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Rajit Manohar

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  • Rajit Manohar
  • Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Title: Professor
  • Address: Room 330 Frank H T Rhodes Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-3553
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Biography

Rajit Manohar is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell, where his group conducts research on asynchronous design. He received his B.S. (1994), M.S. (1995), and Ph.D. (1998) from Caltech, and has been on the Cornell faculty since 1998. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, six best paper awards, seven teaching awards, and was named to MIT technology review's top 35 young innovators under 35 for contributions to low power microprocessor design. He founded Achronix Semiconductor to commercialize high-performance asynchronous FPGAs.

Research Interests

Prof. Manohar research is in the area of asynchronous VLSI, including circuits, systems, architecture, design automation, and formal methods.

Teaching Interests

Prof. Manohar's teaching is in the area of computer engineering and digital VLSI.

Selected Publications

  • Hill, B., R. Karmazin, C. Otero, J. Tse, Rajit Manohar. 2013. "A Split-Foundry Asynchronous FPGA." Paper presented at Proceedings of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), September.
  • Longfield, S., Rajit Manohar. 2013. "Inverting Martin Synthesis for Verification." Paper presented at Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems (ASYNC), May.
  • Imam, N., F. Akopyan, P. Merolla, J. Arthur, Rajit Manohar, D. Modha. 2012. "A Digital Neurosynaptic Core Using Event-Driven QDI Circuits." Paper presented at Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems (ASYNC), May.
  • Ekanayake, V., C. Kelly IV, Rajit Manohar. 2004. "An Ultra Low Power Processor for Sensor Networks." Paper presented at Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Architecture Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), October (4th Quarter/Autumn).
  • Manohar, Rajit, A. J. Martin. 1998. "Slack Elasticity in Concurrent Computing." Paper presented at Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Mathematics of Program Construction (MPC), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1422, June.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award (IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems) 2013
  • Best Paper Award (IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems) 2012
  • Kenneth A. Goldman '71 Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University, College of Engineering) 2012
  • Best Paper Award (IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems) 2010
  • Ruth and Joel Spira Excellence in Teaching Award 2009

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Education

  • BS (Engineering and Applied Science), California Institute of Technology, 1994
  • MS (Computer Science), California Institute of Technology, 1995
  • Ph D (Computer Science), California Institute of Technology, 1998