Sudhir Gowda is the Institute Director of the IBM Research Frontiers Institute, a global collaboration of companies seeking to find breakthroughs in information technologies that could disrupt industries. He has held various technical and leadership roles at IBM. Most recently, he was co-lead of the company's 2016 Global Technology Outlook, an assessment of important trends in technology and business that are of greatest impact to IBM and it's clients. He has also held senior manager positions at IBM Research, leading teams in areas such as communications circuits and systems, mmWave circuits, microprocessor and ASIC design and design automation.
Dr. Gowda received the B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and a Ph.D. also in in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. He has published over 30 technical articles and holds 15 patents in various technical areas including MOS transistor modeling, analog neural network circuits, circuit reliability, disk drive read channels, CMOS imagers, optoelectronic transceivers, and high-speed interconnect circuits.