ACCS, the Advanced Computing and Communications Society, announced Prof. V. Kamakoti of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras as the winner of the prestigious ACCS-CDAC Foundation award for 2018.

The Award recognizes Prof. Kamakoti Veezhinathan for his contributions in the fields of VLSI design and computer architecture resulting in the development of India’s first RISC-V family of processors.

The ACCS-CDAC Foundation Award carries a cash prize of Rs. 100,000/-, and a citation, presented at the inaugural session of the annual Advanced Computing and Communications Conference (ADCOM 2018) at The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB) on 21st September 2018.

“Prof. Kamakoti’s work is India’s first successful attempt in developing a comprehensive range of processor families from tiny IoT class processors to server grade cores” noted Dr. H.P. Khincha, Chairman of Karnataka State Innovation Council. ‘His effort highlights the capability of Indian institutions in delivering translational research’, he added.

The Award instituted in 2004, by the Advanced Computing and Communications Society and the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of Computing and Communications sciences. ACCS-CDAC Award is given to individuals with outstanding contributions and accomplishments that have had a significant and demonstrable effect on the practice of computing and communications.

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