Krishna V. Palem (* 1957) is an Indian- American computer scientist.
Palem earned his master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Texas at Austin in 1981 and received his doctorate there in 1986. He was from 1986 to 1994 at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center of IBM, where he worked on compilers probabilistic algorithms and Optimized. From 1994 he was at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University, where he directed the Laboratory for Real-time compilation and Instruction Level Parallelism Technologies ( REACT ILP), and from 1999 at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he became a professor, and from 2007 he was a professor at Rice University.
He has been a visiting professor in Singapore and at Caltech. At the Nanyang University in Singapore in 2007, he founded the Institute for Sustainable Nanoelectronics ( ISNE ), whose director he is. At the Courant Institute together with the CAR Group of Hewlett -Packard Labs and the University of Illinois (Impact Project) was the TRIMARAN system. Also as a result of the dissertation by Suren Talla on REACT ILP Laboratory of Courant software tools have been developed for the ease of design of configurable hardware of embedded systems, marketed in 2000 by Palem and other established company Proceler Inc. in Atlanta and its product architecture assembly.
Since 2002 he deals with processors that consume less energy, which cuts in the calculation accuracy to be accepted ( Probabilitstic CMOS, PCMOS ). In this context, his graduate student Lakshmi Chakrapani Probabilistic Boolean Logic (PBL ) developed.
In 2009 he received the W. Wallace McDowell Award.