Dean’s Executive Board Member
Mukund Padmanabhan MS ’89, PhD ’92
Partner and Researcher
Mukund Padmanabhan received a BS in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India, and a MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. After UCLA, he worked in the area of speech recognition at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Lab where he managed the Advanced Telephony Speech Algorithms group. After IBM, he pivoted to Wall Street, and is currently a partner and researcher at hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, in New York. He is also the Founder and President of a private charitable foundation, the Guru Krupa Foundation. Dr Padmanabhan has published over 80 technical papers in international journals and conferences, and been granted over 20 US patents. He is a recipient of the Professional Achievement Award from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering (2019) and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT KGP (2021).