Rakshith Saligram


Office: 2305 ICSRL

KACB, 266 Ferst Dr NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

I am a Graduate Research Assistant pursuing my PhD under Prof. Arijit Raychowdhury at the ICSRL at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. My current research focus is on Cryogenic VLSI Circuits where I build and test circuits operating at ultra low temperatures (-270 Celsius!!). I also work on building models and creating TCAD structures to predict the circuit behavior at these temperatures. Most of my work is aimed to achieve better performance, but these circuits are necessary for building Quantum Computers in the future.

I am an Electronics Engineer with Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from B.M.S College of Engineering and worked as a faculty for 1 year. I then graduated with MS Honors in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California Los Angeles and worked as Graphics Hardware Engineer at Intel Corporation in Folsom California for more than 2 years.

I am a fan of Carnatic Classical Music in both vocal and instrumental form and listen to them in my free time. I also enjoy cooking and baking.

I am looking for Academic/Faculty Positions. Please feel free to browse through my website to know more about my work and reach out for a copy of my Research Statement.


Sep 17, 2023 Cryogenic Compute in Memory Work Accepted for IEDM 2023.
Feb 22, 2023 Rakshith nominated for Colonel Oscar P. Cleaver Awards for Outstanding Dissertation Proposal.
Feb 20, 2023 Rakshith gave a Guest Lecture to the ECE Quantum Computing Devices and Hardware Class.
May 31, 2022 Rakshith nominated to EDS PhD Fellowship.
May 12, 2022 Rakshith to present “Dual Temperature Memory Hierarchy” Work through IMEC at Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) 2022.
May 12, 2022 Rakshith completed Ph.D Proposal Examination.
Apr 22, 2022 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Proposal selected for Final Round
Apr 22, 2022 Rakshith gave a talk at Microsoft Corp. on Cryogenic CMOS for High Performance Computing
Apr 11, 2022 Rakshith organized GT-IMEC Collaboration Meeting at Georgia Tech between IMEC USA Nanoelectronics Research Center and ECE Faculties.
Mar 31, 2022 Multibit per Cell SiGe Floating body RAM work accepted for VLSI-2022
Oct 16, 2021 Rakshith to join as Research Intern at IMEC USA Nanoelectronics Research Center for Summer and Fall 2022.
Oct 4, 2021 Rakshith gave a talk at IMEC on Cryogenic CMOS for High Performance Computing
Jul 17, 2021 Pseudo Static 1T Capacitorless DRAM work accepted for IEDM-2021
May 25, 2021 CryoMem paper presented at CICC-2021 invited for SSCL Special Issue.
Jan 11, 2021 CryoMem-2T Gain Cell based EDRAM work accepted for CICC-2021

selected publications

  1. Conference
    Cool-CIM: Cryogenic Operation of Analog Compute-In-Memory for Improved Power-Efficiency
    Wei-Chun Wang, Rakshith Saligram, Sudarshan Sharma, Minah Lee, Amol Gaidhane, and 4 more authors
    In IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) Dec 2023
  2. Conference
    Pseudo Static 1T Capacitorless DRAM using 22nm FDSOI for Cryogenic Cache Memory
    Wriddhi Chakraborty, Rakshith Saligram, Aniket Gupta, Matthew San Jose, Khandker Akif Aabrar, and 4 more authors
    In IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) Dec 2021
  3. Journal
    Performance Analysis of Digital Standard Cells for 28nm Bulk CMOS at Cryogenic Temperature using BSIM models
    Rakshith Saligram, Ningyuan Cao, Wriddhi Chakraborty, Yu Cao, Suman Datta, and 1 more author
    IEEE Journal of Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits Dec 2021
  4. Journal
    Scaled Back-End Of Line Interconnects at Cryogenic Temperatures
    Rakshith Saligram, Suman Datta, and Arijit Raychowdhury
    IEEE Electron Device Letters Dec 2021
  5. Conference
    CryoMem: A 4K-300K 1.3GHz eDRAM Macro with Hybrid 2T-Gain-Cell in a 28nm Logic Process for Cryogenic Applications
    Rakshith Saligram, Suman Datta, and Arijit Raychowdhury
    In IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) Apr 2021
  6. Conference
    A 64-Bit Arm CPU at Cryogenic temperatures: Design Technology Co-Optimization for Power and Performance
    Rakshith Saligram, Divya Prasad, David Pietromonaco, Arijit Raychowdhury, and Brian Cline
    In IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) Apr 2021