Akhil Pakala

Ph.D. Student (started in 2020)

Rice University

Akhil R. Pakala received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, in 2019. From 2019-2020, he has worked with Samsung Semiconductor R&D India on SerDes PHY IP. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Rice University, Houston, Texas. His current research interests include digital, mixed-signal IC design for security and machine learning applications.


  • ISSCC 2022 Student Travel Grant Recipient


  • Dual Degree (BTech and MTech), 2019

    Indian Institute and Technology Madras


  • In-Memory Computing
  • Hardware Security

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