Dr. Mahesh Mehendale
(B.Tech., Electrical Engg., 1984 M.Tech., Computer Science and Engg., 1986 Ph.D., Computer Science and Engg., 2000)

Dr. Mahesh Mehendale obtained his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering in 1984, M.Tech. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering in 1986 and 2000, respectively, from IIT Bombay.

Dr. Mehendale leads the Texas Instruments India Centre of Excellence for VLSI architectures with focus on HD digital video coding and ultra-low power MCUs. Since joining Texas Instruments in 1986, he has led the development of multiple highly differentiated industry leading digital and system-on-a-chip designs including C27x/C28x DSPs (first commercial DSP designed in India) and DM642 digital media processor. He has also led the development of leading edge methodologies addressing quality, cycle-time, low power and high performance design challenges. Over the last 20+ years, he has coached and mentored many engineers and technical leaders, and has been instrumental in building world-class VLSI design competencies at Texas Instruments. In recognition of his technical leadership and high impact innovations, he was elected as Tl Fellow in 2003 —first one in TI Asia.

He was the general co-chair for the VLSI Design 2010 conference. He has co-authored a book VLSI Synthesis of DSP Kernels, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, and a chapter on “Introduction to SoC” for a book System on a Package (SOP), published by McGraw-Hill.

Dr. Mehendale has extensively interacted with universities giving lectures, guiding M.Tech. and Ph.D. students, and serving as a TI mentor for various research projects. He holds six US patents and was elected senior member of IEEE in 2000.