ECE Alumnus Promoted to Senior Principal Research Engineer


April 24, 2008

ECE alumnus Ram K. Krishnamurthy (Ph.D. 1998) has recently been promoted to Senior Principal Research Engineer at Intel Corporation's Corporate Technology Group in Hillsboro, OR. As a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon, Krishnamurthy was advised by Professor Rick Carley, ST Microelectronics Professor of ECE, as part of a Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) supported research contract. His thesis title was "Mixed Swing Techniques for Low Energy/Operation Datapath Circuits."

Krishnamurthy joined Intel in 1998 and presently heads the high-performance, low-voltage and integrated power delivery circuits research groups at their Microprocessor Technology Labs. Since 1999, he has also been an adjunct faculty member of the ECE Department at Oregon State University. He holds 72 issued patents and has published over 75 papers and 2 book chapters on high-performance energy-efficient microprocessor design. He serves as Intel's representative on the SRC Design Sciences Task Force and on the program committees of the ISSCC, CICC, and SOCC conferences. He recently served as the Technical Program Chair/General Chair for the 2005/2006 IEEE International Systems-on-Chip Conference.

Krishnamurthy received the 2002 Outstanding Industry Mentor Award from the SRC, Intel Awards for the most patents filed in 2001 and the most patents issued in 2003, and the MIT Technology Review's TR35 Innovator Award in 2006. He has received the Intel Achievement Award, the company's highest recognition for personal and team accomplishments, twice, in 2004 and in 2008, for his research on novel high-performance execution core arithmetic circuits and specialized hardware encryption accelerators. Krishnamurthy is a Senior Member of IEEE.

ECE alumnus Ram K. Krishnamurthy was promoted to Senior Principal Research Engineer at Intel.

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