Santanu Dutta

Santanu Dutta

Keynote speaker at ICETE 2007

Santanu Dutta received his Ph.D. in Electrical (Computer) Engineering from Princeton University in 1996, an M.A. in Engineering from Princeton University in 1994, an M.S. in Electrical (Computer) Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990, and a B.Tech. (with Honors) in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1987. From 1987 to 1989, Santanu was a full-time research staff member at the VLSI Design Laboratory of Texas Instruments (TI), Dallas, where he was involved in the research of timing algorithms and development of prototype CAD tools. While at UT Austin, on a leave of absence from TI from 1989 to 1991, Santanu's main focus was path-tracing algorithms for interconnect analysis. From 1991 to 1992, he worked part-time at Ross Technology Inc., Austin (Texas) as a circuit designer and a full-custom-layout engineer. From September 1992 till August 1996, he was a doctoral student at Princeton University, working on the design and analysis of video signal processing systems. During this time, he spent a year at AT&T Bell Laboratories (later Lucent Technologies and now Alcatel-Lucent), investigating the impact of deep-sub-micron VLSI techniques on architectural/system design. From August 1996 till April 2005, Santanu was a VLSI Design Manager and Video Architect at Philips Semiconductors, leading a video competence group and managing various SOC and IP design projects targeting the digital television and set-top box markets. Since April 2005, Santanu is with nVIDIA Corporation, as a Senior Architect, Technical Lead and Manager, working in the field of digital media and video processing. Santanu's main research interests include design of high-performance video signal processing architectures, circuit simulation & analysis, and design & synthesis of low-power & testable digital systems. He has many refereed publications and several patents granted or pending in related areas. In the last few years, he has also been a keynote speaker in a number of international conferences. Santanu is an Adjunct Professor at the Santa Clara University and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Please refer to http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Campus/4697/ for Santanu’s publications and invited talks.