Sudhir Gowda is Director of Academic Research Programs and Research Frontiers Institute, at IBM Research. Through its Academic Research Programs, IBM Research collaborates with leading faculty at institutions across the world to advance the frontiers of science. The Research Frontiers Institute is a global collaboration of companies seeking to find breakthroughs in information technologies that could disrupt industries.
Dr. Gowda has held various other technical and leadership roles at IBM. Most recently, he was Director of Global Think Labs. The Global Think Labs are a portal into IBM Research, acting as a catalyst in creating partnerships between IBM Research and clients. The Think Labs are a distributed network, with a global presence in each of the IBM Research locations across the world.
Prior to that role, 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 its 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.