Rajit Manohar
 B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (1998) Caltech

 Professor, ECE, Cornell
 Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow

   Computer Systems Laboratory

Contact Information:

Cornell Tech
111 Eighth Avenue #1202
New York, NY 10011

Office: (646) 632-4931
Fax: (212) 255-8529
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I will be moving to Yale in January 2017. If you are a prospective student interested in working with me, please apply to Yale.


I primarily work on asynchronous VLSI design and architecture. I am also interested in a number of other subjects including concurrency, formal methods, programming language semantics, information theory, and cognitive systems.

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My teaching over the years has been in the general area of computer systems.
I am teaching CS 5422: Physical Computing in Fall 2016.

In terms of why I teach classes the way I do, I like some of the opinions in EWD 1305.

At Cornell, I've received the Tau Beta Pi and Cornell Society of Engineers Excellence in Teaching Award (2000), the IEEE Teacher of the Year Award (2001), the Sonny Yau '72 Excellence in Teaching Award (2001), the Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award (2004), the Ruth and Joel Spira Excellence in Teaching Award (2005, 2009), and the Kenneth A. Goldman '71 Excellence in Teaching Award (2012). I was named a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow (2014) for "a sustained record of effective, inspiring, and distinguished teaching of undergraduate students."

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The following lists some of my major service activities at Cornell.

Associate Dean for Research, Cornell Tech

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Cornell Tech

Co-Chair (with David Shmoys), Academic Planning Committee for Cornell Tech

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering, Cornell
    1/2010-6/2010 (interim), 7/2010-6/2012

Member, Technology Transfer Advisory Committee, Cornell


You can find out a bit about me if you like. Here are some quotations, puzzles, and poems. Some local FreeBSD tweaks.

I founded Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, the multi-GHz FPGA company that is based on asynchronous FPGA technology developed by my research group (John Teifel's Ph.D. thesis).

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