Distinguished Alumnus Awardee 2021

Prof. Rajesh Kumar Gupta (BT/EE/1984)

Prof. Rajesh Kumar Gupta received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1984, and subsequently went on to pursue his master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986, and doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1994.

Dr. Gupta is currently a distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He serves as the founding director of the Hallcioglu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego. His research is in embedded and cyber-physical systems with a focus on sensor data organization and its use in optimization and analytics. He currently leads NSF project Metrolnsight and a co-PI on DARPA/SRC Center on Computing on Network Infrastructure (CONIX) with the goal to build a new generation of distributed cyber-physical systems that use city-scale sensing data for improved services and autonomy. His contributions include SystemC modeling and SPARK parallelizing high-level synthesis, both of which have been incorporated into industrial practice. His publications and patents cover various aspects of embedded systems design, design automation, clock design, data-path synthesis, system-on-chip modeling and dynamic power management.

Prof. Gupta is a recipient of IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace McDowell Award, IEEE TCCPS Distinguished Leadership Award, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, two Departmental Achievement Awards, and a Components Research Team Award at Intel. Prof. Gupta and his students have received a best demonstration paper award at ACM BuildSys'16, best paper award at IEEE/ACM DCOSS'08 and a best demonstration award at IEEE/ACM IPSN/SPOTS'OS. He served as an advisor to Tallwood Venture Capital, Reallntent, Calypto and Packet Digital Corporation.

Prof. Gupta has also served as editor-in-chief of IEEE Design & Test of Computers,founding Editor- inĀ­ Chief of IEEE Embedded Systems Letters. He currently serves as Editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. He holds Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Embedded Microsystems at UC San Diego and INRIA International Chair at the French international research institute in Rennes, Bretagne Atlantique. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association of the Computing Machinery (ACM) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Honoring his stellar contributions to the fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, IIT Kanpur confers upon Prof. Rajesh Kumar Gupta the Distinguished Alumnus Award of 202l.