I am a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. I joined University of Massachusetts in January of 2005.
Prior to joining UMass, I was with Intel Corporation between 1997 and 2005 and IBM Research Centers (T J Watson & ARL) between 1988 and 1997.
I have a Ph.D in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Iowa (1988) and B.Tech (Hons.) in Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (1984).
My research experience includes VLSI Circuit Design, VLSI Testing, CAD algorithms, Microarchitecture and Information and Coding Theory. I have scholarly publications in all of those areas.
I have won numerous awards including five best paper awards, Development Leadership Pioneer Award at Intel Corporation and Outstanding Technical Achievement award at IBM Corporation. I was also a recipient of National Talent Scholarship in India.
I am 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. I have been a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society. I am currently an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. Previously, I have served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, and the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems.
I have held visiting professor positions at the University of Freiburg in Germany, University of Montpellier in France, Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, and Southampton University in UK.