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vanakkamI currently work as a Principal Engineer at Multicoreware Inc, Chennai, India. My work involves designing solutions at the boundary of hardware and software to solve problems across domains of performance, power, and fault tolerance.

With this background, I currently have the following responsibilities

  • Head of engineering for video products and services as part of Multicoreware’s Media and AI Analytics business unit. My team is responsible for the popular open source HEVC encoder x265, and other products in video processing.
  • Functional Safety Manager for Uhnder’s radar-on-chip to ensure ISO26262 compliant operations of the radar for automotive use-cases. I am a certified ISO26262 functional safety engineer by Tüv Süd.

I am also an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Computer Madras Science department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras.

Prior to this, I was a Platform Architect at Intel Corporation and have made significant contributions to Intel’s 6th generation CPU, code-named Skylake.

I received my Masters and PhD from the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign under the tutelage of  Prof. Sarita Adve. I hold a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and developed an Algorithm for co-processors under Dr. V. Kamakoti for my undergraduate project.