Anand Raghunathan received the B. Tech. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. He is currently the Silicon Valley Professor and Chair of the VLSI area in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He serves as Associate Director of the $36M SRC/DARPA Center for Brain-inspired Computing (C-BRIC) and founding co-director of the Purdue/TSMC Center for a Secured Microelectronics Ecosystem (CSME). His research explores brain-inspired computing, energy-efficient and high-performance machine learning, system-on-chip design and computing with post-CMOS devices. He holds a Distinguished Visiting Chair at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, where he is helping establish a Center for Computational Brain Research. He is a co-founder of High Performance Imaging, Inc., a company commercializing Purdue innovations in the area of computational imaging. Before joining Purdue, he was a Senior Researcher and Project Leader at NEC Laboratories America and held a visiting position at Princeton University.
Prof. Raghunathan has co-authored a book, eight book chapters, and over 300 refereed journal and conference papers, holds 29 U.S patents and 16 international patents, and has presented over 50 invited talks. His work has received 9 best paper awards, 1 design contest award and 7 best paper nominations at premier IEEE and ACM conferences, and over 21507 citations (h-index: 77). He received a Patent of the Year Award (recognizing the invention that achieved the highest impact), and two Technology Commercialization Awards from NEC. At Purdue, he received the College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award for Research, the Qualcomm Faculty Award and the IBM Faculty Award. He was chosen by MIT's Technology Review among the TR35 (top 35 innovators under 35 years, across various disciplines of science and technology) in 2006, for his work on "making mobile secure". He also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras. Prof. Raghunathan has chaired five premier IEEE/ACM conferences (DAC, CASES, ISLPED, VTS, VLSI Design), and served on the editorial boards of various IEEE and ACM journals in his areas of interest. He received the IEEE Meritorious Service Award and Outstanding Service Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society.