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Ram Krishnamurthy: Biography

Ram Krishnamurthy

Ram K. Krishnamurthy is a Senior Principal Engineer with Circuits Research Lab, Intel Labs in Hillsboro, OR, where he heads the high-performance and low-voltage circuits research group. He received a B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Trichy, India, in 1993, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 1998. He has been with Intel Corporation since 1998.

Krishnamurthy holds 95 issued patents with over 50 patents pending and has published 135 conference/journal papers and 3 book chapters on high-performance energy-efficient microprocessor design. He serves as Intel’s representative on the SRC Integrated Circuits and Systems Sciences Task Force, has been a guest editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and on the technical program committees of the ISSCC, CICC, and SOCC conferences. He served as the Technical Program Chair/General Chair for the 2005/2006 IEEE International Systems-on-Chip Conference and presently serves on the conference’s steering committee. Krishnamurthy serves as an adjunct faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Oregon State University, where he taught advanced VLSI design. His research is focused on high performance, low power and low voltage circuits for microprocessors and SoCs.

Krishnamurthy has received the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference Distinguished Technical Paper Award in 2012, IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference Best Paper Award in 2012, Outstanding Industry Mentor Award from SRC in 2002 and 2011, Intel Awards for most patents filed in 2001 and most patents issued in 2003, Alumni recognition award from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009, and the MIT Technology Review’s TR35 Innovator Award in 2006. He has received two Intel Achievement Awards, in 2004 and 2008, for the development and technology transfer of novel high-performance execution core arithmetic circuits and special-purpose hardware encryption accelerators. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.