Rahul M. Rao is a Distinguished Engineer with the India Systems Development Lab. He is the technical lead for the POWER circuit design team at Bangalore, and is the Chip Power Lead for the POWER processor family. 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. Rahul is an IBM Master Inventor and a Member of IBM's Academy of Technology. He is an adjunct faculty at IIT-Madras, has occasionally taught at IIT-Hyderabad and IISC, and is an active reviewer for several IEEE journals and conferences.