Arijit Raychowdhury (CV) received his B.E. degree in Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, in 2001, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, in Dec 2007. He joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, in 2013, where he currently holds the Motorola Solutions Foundation Professorship. From 2013 to July 2019, he was an Associate Professor and held the ON Semiconductor Junior Professorship. His industry experience includes five years as a Staff Scientist with the Circuits Research Lab, Intel Corporation, and two years as an Analog Circuit Researcher with Texas Instruments Inc.
Dr. Raychowdhury’s research interests lie in Computer Engineering including low-power digital and mixed-signal circuit design, design of power converters, sensors, and exploring interactions of circuits with device technologies. In particular, he has pioneered several key technologies in the area of ultra-low power and adaptive circuit design that have found wide-spread adoption in the semiconductor industry. While he was at Texas Instruments, he invented the line-adaptive echo-canceller which has been used by Texas Instruments’ ADSL modems for several generations and won the International EDN Design Award in 2004-2005. At Intel, Dr. Raychowdhury made key contributions to the design of ultra-low voltage memory subsystems and logic circuits, which have impacted a large class of Intel processors. In particular, he holds key patents on all-digital, sigma-delta based, embedded thermal sensors that are widely used in Intel’s server chips. Further, he successfully led a multi-disciplinary team to design Intel’s first “always-on” audio sensor hardware and Voice Activity Detector. This resulted in multiple patents and a successful collaboration with BMW for in-car infotainment, for which Dr. Raychowdhury received the Technical Contribution Award, the highest award at Intel Labs. At Georgia Tech, Dr. Raychowdhury continues to explore new frontiers of semiconductor circuit and system design. Recent work from his group include the invention of a battery-less camera system, a unified voltage-frequency controller loop for resilient mobile platforms, adaptive digital control for linear regulators for embedded power management and circuits that enable advanced memory technologies. Dr. Raychowdhury and his students are exploring digital and mixed-signal circuit and system design to enable the next-generation of ubiquitous Artificial Intelligence (AI), brain-inspired autonomous systems, swarm of drones and robots and self-adaptive systems. His research stands at the interface of novel device and semiconductor technologies, computer architecture and signal-processing and algorithm design. He currently advises 4 post-doctoral researchers, 13 PhD students and 4 UG students. All these research vectors have contributed to papers, patents and a close engagement with both government and industrial sponsors. His design techniques have been adopted by several semiconductor companies including Qualcomm, Intel and Samsung. For his pioneering research in circuit design and specifically, for his contributions to industrial designs and products, Dr. Raychowdhury received IEEE/ACM’s “Innovator under 40 Award” in 2018. His research has been highlighted in popular press including Wired, Engadget, EETimes, CNN etc. Dr. Raychowdhury has authored 8 book chapters and over 200 articles in journals and refereed conferences and holds more than 26 U.S. and international patents. Over the last eight years, Dr Raychowdhury’s research has been supported by industrial and federal sponsors for an amount of $16.1M of total funding, which includes $14.7M as PI, $1.4M as co-PI and $10.2M for his research group. He currently serves on the Technical Leadership Team of two SRC/DARPA sponsored Joint University Microelectronics Programs (JUMP) centers, where he is responsible for directing more than $13M of research across multiple universities spanning a wide array of research themes in Electrical and Computer Engineering. At Georgia Tech, Dr. Raychowdhury serves as the Co-Director of the GT Quantum Alliance, an IEN Center spanning the colleges of Science and Engineering, and as the Director of the Center for Circuits and Systems (CSC). Equally committed to teaching and education, Dr. Raychowdhury has introduced two new courses at Georgia Tech’s ECE and is currently the Principle Investigator for the DoD Sponsored SCALE-SoC program, a multi-year program dedicated to training US undergraduate students in the principles of SoC design.
Dr. Raychowdhury and his group have received numerous awards and fellowships. Dr. Raychowdhury was the recipient of the Qualcomm Faculty Award, in 2020, the IEEE/ACM Innovator under 40 Award in 2018, Roger P. Webb Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 2018, the Early Career Faculty Award from Intel Corp. in 2015, the NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative Award (CRII) in 2015, the Intel Labs Technical Contribution Award in 2011, Patent Recognition Awards from Intel (for being granted five or more patents per year) in 2011 and 2010, the Dimitris N. Chorafas Award (Switzerland) for outstanding doctoral research in 2007, the Best Thesis Award from the College of Engineering, Purdue University in 2007, the SRC Technical Excellence Award in 2005, the Intel Foundation Fellowship in 2006, the NASA INAC Fellowship in 2004, and the Meissner Fellowship in 2002. His students have also won several prestigious fellowships (including the SRC Graduate Fellowship, Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, Cadence Fellowship) and 12 best paper awards over the years. Dr. Raychowdhury is IEEE Solid State Circuits Society’s (SSCS’s) Distinguished Lecturer (DL) for 2021-2022 and serves as an SSCS Mentor for early-career engineers. He currently serves on the technical program committees of several IEEE Conferences, including ISSCC, CICC, VLSI Circuit Symposium, DAC and serves as the Technical Conference Chair and on the steering committee of CICC and AICAS. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
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