Sandip Kundu is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2005-date). Currently, he is on leave from UMass, serving as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation.
Prior to joining UMass, he worked at the Intel Corporation (1997-2005) and at the Research Division of IBM Corporation (1988-1997).
He obtained his Ph.D in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Iowa (1988) and B.Tech (Hons.) in Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (1984).
His research interests include Security of Mobile and Embedded devices, Computer Microarchitecture, VLSI Circuit Design and Testing, CAD algorithms, and Information and Coding Theory.
Prof. Kundu has won numerous awards including five best paper awards, Development Leadership Pioneer Award at Intel Corporation and Outstanding Technical Achievement award at IBM Corporation. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, invitational Fellow of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) and a Senior International Scientist of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society.
Currently he serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. Previously, he has been an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers, and the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems.
Prof. Kundu has held visiting professor positions at the University of Freiburg in Germany, University of Montpellier in France, Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, Southampton University in UK, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.