Srinivas Katkoori

S. Katkoori


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Dr. Srinivas Katkoori received his doctoral degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1998. In Fall 1997, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL as an assistant professor. In 2004, he is tenured and promoted as an associate professor. His research interests are in the general area of VLSI CAD Algorithms and Design Methodologies. Specific research areas include: high level synthesis, low power synthesis, FPGA synthesis, and Radiation Tolerant CAD for FPGAs. Dr. Katkoori is a recipient of 2001 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. Besides NSF, his research sponsors include Honeywell, NASA JPL, and Florida I4 High Tech Corridor Initiative. He is the recipient of the inaugural 2002 - 2003 University of South Florida Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award. He is the recipient of 2005 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award from the IEEE Florida Council (Region 3). He serves on technical committees of several VLSI conferences and as a peer reviewer for several VLSI journals. To date, he has advised 9 PhD students and 28 MS students. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He holds one US Patent (6,963,217). Dr. Katkoori is a senior member of ACM and IEEE.

Research Interests

VLSI design and CAD; embedded systems; hardware security; FPGA synthesis

Teaching Interests

CMOS VLSI design; electronic design automation; hardware security; computer system design; VLSI testing and fault tolerance


PhD in Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati (1998)
BS in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Osmania University (1992)

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Grant for the CREST Program (2023)
  • Current Vice Chair, IFIP WG 10.5 (Design and Engineering of Electronic Systems) (2015)
  • USF Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher Award (2013)
  • USF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (2007)
  • National-level IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award (2005)
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, IEEE Florida Council Award (R3) (2005)
  • USF Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award (2003)
  • Faculty Early Career Development Grant (CAREER), National Science Foundation (2001)
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Honorable Mention, ECECS Department, University of Cincinnati (1998)