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Dinesh K. Bhatia

Professor and Department Head
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor (affiliated)
Department of Computer Science

Professor (affiliated)
Department of Bioengineering

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
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University of Texas at Dallas
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Dinesh Bhatia is a faculty member in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. He directs research activities within the IDEA Lab.

His research investigations have spanned in the areas of high-performance computing, healthcare & medical devices, and power and energy systems. He has published extensively in the field of Architecture and Computer-Aided Design for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). He has served on technical program committees of several international conferences related to FPGAs, field-programmable technology, and system-level design using FPGAs. He has experience in building large scale custom computing and embedded systems. These include principal designer and investigator for RACE system for Wright Laboratories of USAF, principal investigator for DARPA funded REACT program, and several more. In the area of power and energy systems, he has primarily worked in the areas related to power converters. Recent research has resulted in breakthrough results and founding of a startup company, Cirasys Corporation. Cirasys has received initial funding from NSF, UT System, and Texas Emerging Technology Fund. In the areas of medical devices and healthcare, he is an architect of several patient monitoring solutions. These telemedicine systems gather a patient’s vital and contextual data using low power wireless solutions. The data is transmitted to electronic health records for storage, analysis, and assisting in decisions for caregivers and healthcare providers.

He has served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Computers, has served as general chair for International Conference on Body Sensor Networks, and was IEEE Circuits and Systems society’s distinguished lecturer for 2007-2008. He has served on Technical Program committees of several conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE, ACM, Eta Kappa Nu, and the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.

He is experienced in IP litigation and has participated in technology evaluation for startup and small businesses.

IDEA Research Laboratory

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Current Research Focus:

Architecture and Computer-Aided Design for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), Reconfigurable Computing, Custom Computing Systems, and domain-specific architectures supporting AI Systems.

Medical Electronics, Personal Medical Devices, AI in Medicine

Power Electronics, Embedded Systems.

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Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas