About me

I obtained my PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT-Bombay in 1993, working with Prof. J.Vasi. My PhD work involved simulation of radiation effects in MOS transistors. Before enrolling for a PhD, I worked for a year in CDOT in their reliability and failure analysis group. Here I was involved in developing functional testers for various components ranging from photodiodes to microprocessors. I obtained my Masters degree in Electrical Engg. from RPI, Troy, NY in 1988 and a B.Tech degree in Engineering Physics from IIT-Bombay in 1986.

At IIT-Madras, I was initially involved in setting up the VLSI and FPGA laboratories. Here are photographs of the first couple of ICs from IITM (June 2002), designed by my PhD Student Sunil Rafeeque and fabricated through Europractice. They are 10-bit current steering DACs with circuits for built-in-self-test and reconfiguration.

Over the last few years, most of my work been in approximate computing and sparsification and approximate inference in Bayesian networks.