I am a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University working with Prof. Krishna Palem . My current research is in the domain of inexact or approximate computing and focuses on proposing novel methodologies for designing highly resource-efficient hardware systems by trading perceptually- and statistically-tolerable output accuracy for substantial resource (can be energy, delay and/or area) savings. I am actively collaborating with Prof.Christian Enz and Prof.Christian Piguet from Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM SA), Switzerland and several researchers from Nanyang Technology University (NTU) , Singapore for my research.
I have obtained my Master of Science (MS-Thesis) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University in May 2011. My thesis was titled Implementing Energy Parsimonious Circuits through Inexact Designs and was focuseed on providing an initial foray into design techniques for realization of inexact circuits with zero (hardware) overhead. During this time, I have also worked on evaluating the sustainability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) devices along with Prof. Christopher Bronk and Prof. Palem and also, was actively involved in the I-Slate project .
I obtained my Bachelor's degree (B.Tech) in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) with honors in VLSI and Embedded Systems Design from International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) in May 2008. My undergraduate thesis was focussed on developing efficient arithmetic units to realize a high-speed and low-power Arithmetic and Logic Unit (ALU) with emphasis on using alternative number systems such as Residue number system and Redundant binary number system.