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Sidhartha Thakur

Objective

Areas of Interest

Age / Sex / Nationality
24 / Male / Indian

Professional Experience
Name of the Company From Till Designation
IBM India Pvt Ltd Sep 2007 Date R & D Engineer
LSI Technologies India Pvt Ltd Jan 2007 June 2007 Intern, Product Certification
Advanced Systems Lab, DRDO May 2005 July 2005 Intern, System Integration
Academic Qualifications
Examination Year Board / University %/CGPA
B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation 2007 BITS Pilani 9.08/10.0
Class XII 2003 Board of Intermediate Education A.P. 97.4 %
Class X 2001 CBSE 89.8 %
Professional Synopsys
IBM India Pvt Ltd. Bangalore
R & D Engineer, System & Technology Group (STG), ISTEL
September 2007 – Till Date
• Functional Verification of the Z Server IO SOC.
• Functional Verification of the Z Server Next Generation IO SOC.
• Logic Design and Simulation of System Z Coupling Chip.

LSI Technologies India Pvt Ltd.
Bangalore
Intern , Product Certification
January 2007 – June 2007
• Interoperability of Engenio Storage Devices.

Advanced Systems Laboratory, DRDO Hyderabad
Intern , System Integration
May 2005- July 2005
• Design and Implementation of a 32-bit CRC module in Verilog HDL.

Academic Experience
Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, Rajasthan
Duration : January 2006 – May 2006
• Lab Assistant, Oyster (VLSI CAD) Lab, Analog & Digital VLSI Design.
• Helped out student at the lab work.
• Created a website for the Lab.

Select Projects’ Description
Functional Verification of Z Server IO Chip IBM-STG
Duration : November 2007 – May 2008 (7 Months)
• Functional Verification of advanced IO chip for IBM Mainframe Servers.
• Used Random Simulation Methodology and Cycle Simulation.
• Handled the verification of assigned unit on the chip by writing Drivers and Checkers in
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C++.
• Carried out debug of the existing Environment and Design efficiently.
• Worked with the Team in USA across time-zones to accomplish the successful completion
of the project in phases.

Functional Verification of Z Server next generation IO Chip IBM-
STG
Duration : June 2008 – October 2008
• Planning the verification for the next generation IO chip for IBM Mainframe servers.
• Creating the Test Matrix and Work Matrix for the verification plan to be put in place.
• Creation of Verification Plan and Developing Verification Environment.

Design of a Coupling Chip for next generation Z Server IBM-STG
Duration : October 2008 – Till Date
• Participated in discussions to decide the Architecture for the block.
• Worked to device the high-level design for the block.
Worked to finalize the low-level design for the block.
• VHDL Coding to meet the desired specifications.
Working with teams in Germany and USA, across time-zones towards a fully functional
and a very efficient chip.
• Was accountable for the entire register address space in the block.
• Created a simulation environment using PERL interface to the design, and performed
Robust Designer Simulation before handing the design over to the verification team.
• Acquired a system level knowledge to handle bug fixes and other hardware defects for
unit level and chip level simulation.

Interoperability of Engenio Storage Devices LSI
Duration : January 2006 – July 2006
• Worked with the Interoperability team to check the interoperability of Engenio Storage
Devices with third party vendor products.
• Worked on Fiber Channel protocol.
• Worked to test the Host Bus Adapters from Servers with Network Switches.
• Won appreciation from Manager for my conduct and performance.
• Secured ‘A’ Grade which is the highest Grade possible for the project and carried a weight
of 20 credits towards calculating my final CGPA.

Design and Implementation of a 32-bit CRC module in Verilog HDL ASL,DRDO
Duration : May 2005 – July 2005
• Designed a 32-bit CRC module in Verilog for data integrity checking.
• Learnt Verilog to successfully complete the project.
• Won appreciation form the Scientist In-Charge.
• Secured ‘A’ Grade which is the highest Grade possible for the project and carried a weight
of 5 credits towards calculating my final CGPA.

ZIGBEE : Advanced Encryption Standards Engine BITS Pilani
Duration : January 2006 – May 2006
• Hardware implementation of AES Encryption (128) Standard engine..
• Work was to aimed at aiding the low power wireless sensor network according to ZIGBEE.
• MAC layer security suites supported by AES.
• Low memory usage by dynamic data generation at each step of the algorithm.
• Developed the complete engine by coding in Verilog.
• Secured ‘A’ Grade which is the highest Grade possible for the project and carried a weight
of 5 credits towards calculating my final CGPA.

Design and Implementation of a RISC processor BITS Pilani
Duration : January 2006 – May 2006
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• Aim was to develop a low power processor.
• Coding was done in Verilog for various modules.
• Magma tools were used to do the timing analysis.
• The entire code was downloaded onto an FPGA to check the functionality.
• Secured ‘A’ Grade which is the highest Grade possible for the project and carried a weight
of 5 credits towards calculating my final CGPA.

