Raychowdhury Appointed as Motorola Solutions Foundation Professor

<p>Arijit Raychowdhury</p>

Arijit Raychowdhury

Arijit Raychowdhury has been appointed as the Motorola Solutions Foundation Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), effective April 1, 2021. 

Raychowdhury has been a member of the ECE faculty since January 2013. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he was a research scientist at Intel for five years and graduated with his Ph.D. in ECE from Purdue University in 2007. 

Prior to attending graduate school, Raychowdhury worked as an analog design researcher for Texas Instruments for one-and-a half-years. His research interests are in low power digital and mixed-signal circuit design, design of power converters and sensors, and exploring interactions of circuits with device technologies. He serves as the co-director of the Georgia Tech Quantum Alliance, which is part of the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology.

Raychowdhury leads the Integrated Circuits and Systems Research Lab, where he advises 14 Ph.D. students, four postdoctoral researchers, three undergraduate researchers, and one master’s student. Recent work from his group includes the invention of a battery-less camera system, time-encoded analog signal processing for ultra-low power Edge-Intelligence and Edge-Robotics, a unified voltage-frequency controller loop for mobile platforms, adaptive digital control for linear regulators for embedded power management, and circuits that enable advanced memory technologies. 

His students have won prestigious fellowships and 13 best paper awards, and his team’s work has been publicized in the technical and popular press, including CNN, WiredTechCrunchR&D Magazine, and Phys.org. To date, Raychowdhury has graduated seven Ph.D. students and seven master’s students. He holds 24 U.S. and international patents and has published six book chapters and over 200 refereed journal and conference papers. He serves on technical program committees for several IEEE conferences. 

Raychowdhury led Georgia Tech’s effort to establish two research centers chartered by the Semiconductor Research Corporation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The Applications and Systems-driven Center for Energy-Efficient Integrated NanoTechnologies (ASCENT), which is led by the University of Notre Dame, investigates the next generation of platform technologies that will enable break-through performance and energy-efficient computing platforms. The Center for Brain-Inspired Computing Enabling Autonomous Intelligence (C-BRIC), which is led by Purdue University, focuses on the next frontiers of artificial intelligence, both in terms of algorithms and hardware perspectives.

Equally committed to teaching and providing meaningful experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, Raychowdhury teaches courses in advanced VLSI systems, digital system design, and the physical foundations of computing. He is the site director for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored SCALE Workforce Development Program for System-on-Chip (SoC) Design, which is a partnership with Purdue, The Ohio State University, and the University of California, Berkeley. This effort is focused on developing an SoC design curriculum, involvement of undergraduate students in research, and placement of students in internships in government labs and the DoD. 

Raychowdhury was ECE’s first recipient of the National Science Foundation CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award, which he received in 2015. He was chosen for the IEEE/ACM Innovator under 40 Award in 2018, the Intel Faculty Award in 2015, and the Qualcomm Faculty Award in 2020. Prior to his arrival at Georgia Tech, Raychowdhury won the Intel Labs Technical Contribution Award in 2011, several best paper honors, and top awards for his doctoral research while at Purdue University. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

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