Dr. P. A. Subrahmanyam (Subra)

Consulting Professor

Dr. P. A. Subrahmanyam is a Consulting Professor at Stanford University, and has been engaged in executive level management/technology consulting for startups as well as larger/international corporations & investment firms. He has defined corporate vision & strategy; implemented transitions from fundamental concepts to successful commercial products; developed and managed worldwide organizations and processes; and served in various executive roles in startups in the wireless/systems/networking & semiconductor arenas including Chairman & CTO.

Earlier, over a 14 year period at Bell Laboratories, he initiated and implemented projects in the areas of embedded/networked VLSI systems for multimedia, wireless and data communications, hardware-software co-design, formal verification, real-time/software systems, and multiprocessor/DSP architecture. At Bell Labs, Dr. Subrahmanyam also identified strategic areas and opportunities, directed research teams, recruited research staff, managed projects, liased with business units, and managed interactions with universities, government, and research and development organizations.

Subra has authored over 150 technical papers, authored/coauthored/edited 5 books, and has 9 international awarded/pending patents. He has presented keynotes, tutorials, and colloquia at conferences, universities, & research laboratories worldwide, and received numerous awards. He was Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on VLSI from 1992-1997; a Distinguished Visitor of
the IEEE Computer Society; and has served on several advisory boards, including the Princeton/New Jersey Center of Excellence for Embedded Systems and Systems-on-Chip design, IEEE, as well as privately held corporations. Dr. Subrahmanyam is an IEEE Fellow.

Dr. Subrahmanyam holds Masters degrees in Computer Science & Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he held an IBM Fellowship and conducted research at Stanford.