Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests:Computer architecture; CAD/architecture interactions; low power and complexity-effective designs; and fault tolerance and reliability.
Rakesh Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He received a B.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur in 2001 and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in September 2006. Prior to moving to Champaign in 2007, he was a visiting researcher with Microsoft Research at Redmond. His research interests include reliable and low power computing. His past research on heterogeneous multi-core architecture and conjoined-core architectures has directly influenced processor products and roadmaps from several companies. His current research interests are in error resilient computer systems and low power computer architectures for emerging workloads.
His research has been recognized by several awards, including Arnold O Beckman Research Award, FAA Creative Research Award, UCSD CSE Best Dissertation Award, and an IBM PhD Fellowship. Other recognitions include Best Paper Awards (CASES 2011, SRC TECHCON 2011), several Keynote Invitations (WRA 2011, WDSN 2011, LPonTR 2011, etc.), Invited lectures at conferences and workshops (CASES 2011, ISLPED 2010, IOLTS, 2010, etc.), and Invited Guest Editorships (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, etc.). He has served as a Chair of two Workshops in the area of robust computing and multi-core computing (SELSE 2011 and dasCMP 2005-2008). When not doing computing research, he enjoys studying interactions between technology, policy, and society.