Biography: Ruchir Puri is an IBM Fellow at Thomas J Watson Research Center, Yorktown Hts, NY where his efforts have focused on high performance design and methodology solutions for all of IBM's enterprise server and system chip designs. Most recently, he lead the design methodology innovations for IBM's latest Power7 and zEnterprise microprocessors and is currently leading design methodology research efforts on future processors. Ruchir has received numerous IBM awards including the highest technical honor – IBM Fellow, which was awarded for his transformational role in microprocessor design methodology. In addition, he has received “Best of IBM” awards in both 2011 and 2012 and IBM Corporate Award from IBM's CEO, and several IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement awards. Dr. Puri is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of IBM Academy of Technology and IBM Master Inventor, an ACM Distinguished Speaker and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He is recipient of SRC outstanding mentor award and has been an adjunct professor at Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, NY and was also honored with John Von-Neumann Chair at Institute of Discrete Mathematics at Bonn University, Germany.