Computer science former student named Intel Fellow

Ravi IyerDr. Ravishankar Iyer, a former student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently named an Intel Fellow.

Intel Fellow is one of the highest levels of achievement one can attain within the company. This prestigious distinction is given to less than one percent of employees who exemplify tremendous technical achievement, both within the company and industry. Fellows provide strategic technical leadership and guidance, and represent the company at a variety of industry events. 

Currently, Iyer is the director of technology for new business initiatives in Intel’s New Technology Group. He leads technology innovation and incubation efforts and has made significant contributions in low-power system-on-chip wearable/IOT devices, as well as high performance multi-core server architectures that include novel accelerators and microcontrollers, platform QoS, innovative cache/memory hierarchies, emerging algorithm, and workload characterization and performance analysis.

Iyer has published more than 150 papers, has around 40 patents granted and actively participates in conferences and journals. Most recently, he is serving as general chair for the 2017 International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques, and also serves on the executive committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Technical Committee for Computer Architecture. He received his doctorate in computer science from Texas A&M and is an IEEE Fellow. He was also presented the Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Former Student Award in 2015.