Krish Chakrabarty

Krishnendu (Krish) Chakrabarty

John Cocke Distinguished Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Computer Science (Secondary Appointment)
Duke University


Krish Chakrabarty has been at Duke University since 1998. His current research is focused on: testing and design-for-testability of integrated circuits (especially 3D SOC); microfluidic biochips; hardware security; neuromorphic computing. His research projects in the past have also included digital print and enterprise system optimization, chip cooling using digital microfluidics, wireless sensor networks, and real-time embedded systems. Research support is provided by the National Science Foundation, DARPA, Semiconductor Research Corporation, Air Force Research Labs, Intel, Synopsys, and IBM. Other sponsors in the past have included the Army Research Office, National Institutes of Health, Office of Naval Research, Cisco, and HP.

Prof. Chakrabarty is a recipient of the 1999 National Science Foundation Early Faculty (CAREER) Award, the 2001 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the Mercator Professor award from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany, for 2000-2002, and over a dozen best paper awards at top conferences. He is a recipient of Duke University's 2008 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring, and a recipient of the 2010 Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University. He was also awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 2014. Prof. Chakrabarty has served as an ACM Distinguished Speaker, a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He is also a recipient of the Humboldt Research Award (2013) and the Humboldt Research Fellowship (2003), awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. He holds 18 US patents and has several pending US patents. He served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Design & Test of Computers during 2010-2012, ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems during 2010-2015, and IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems during 2015-2018.

Prof. Chakrabarty received the B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1990, and the M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1992 and 1995, respectively, all in Computer Science and Engineering . During 1990-95, he was a research assistant at the Advanced Computer Architecture Laboratory of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan. During 1995-1998, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University.

Prof. Chakrabarty is a Fellow of ACM, a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of AAAS, and a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society. He is a Hans Fischer Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Technical University of Munich, Germany. He is also an Invitational Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2009 and 2018 (Short Term S, at the "Nobel Prize Level"). He is a recipient of two IBM Faculty Awards, the Semiconductor Research Corporation Technical Excellence Award (2018), the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award (2017), the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Vitold Belevitch Award (2021), the IEEE Test Technology Technical Council Bob Madge Innovation Award (2018), the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award (2015) and the IEEE-HKN Asad M. Madni Outstanding Technical Achievement and Excellence Award (2021). He is a member of the DARPA Microsystems Exploratory Council. Prof. Chakrabarty was a Chair Professor in the School of Software in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2009-2013), and a Visiting Chair Professor in Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan (2012-2013). He has held Visiting Professor positions at University of Tokyo (Japan), Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan), and University of Potsdam (Germany), and a Guest Professor position at University of Bremen (Germany).


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ECE 152: Introduction to Computer Architecture, 2010 (Spring)
ECE 299: Discrete Optimization, 2008-2009 (Fall)
ECE 299: Embedded Real-Time Systems, 2007 (Fall)
ECE 156: Computer Network Architectures, 2006 (Fall)
ECE 261: CMOS VLSI Design Methodologies, 1998-2005, 2010-2011 (Fall)
ECE 538 (was ECE 269): VLSI System Testing, Spring 1999, Spring 2002-2003, Spring 2005, Spring 2007-2009, Spring 2011-2016, Spring 2019, Spring 2021
ECE 350: Digital Systems , Spring 2017
ECE 266: Synthesis and Verification of VLSI Systems, Spring 2000, Spring 2006
ECE 151: Introduction to Switching Theory and Logic Design, Spring 2001

Contact Information:

Krishnendu Chakrabarty
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University
Box 90291, 130 Hudson Hall
Chair's Office: 128 Hudson Hall
Regular Faculty Office: 2513 CIEMAS
Durham, NC 27708
E-mail: krish AT duke DOT edu
Tel : +1 (919) 660 5270 (Chair's Office), +1 (919) 660-5244 (Regular Faculty Office), +1 (919) 660 5251 (Dina Khalilova)
Fax : +1 (919) 660-5293

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