Sanjay J. Patel

Sanjay J. Patel portrait
Sanjay J. Patel

Sanjay J. Patel

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Home Page

Research Interests:

High-performance processor design, including massively many-core processors and parallel programming models, such as GPUs


Sanjay J. Patel is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Willett Faculty Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He has done architecture, hardware verification, logic design and performance modeling at Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel Corporation and HAL Computer Systems, as well as provided consultation for Transmeta, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, HAL, Intel and AGEIA Technologies.  From 2004 through 2008, he served as the Chief Architect and Chief Technology Officer at AGEIA Technologies, prior to its acquisition by NVIDIA Corp. He recently co-founded NUVIXA, which is exploring novel video technology.

Patel earned his Bachelor (1990), Master of Science (1992) and Ph.D. (1999) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

He is the co-author (with Yale N. Patt of The University of Texas at Austin) of an introductory textbook for computer science and engineering students, titled "Introduction to Computing Systems: From Bits and Gates to C and Beyond," which is now available in its second edition from McGraw-Hill.