Vinod Agarwal

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Dr. Vinod K. Agarwal is an Indian-American businessman and scientist. He was a professor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada from 1978 to 1992. He then founded LogicVision, which he took public in October, 2001, as the first technology IPO following the terrorist attacks earlier that year. Agarwal left LogicVision in 2005 to start SemIndia, a semiconductor company based in India.


Born in Mathura, India, Agarwal received his undergraduate education at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, followed by an M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University.


Upon completing his Ph.D., Dr. Agarwal joined the faculty of the Computer Science Department at the McGill University in Montreal. He stayed on the faculty for 16 years, eventually retiring as head of the Department of Electrical Engineering.


Dr. Agarwal has been recognized for his contributions to the field by being named Silicon India's 2002 Entrepreneur of the year, as well as being profiled in Fortune magazine [1] and the Wharton Global Business Forum[2] among other publications and conferences. He is also recognized on the List of Notable BITS alumni.


  1. ^ Tippu, Sufia (September 18, 2006). "A fab grows in Hyderabad - September 18, 2006". CNN. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Wharton Global". Retrieved 2010-01-30.