Sudhir Gowda received the B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1992 from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. In December 1992, he joined the IBM Corporation, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, at Yorktown Heights, NY, where he is currently a Prinicipal Research Staff Member and Associate Director, Research Frontiers Institute.
At the University of Southern California, Sudhir worked on the development of the BSIM_plus submicron MOS model for analog and digital VLSI circuits. He also conducted research in microelectronic circuit reliability simulation. While at IBM, he worked in the area of communications technologies between 1992 and 2009. His work in this area included the design of infrared transceivers, disk drive read channels, CMOS imagers, and high-speed interconnect circuits. He also managed a wide range of research efforts including mmWave transceiver design and FPGA-based processor verification. From 2009 to 2013, he managed research efforts in the area of VLSI design. His current research interests include high-performance processor design, 3D design, and technology/circuit co-design. He has published over 30 technical articles and holds 12 patents.