Ram Krishnamurthy

Intel Labs / Senior Pricipal Engineer

Research areas

  • Circuits

  • Client SoC

  • Encryption

  • Logic & Physical Design

  • Low Power

  • Machine Learning



Ram K. Krishnamurthy received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India, in 1993, the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, in 1997. He has been at Intel Corporation since 1997. He is currently a Senior Principal Engineer at Intel Labs.  In this role, he leads research in high-performance, energy-efficient, and low-voltage circuits for next generation microprocessors, accelerators, and Systems-On-Chip (SoCs). 

Krishnamurthy has filed 320 patents and holds 170 issued patents. He has published 200 papers and four book chapters on high-performance and energy-efficient circuits. He serves as the Chair of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technical Advisory Board for the circuit design thrust. He served as the Technical Program Chair and the General Chair of the IEEE International Systems-on-Chip Conference and presently serves on the Conference’s Steering Committee. He is an Adjunct Faculty with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA, where he taught advanced VLSI design.

Krishnamurthy has received two Intel Achievement Awards. He has received the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference Distinguished Technical Paper Award, the IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference Best Paper Award, the Outstanding Industry Mentor Award from SRC, Intel awards for most patents filed and most patents issued, the Alumni Recognition Award from Carnegie Mellon University, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the State University of New York, MIT Technology Review’s TR35 Innovator Award, and was recognized as a top ISSCC paper contributor.

He has served as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, a Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, and on the Technical Program Committees of ISSCC, CICC, and SOCC conferences. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Board Member of the Industry Advisory Board for the State University of New York.