Sudhir Gowda


Sudhir Gowda




Director, Exploratory Science & Academic Research


IBM Research - Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Sudhir Gowda is Director of Academic Research Programs, based at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. Through its Academic Research Programs, IBM Research collaborates with leading faculty at institutions across the world to advance the frontiers of science.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Gowda has held various technical and leadership roles at IBM. He was Director of Global Think Labs, acting as a catalyst in creating partnerships between IBM Research and other industry leaders.  He was also Director of the IBM Research Frontiers Institute, a global collaboration of companies seeking to find breakthroughs in information technologies that could transform industries.

Prior to those roles, he was co-lead of the company's 2016 Global Technology Outlook, an assessment of important trends in technology and business that are of greatest impact to IBM and its clients. He has also held senior management positions at IBM Research, leading teams in areas such as communications circuits and systems, mmWave circuits, microprocessor and ASIC design and design automation.

Dr. Gowda received the B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and a Ph.D. also in in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.  He has published over 30 technical articles and holds 15 patents in various technical areas including MOS transistor modeling, analog neural network circuits, circuit reliability, disk drive read channels, CMOS imagers, optoelectronic transceivers, and high-speed interconnect circuits.