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Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Chennai, 600036, India

About me

I am an associate professor in the Integrated Circuits and Systems group of the department of Electrical Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. I work in the area of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and signal processing.

I graduated with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York in Oct. 2000. I worked at the Columbia Integrated Systems Laboratory under the guidance of Prof. Yannis Tsividis in the area of nonlinear analog signal processing for low power integrated circuits. I obtained my B. Tech. degree in electronics and communications engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1996. Between 2000 and 2005, I worked as a senior design engineer at Celight, Inc. and Multilink(later Vitesse Semiconductor) where I designed integrated circuits for high speed communications. From 2003 to 2005, I was an Adjunct Assistant Professor and taught courses on Analog Circuit Design at Columbia University.

Online courses starting 24th July 2017

Online courses Basic Electrical Circuits and Analog circuits will be run on NPTEL starting 24th July 2017. Click on the respective links to register. Registration deadline is 24th July.

MS/PhD at IIT Madras and GATE 2018

A number of MS/PhD positions are available in our group. Bachelors students applying for MS or (direct) PhD require a GATE score. Students who intend to apply to these positions, including those in the final year of their bachelors program, are urged to register for GATE 2018 in EC/EE/IN. For these research positions, selections are through a test and interview and GATE score is used only for shortlisting for the test and interview. GATE requirement is waived for MS and direct PhD applicants from IITs with CGPA ≥ 8.0. GATE requirement is waived for direct PhD applicants from CFTIs with CGPA ≥ 8.0. See this link and this link for detailed shortlisting criteria used this year.

Research positions in our group

You can apply to our PhD program directly after your bachelors degree or after your masters program. You can apply to our MS program after your bachelors program. You can find more details of these programs on this page. If you are interested in working on your PhD or MS with me, you can contact me beforehand with your CV. Admissions in our department are through interviews held twice a year.

Since 2011, we also have an MS by research program sponsored by Texas Instruments, India. Under this program, you will do your MS at IIT Madras, with internships at Texas Instruments. Admissions to this program are once a year. See this page for details.

You can also apply to project associate positions in our group which may be available from time to time. For these, contact me with your CV. These admissions are ad-hoc and can be done at any time of the year, provided of course that positions are available. Project associates will be selected through a test and interview.