Prabhu Goel

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Prabhu Goel (born 1951) is an Indian-American researcher, entrepreneur[1] and businessman, known for having developed the PODEM Automatic test pattern generation and Verilog hardware description language.[2]

In 1970 Goel graduated as an electrical engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He was the President's Gold Medalist of his IIT batch and received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, in 1974.

In 1973, he joined IBM's EDA organization where he was involved with chip test automation. At IBM he developed the Podem algorithm.[3]

In 1981 to join Wang Labs. In 1982 to start Gateway Design Automation which developed the now industry standard Verilog. He sold his stake at Gateway for about $80 million.

He won the 2003 IEEE Industrial Pioneer Award for his work on design modeling and design verification through Verilog and Verilog-based design.[4] He is now a private venture capitalist.[5]

He has set up "Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair" at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur in the area of Internet Space,[6] and the "Prabhu Goel Research Centre For Computer & Internet Security".[7] He was a founding member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneur) the largest organization of entrepreneurs in the world, with chapters in 42 countries.

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  1. ^ The Entrepreneurship Dynamic: Origins of Entrepreneurship and the Evolution ... By Claudia Bird Schoonhoven, Elaine Romanelli, Stanford University Press, 2001, p. 88
  2. ^ SystemVerilog for Design: A Guide to Using SystemVerilog for Hardware Design and Modeling, Stuart Sutherland, Simon Davidmann, Peter Flake, Springer, 2004, p. 359
  3. ^ Essentials of Electronic Testing for Digital, Memory, and Mixed-Signal VLSI Circuits, M. Bushnell, Vishwani Agrawal, Springer, Nov 30, 2000, p. 187
  4. ^ iPolicy Networks' CEO Wins 2003 IEEE Industrial Pioneer Award; Prabhu Goel's Recent Award Reflects Visionary Career and Lifetime Contributions, BUSINESS WIRE, June 07, 2004,
  5. ^ Prabhu Goel, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Signet Solar, Inc,
  6. ^ Poonam & Prabhu Goel Chair at IIT Kanpur
  7. ^ Prabhu Goel Research Centre For Computer & Internet Security

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