Dr Priyadarsan Patra earlier served as a Chief Architect and Principal Scientist at the R&D divisions of Intel Corp (USA) and as the Dean of Research at Xavier University. Over the years, he created and led world-class research and development for Servers, Systems-on-Chip, processors, and smart devices. His current research interests include applications of Machine Learning, Big Data & Cloud Computing, and Low-power and intelligent systems design. He has edited multiple technical proceedings, has authored 80+ scholarly publications, 4 scientific books, 13 USA and international patents, and other influential articles. Prof. Patra had developed an architecture for building Single Flux Quantum Circuits and adiabatic circuits for his dissertation.
Elected Senior Member of both the IEEE and the ACM, and an IE Fellow, Prof. Patra is the Founding Chair of the global IEEE System Validation and Debug Technology Committee, and serves on several boards.
Dr. Patra holds a Ph.D. degree 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.
Passionate about social development and volunteerism worldwide over 25+ years, he has founded the Sustainable Economic and Educational Development Society (SEEDS) and 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 is currently the Dean and Professor of Computing Sciences at UPES University, Dehradun.