C.P. Ravikumar is presently the Director of Talent Development at Texas Instruments, India. He is also an adjunct faculty at IIT Madras. Before joining TI India in 2001, Ravikumar was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (1991-2001). He also held a visiting position at the University of Southern California (1995-1996) and the position of Vice President (Training) at Controlnet India Pvt Ltd (2000-2001). He obtained his Ph.D. (Computer Engineering) from the University of Southern California (1991), M.E. in Computer Science with highest scores from Indian Institute of Science (1987) and B.E. in Electronics with a Gold Medal from Bangalore University (1983). He has published over 200 papers in leading International conferences and journals. He has 4 US patents in the area of VLSI Test. He founded the VLSI Design and Test Symposium (VDAT) and has been the General Chair of this event from its inception in 1998. He is the author/editor/coauthor of over 15 books in areas of VLSI and has contributed several book chapters. He has served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and has served on editorial board of the Journal of Electronic Testing ñ Theory and Applications and the Journal of Low Power Electronics. He has won the best paper award at IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design (2002) and VLSI Test Symposium (2005). He is a Senior Member of IEEE, honorary secretary of IEEE CAS Bangalore chapter which he founded, and the honorary secretary of VSI. He has served on the Execom of IEEE Bangalore Section (2017-2019).