Sai Manoj Pudukotai Dinakarrao

Mason Electrical and Computer Engineering assistant professor Sai Manoj
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Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Phone: 703-993-5083
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 3247

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Sai Manoj Pudukotai Dinakarrao, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mason, received a BTech degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur, India, in 2010; an MTech in information technology with a specialization in networking and communication from International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, India, in 2012; and PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2015. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at TU Wien in Vienna, Austria, between 2015 and 2017. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher and research assistant professor at George Mason University in 2017 and 2018.

Pudukotai Dinakarrao’s research interests include hardware security, adversarial machine learning, Internet of Things networks, deep learning in resource-constrained environments, in-memory computing, accelerator design, algorithms, design of self-aware many-core microprocessors, and resource management in many-core microprocessors. He was a recipient of The Young Research Fellow Award in the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2013. His student won the Xilinx Open Hardware Contest 2017 (Student Category).

His works won best paper awards in top-tier conferences like ICDM and ICCE and were also nominated for best paper awards in conferences like DATE and ICCAD.


  • PhD, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
  • MTech, Information Technology, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore
  • BTech, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur