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Name:  M. Balakrishnan

Date of birth: 28th Aug. 1956

Address for correspondence:

Postal address:    Profesor, CSE Department, IIT Delhi, New Delhi 110016
Telephone:          11-26591285 (office) 11-26863014 (res)
Facsimile:           11-26581060


Field(s) of specialization:

Behavioral and system level synthesis
System level design & modeling
Computer architecture
Hardware-software codesign
Embedded system design
Assistive devices for the visually impaired


Academic qualifications:  

Ph.D.(EE)                      1984     IIT Delhi           
Thesis title : A Microprogram Generating system with Emphasis on Signal Processing Architectures)
B.E.(Hons.)(EEE)            1977     BITS,Pilani         First rank in Engg. in 1977(CGPA : 9.77)


Positions held, Date of joining and the Institution (In reverse chronological order):

Position Period Place
Professor Aug. '97 - Present Dept. of CSE, IIT Delhi
Deputy Director(Faculty) July '09 – June '12 IIT Delhi
Dean(PGS&R) Sep. '06 – Aug. ‘09 IIT Delhi
Head Sep. '01 - Aug. '04 Dept. of CSE, IIT Delhi
Visiting Prof. Aug '94 - Jul '95 LS Informatik XII, Univ. of Dortmund
Associate Prof. Apr '91 - July '97 Dept. of CSE, IIT Delhi
Assistant Prof. Dec '88 - Mar '91 Dept. of CSE, IIT Delhi
Visiting Scientist May '88 - Dec '88 Institut fuer Informatik, Univ. of Kiel
Assistant Prof.
Sep '87 - May '88
Dept. of ECE, Syracuse Univ.
Research Associate
Sep '85 - Aug '87
Dept. of CIS, Univ. of Guelph
May '77 - Aug '85


Awards and fellowships:

Name of the body

Year of award

Nature of the award

IIT Delhi Golden Jubilee Committee


Mentor Award

Vasvik Award 2005


Research that is industrially relevant

SIGDA (given at DAC 2007)


TODAES 2007 Best paper Award

DAAD, Germany


Konrad Zuse fellow

NRDC, India


NRDC invention award

BITS Pilani


Silver medal (I in Engg. 1977)



NSTS Scholarship (Agri. Engg.) Not accepted

Birla Higher Secondary School


Best School Boy Award


Professional Achievements and contributions:

Key Outside IIT Delhi Memberships and Roles:


Referees (detailed office/residence addresses or phone numbers on request):

Within IIT Delhi

Prof. Surendra Prasad, Director, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, 110016
Prof. Anshul Kumar, Professor, CSE Department, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, 110016
Prof. S.N. Maheshwari, Professor, CSE Department, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, 110016

Outside IIT Delhi Within India

Prof. P.V. Indiresan, Ex- Director (IIT Madras) and Retd. Professor, IIT Delhi
Prof. P.C.P. Bhatt,  Retd. Professor, CSE Deptt., IIT Delhi
Prof. B.N. Jain, VC, BITS Pilani, Pilani, 333031
Dr. Sanjiv Narayan, Vice President, Calypto Design Systems, NOIDA
Mr. V.B. Taneja, Retired Senior Director, MCIT, New Delhi
Rangasayee R, Director, NIHH, Mumbai

Outside India

Prof. Peter Marwedel, Department of Computer Science, University of Dortmund, Germany
Prof. Sharad Malik, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, USA
Prof. Vishwani Agrawal, Aubrn Univrsity, USA
Prof. Nikil Dutt, Department of Computer Science, University of California,USA
Dr. Adhana Hailey Adhana, Ex-State Minister of Education, Govt. of Ethiopia, Ethiopia
(now Advisor to Ministry of Education, Ethiopia)
Mr. Rajesh Jeetah, Minister of Education, Govt. of Mauritius, Mauritius


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