2015 Aristotle Award

[Note: The following is the presentation of the 2015 Aristotle Award by Ken Hansen, SRC President and CEO, at TECHCON 2015.]

The Aristotle Award was authorized by the SRC Board of Directors in 1995 to recognize professors who best contribute to the development of the industry’s most valuable resource, its human resource. This award recognizes SRC-supported faculty whose deep commitment to the educational experience of SRC students has had a profound and continuing impact on their professional performance and, consequently, a significant impact for members over a long period of time.

The list of winners of the Aristotle speaks volumes about the quality of SRC researchers and the high standard set for SRC students. The awards have been made to some of the most exemplary university faculty in this country, and this year’s award continues that tradition. Professor Kaushik Roy of Purdue University is eminently qualified to receive the 2015 Aristotle Award.

Kaushik Roy received B.Tech. degree in electronics and electrical communications engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and Ph.D. degree from the electrical and computer engineering department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990. He was with the Semiconductor Process and Design Center of Texas Instruments, Dallas, where he worked on FPGA architecture development and low-power circuit design. He joined the electrical and computer engineering faculty at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1993, where he is currently Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. Distinguished Professor. His research interests include spintronics, device-circuit co-design for nano-scale Silicon and non-Silicon technologies, low-power electronics for portable computing and wireless communications, and new computing models enabled by emerging technologies. Dr. Roy has published more than 600 papers in refereed journals and conferences, holds 15 patents, graduated 60 PhD students, and is co-author of two books on Low Power CMOS VLSI Design.

Kaushik truly embodies every aspect of the Aristotle Award, in university positions and in the SRC community, Professor Roy’s students are carrying on the mission: to discover new technologies, to advance and solve important problems, and to mentor and teach and inspire future generations of students.

With this award we thank you for your many years of dedication to teaching, advising and mentoring students and it is with great pleasure that I present you with the 2015 Aristotle Award on behalf of SRC and SRC members.

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