Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT-Delhi Conferred with ACCS-CDAC Foundation Award

Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, joined 24 outstanding scientists and innovators in computing and communications to receive the prestigious ACCS-CDAC Foundation Award for 2019. Prof. Rao was chosen by the Selection Committee chaired by Prof. S. Sadagopan, Director of IIIT-B who said that the choice was unanimous. “Prof. Rao was recognized for this significant contribution in FinFETs making it possible to produce sub-10 nm microprocessors,” said Dr. Saragur Srinidhi, President of ACCS, reading the award citation. Prof. Rao is in the forefront of advanced investigations into making new inroads into nanoscale electronics. The award was conferred by the first recipient of the ACCS-CDAC Foundation Award, Dr. S Ramani, in the presence of Prof. S. Sadagopan and other eminent personalities from the field. The award was conferred during ADCOM 2019 at Bangalore.

In his congratulatory message, Dr. H. P. Khincha, Chairman of Karnataka State Innovation Council, said, “Prof. Ramgopal’s leadership in nanoscale electronics has led to a vital growth of this industry in India”.  “Dr. Rao’s outstanding research in fin Field-effect Transistors (FinFeT) and its fabrication using bulk CMOS instead of Silicon on Insulator (SoI) technology will be a game changer”, said Dr. Aloknath De, Senior Vice President & CTO of Samsung Electronics and General Chair of ADCOM 2019.

The award instituted in 2004, by the ACCS and the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), fosters development and dissemination of theories and applications of computing and communications sciences. Each year, the executive council of the ACCS invites eminent persons from the field to nominate professionals, who have made exceptional contributions in computing and communications industry, academia, and research laboratories. The winner is selected from among the nominees by a panel of experts.

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ACCS [] is a registered scientific society founded to provide a forum to individuals, institutions and industry to promote advanced computing and communication technology. It is widely recognized as a premier organization for professionals in India delivering a broad array of resources that advance the computing and communications disciplines with its flagship conferences – ADCOM® and ICCBN.

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