E. in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University in 2005 and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2008. Her research interests are in the area of solid state electronics and VLSI circuit design and worked on subthreshold library design and modeling double gate devices. Her other interests include singing Indian Classical Music, traveling and cooking.

 
 

YOUNG MOON KIM (2007)

ymoonkim at stanford dot edu

Stanford University

He received B.S. degrees from EE at Seoul National University, Korea in August 2005 with the honor of Summa Cum Laude. Currently, he is a Master student in ECE at Purdue University working with Professor Kaushik Roy. His primary research interest is in the field of Integrated Circuits, and he is focusing on the low-power, high-performance VLSI architectures and circuit design for digital signal processing and digital communications.

 
 

DHEEPA LEKSHMANAN (2007)

dlekshma at purdue dot edu

Texas Instruments Inc.

Dheepa Lekshmanan received her B.E degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering in 2001 from PSG College of technology, Coimbatore, India. She worked as design engineer in Texas Instruments, India Ltd from 2001 June to 2003 Dec. She is doing her Masters in electrical and computer engineering. Her research interests are device circuit co-design in double gate devices. Her hobbies include glass painting and interior decoration.

 
 

SAAKSHI GANGWAL (2007)

saakshi.gangwal at intel dot com

Intel Corporation

Saakshi received her B.E. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India in 2004. She then worked as a Design Engineer at Texas Instruments,India for 1 year before joining Purdue University where she is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She was with Intel Corp. as an Intern in the summer of 2006. Her research interests include Device/Circuit Co-design for Double-gate SOI technologies and reliability based circuit design. She is fond of dancing and traveling.

 
 

POOJA BATRA (2007)

pooja.batra at sun dot com

Sun Microsystems

Pooja received her Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University, India in 2003 following which she worked with BPCL, India for 2 years. Thereafter she received her Master’s degree from Purdue University in 2007. Her research at Purdue was focused on developing techniques to improve performance of subthreshold circuits. Presently she is working with Sun Microsystems as a circuit designer. In her spare time she likes to sing, read and spend time with friends.

 
 

ARJUN GUHA (2006)

aguha at micron dot com

Micron Technology

Arjun received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN in 2004 and 2006 resp. He is now working as a Process Integration engineer at Micron Technology's 300mm fab in Virginia working on Cu BEOL production processes for NAND Flash memory. During summers between 2003-2007 he worked with Atmel Electronics Philippines; The Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics, Germany; Siemens Corporation Philippines and Intel Corporation Chandler, Arizona. He received the "Research Excellence Award" from SPIE and Spectra Physics Corporation at the Photonics West 2005 conference in San Diego.His hobbies are backpacking, traveling, playing tennis and golf.

 
 
 

JAMES GALLAGHER (2005)


Intel Corporation

 

 
 
 

MATHEW COOKE (2004)


AMD

 

 
 
 

ROUZBEH JAZAYERI (2004)


Intel Corporation

 

 
 
 

CHENG-YI CHEN (2004)


Socle Technology Corp, TW

 

 
 
 

DEBJYOTI GHOSH (2003)


Analog Devices

 

 
 
 

HIROAKI SUZUKI (2003)


 
 
 

N. SANKARAYYA (1997)


 
 
 

M. LUNDBERG (1996)


 
 
 

PRIYA PATIL (1996)


Intel Corporation

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PostDoctoral Researchers

 

MYEONG AE KANG

makang at purdue dot edu

Samsung Electronics

Myeong Ae Kang received the B.S. and M.S. degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from POSTECH(Pohang Institute of Science and Technology), Phohang, Korea, in 1997 and 1999. Her research interests include low power design and methodology.

 
 

KEEJONG KIM

 

Qualcomm

Keejong Kim received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic and electrical engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in 1992, 1997 respectively. He worked at LG-Philips LCD during 1997-2004 in TFT-LCD and AMOLED driver circuit design for portable application. Since 2004, he is currently a postdoctoral research engineer in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. His research interests include low-power and robust VLSI circuit design (both logic as well as memory).

 
 
 

BIPUL PAUL


Indian Institue of Science, Bangalore

 

 
 
 

MIKAEL KERTTU


Lulea University, Sweden

 

 
 

 

 

ALEXANDRIO ADARIO


Brazil

 

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