keynote speaker

Mukesh V. Khare


Technology Innovation for the AI Era

There are fundamental paradigm shifts arising from the stalled scaling of technology nodes. Additionally, it is often advantageous to design compute, memory, and I/O in different nodes in order to optimize for cost and features. Concurrently, cognitive systems are becoming dis-aggregated with diverse compute elements. And finally, low latency and high-bandwidth interconnectivity between components are becoming increasingly critical to AI system performance. Heterogeneous Integration can not only address these challenges, but it does so very effectively, while delivering the key requirements of the AI era.


Bio: Dr. Mukesh V. Khare is Vice President at IBM Research, driving IBM’s computing hardware research agenda.  In his current role, he and his team of more than 1000 researchers worldwide are re-defining the future of computing for the next generation workloads such as AI, Machine Learning, High-Performance Computing and their delivery through Hybrid Cloud. 

Throughout his career, Dr. Khare helped build and drive collaborative research alliances in the semiconductor industry to push the state of the art and most recently championed the formation of AI Hardware Center to drive innovations in AI technologies through collaboration. Dr. Khare has led research, development and implementation of several innovative technologies such as high-k metal gate and FinFET with significant value to IBM and research alliance partners.

Dr. Khare is a recipient of IBM Corporate Award and Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for his accomplishments and is IBM Distinguished Engineer. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and serves on the advisory boards of several research focused entities. Dr. Khare served as the General Chair of the 2018 Symposia on VLSI Technology, has co-authored more than 100 research papers and holds several U.S. and international patents.

Dr. Khare began his career at IBM in 1998 after finishing his M.S, M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. A proud father of two and the husband of an architect, Dr. Khare is a strong advocate of diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace through sponsoring initiatives such as PowerUp for women engineers.