Prabhakar Kudva

Prabhakar Kudva Prabhakar Kudva
Research Staff Member, IBM TJ Watson Research Center,
P.O.Box 218
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Phone: 914 945 4383


Prabhakar Kudva is currently in the Reliability and Power-Aware Architectures Department at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He is currently focused on system resilience across the system stack, and in particular, the impact of interactions between various layers of the IT infrastructure. He leads system soft error rate resilience for IBM enterprise systems across the Systems and Technology Group and Research. He also leads projects in OpenStack cloud infrastructure resilience, as well as pursues research in managing IT systems resilience from business process management to applications.

In the past he has led the development of key VLSI CAD tools such as Placement Driven Synthesis (PDS) and other system SER evaluation tools and technologies currently in use across IBM. He has received major awards from IBM and the IEEE for innovation in these areas including the ICCAD William J. McCalla best paper award, the IEEE Region 1 Award for and innovations in design automation and resilience, IBM technical achievement, innovation and patent value awards. He has represented IBM at SRC and NSF, and has taught courses on the faculty of Yale and Columbia as adjunct faculty, as well as supervised several graduate dissertations at various universities. His current research interests are in energy efficient cross-layer resilience of the entire IT stack from business process to chip technologies.