Distinguished Alumni Awards

Prithviraj Banerjee

Prithviraj  Banerjee
To Prithviraj Banerjee, for contributions in parallel algorithms for VLSI CAD and compilers for parallel and heterogeneous computing, and for visionary leadership in engineering research and education.

Senior Vice President of Research and Director of HP Labs, Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA

  • B Tech, 1981, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • MS, 1982, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • PhD, 1984, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

As senior vice president of research at Hewlett Packard, Prithviraj Banerjee helps chart technical strategies for the company, and, as director of HP Labs, leads 500 researchers in twenty laboratories throughout the world. He recently developed a comprehensive strategic plan for the labs in which researchers focus on high-impact collaborative projects and conduct long-term research in such areas as digital commercial print, content transformation, immersive interaction, information management, analytics, cloud computing, intelligent infrastructure, and sustainability. Banerjee has also put into place programs for technology transfer and open innovation with university researchers, commercial partners, and external funding agencies.

Before joining HP, he held positions as dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, professor and chairman of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University, and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois. He also founded two companies, BINACHIP and AccelChip, which have developed products and services in electronic design automation.

Banerjee serves on the Computer Science Advisory Board of the National Academy of Engineering and the advisory board of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award and, early in his career, the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. Banerjee is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, and IEEE. During his career, he has supervised 37 PhD and 40 MS students and published more than 330 research papers.

Current as of 2011.