Prith Banerjee is senior vice president of research at HP and director of HP Labs. Prior to joining HP he served as the dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. He was the founder, chairman, and chief scientist of BINACHIP Inc. In 2000 he founded AccelChip Inc, which was sold to Xilinx in 2006. Prith is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
SM: Let’s start by reviewing your background. Could you set some context for your switch from academia to HP?
PB: I started my career in academia. After getting my PhD from the University of Illinois, I stayed at the university as a professor. I served in academia for 22 years, first at the University of Illinois and later at Northwestern. >>>