This article is published in the May 2024 issue.

Theo Drane (Intel) Joins CRA-Industry Council

By Helen V. Wright, Manager, CRA-I

headshot of Theo DraneCRA-Industry (CRA-I) is delighted to announce that Theo Drane (Intel) has joined the CRA-I Council. He joins a growing list of Council members, led by CRA-I Council Chair Divesh Srivastava (AT&T), that will continue to work closely with the CRA-I Steering Committee to identify future committee directions, connect with the community, and achieve the goals of CRA-I.

“Theo is a passionate advocate for joint academic/industrial PhDs, and we look forward to Theo helping CRA-I build strong bridges between computing research in industry and academia,” said Srivastava. 

Dr. Theo Drane is a Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation where he founded and runs the Numerical Hardware and System Level Design Group within Intel Graphics. He worked for the Datapath consultancy, Arithmatica, after completing a Mathematics degree from the University of Cambridge. Moving to Imagination Technologies, he founded their Datapath team while studying for a PhD at Imperial College London’s Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department. After a stint within Cadence Design System’s Logic Synthesis division, Genus, he joined Intel’s 3D Compute and Graphics division. His Intel team is an applied research group acting as an internal consultancy working within the division and Intel at large. The group focuses on all aspects of architecting, implementing, optimizing and formally verifying math intensive hardware and system level design in general. The group offers and promotes ‘Acadustrial’ PhDs – simultaneous full time industrial employment and PhD enrollment; driving knowledge creation and transfer. Dr. Drane has served as Program co-Chair for IEEE International Symposium on Computer Arithmetic.

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Welcome, Theo!