Sudeep Pasricha, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Colorado State University, has received the Mid-Career Research Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Computer Society Technical Committee on Very Large Scale Integration (IEEE-CS TCVLSI).
He was recognized for his contributions to the modeling, design space exploration, architecture optimization, and emerging technology integration for the design of on-chip communication architectures.
The smart thinking behind smart technologies
Pasricha is behind the smart thinking inside our smart homes and smart phones. His work looks at the interplay between hardware and software at all levels of computing, from devices that fit in the palm of our hands to large cloud data centers that occupy entire warehouses.
At the micro-level, Pasricha is optimizing the performance of on-chip network architectures that form the backbone of existing and emerging electronic chips. Computer chips aren’t always the best communicators. Through the nano-integration of photonics technology, Pasricha is alleviating the bottleneck that occurs between interacting components on a chip to enable near light speed communication. The result is more efficient, secure, and reliable high-performance computing chips that power a range of applications, from pacemakers to smart watches to autonomous vehicles.
About the award
The IEEE-CS TCVLSI Mid-Career Research Achievement Award recognizes contributions of professionals with a record of high-quality research for at least four years in the field of VLSI, as well as impactful overall research for a period of at least ten years.
“I am honored to receive recognition for my work to push the boundaries of on-chip communication architecture design,” said Pasricha, the director of the Embedded Systems and High Performance Computing Laboratory. “The award motivates me and validates my focus on this important area in computing chip design.”
In addition to being named a Colorado State Monfort Professor, one of the University’s highest honors, Pasricha is the recipient of the Rockwell-Anderson Professorship. His honors also include the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing Outstanding Mid-Career Researcher Award, George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award for the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, and the Association for Computing Machinery SIGDA Technical Leadership Award.