Rahul M. Rao is a Senior Technical Staff Member with the Enterprise Server Development Department at IBM India. He is the technical lead for the POWER cirucit design team at Bangalore, and is also the POWER9 Chip Power Lead. Till 2012, Rahul was a Research Staff Member at the Advanced RISC Design Department at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Rahul received his B. E degree from the University of Mumbai, India in 2000 and his M. S and Ph. D degrees from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2002 and 2004 respectively. Over the past few years he has been actively involved in the design of sensors for process monitoring, reliability and aging characterization and variability estimation. His research interests lie in low power design, reliability and variability characterization - compensation systems, high performance memory, 3D design and data analytics. Rahul occasionally teaches at IIT-Madras and IIT-Hyderabad.