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Prof. (Dr) Priyadarsan Patra is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of DIT University. He earlier served as a Chief Architect and Principal Scientist of the global R&D divisions of Intel Corp (USA). He has provided leadership to multiple universities in a career spanning nearly three decades. He has created and led world-class corporate research and development for Servers, Systems-on-Chip, and intelligent devices. His research interests include VLSI, Applications of Machine Learning, Big Data & Cloud Computing, and the design of Low-power and Intelligent systems. He has edited multiple technical proceedings and has authored 80+ scholarly publications, five scientific books, 13+ USA and international patents, and other influential articles. For his dissertation, Prof. Patra developed an architecture for building Single Flux Quantum Circuits and adiabatic circuits. He is a Fellow of the Inst. Of Engineers and Fellow of the Institute of Electronic and Communication Engineers. Elected Senior Member of both the IEEE and the ACM, Prof. Patra is the Founding Chair of the global IEEE System Validation and Debug Technology Committee and serves on several Boards of Advisors. He has mentored many Ph.D. students and young faculty members around the world. Passionate about social development and volunteerism worldwide for over 25+ years, he has founded the Sustainable Economic and Educational Development Society (SEEDS). He has worked on sustainable and appropriate technology, various facets of better access to education, and women’s empowerment, through multiple initiatives in India and abroad. Dr. Patra holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a B.Engg. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. A few of the fascinating non-technical awards he has received include the Intel Hero Award (Intel Corp., USA) and the Distinguished Young Leader Award.
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