Biographical Sketch


Sachin Sapatnekar received the B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1987, the M. S. degree from Syracuse University in 1989, and the Ph. D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. He has worked at Texas Instruments during the summer of 1990, and at Intel Corporation during the summer of 1997. His other major educational qualifications include self-taught basic juggling under the long-distance tutelage of the world-renowned Klutz School in 1991, and the PADI Open Water Diver Certification from Deep Sea Divers Den in 2001. With his once-a-decade average of trying something new, he is sure to remain his same old boring self until 2011. So boring that it's past 2011, and this hasn't been updated.

He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University from 1992 to 1997. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota, where he holds the Robert and Marjorie Henle chair and the Distinguished McKnight University Professorship. His current research interests lie in developing efficient techniques for computer-aided design of integrated circuits, and are primarily centered around physical design, timing and simulation issues, and optimization algorithms. He has served on the editorial boards of several IEEE journals, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on CAD. He has been on the DAC Executive Committee since 2006, serving as Technical Program Co-chair in 2006 and 2007 and as General Chair for DAC 2010. He has also served as the Technical Program Chair and General Chair for ISPD and Tau. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Award, the SRC Technical Excellence Award, and Best Paper Awards at the DAC'97, ICCD'98, DAC'01 DAC'03, ISPD'09, and ISQED'10 conferences, and a Best Poster Award at IRPS'12. He has been a Fulbright Senior Researcher at UPC, Barcelona in 2013, and a DJ Gandhi Visiting Professor at IIT Bombay in 2014. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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