Academic Achievements
• Accepted for the Undergraduate Programme at BITS Pilani. (Acceptance rate in
BITS is very low and the student selectivity < 2.08% in 2007. An average acceptance
rate of 2.9 per cent, which compares favorably with its 96.3 % normalized cut-off in
2003.)
• Batch Topper with a 10/10 GPA in the 8th semester during my course-work in
BITS Pilani 2007-2008. Highest possible GPA in the 8th semester in a batch of 900
students.

• Recipient, Pratibha Scholarship Awards 2004; Was awarded the prestigious Pratibha
Scholarship Award in 2003 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh for academic
excellence in the State’s Higher Secondary Education Curriculum and performance in
various National-Level common entrance tests.
• State 11th Rank, 11th and 12th Intermediate Public Examinations - Andhra Pradesh,
20021– 2003. The aggregate score achieved was 974/1000. This was the 11th highest
overall mark obtained in the entire state. Around 13 lakh candidates appeared for this
examination.

• College Campus Topper, 11th and 12th Intermediate Public Examinations - Andhra
Pradesh, 2001 – 2003. A total of 200 students from Nalanda Junior College ( IIT-JEE
Campus) appeared for IPE 2001 – 2003. This was the 4th overall mark obtained in the
entire college of around 8000 students.
• School 4th Topper, 10th CBSE Board Examinations 2001. A total of 150 students from
N. St. Mathews Public School appeared for 10th CBSE Board Examinations in 2001.

• 100% marks in Mathematics in 11th and 12th Intermediate Public Examinations –
Andhra Pradesh, 2001 –2003. Around 13 lakh candidates appeared for this
examination.

• 100% marks in Physics in 11th and 12th Intermediate Public Examinations –
Andhra Pradesh, 2001 –2003. Around 13 lakh candidates appeared for this
examination.

• 100% marks in Chemistry in 11th and 12th Intermediate Public Examinations –
Andhra Pradesh, 2001 –2003. Around 13 lakh candidates appeared for this
examination.

• Undergraduate Academic Performance at BITS Pilani – Number of Units Completed
(159), Cumulative CGPA (9.08/10.0), Division (Distinction).

• Relevant Course Work during Undergraduation :
 First Semester 2003-04: Mathematics I (B), Chemistry I (A), General Biology
(B), Physics I (A),Thermodynamics (C), Workshop Practice (B).
 Second Semester 2003-04: Chemistry II (B), Physics II (A), Computer
Programming I (B),Engineering Graphics (A), Mathematics II (B), Probability &
Statistics (A).
 First Semester 2004-05: Mathematics III (C), Measurement Techniques I (A),
Electrical Sciences I (B), Computer Programming II (B), Mechanics of Solids (B),

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Technical Report Writing (A), Graphs and Networks (B).
 Second Semester 2004-05: Principles of Management (A), Measurement
Techniques II (A), Electrical Sciences II (B), Structure & Properties of Materials
(B), Circuits and Signals (B), Microprocessor Programming & Interfacing (B),
Image Processing (B).
 Summer Term 2004-05: Practice School I (A).

 First Semester 2005-06: Electronic Devices & Integrated Circuits (B), Digital
Electronics & Computer Organization (A), Transducers & Measurement Systems
(A), Microelectronic Circuits (A), Control Systems (a), Optimization (B).
 Second Semester 2005-06: Industrial Instrumentation & Control (A), Analog
Electronics (A), Analog & Digital VLSI Design (A), Electronic Instrumentation &
Instrumentation Technology (A), Operational Research (A), Numerical Analysis
(A), Power Electronics (B).
 First Semester 2006-07: Computer Project (A), Lab Oriented Project (A),
Advanced VLSI Design (B).
 Second Semester 2006-07: Practice School II (A).

• Class XII Academic Performance – English (93/100), Sanskrit (97/100), Mathematics
(150/150), Physics (90/90), Chemistry (90/90).

• Class XI Academic Performance – English (88/100), Sanskrit (96/100), Mathematics
(150/150), Physics (90/90), Chemistry (90/90).

• Class X Academic Performance - Mathematics (97/100), Science (Physics, Chemistry
and Biology) (96/100), Hindi (second language) (94/100).

Positions of Responsibilities & Leadership
• Promotion within 2 years of joining IBM. Joined IBM during September 2007, and was
one of the very few people to be promoted to a higher band level within 2 years of joining the
company. Was ranked high by the Manager and the team in areas of team-building, team-work and
communication.

• Vice President, Blue Expression Toastmasters Club, IBM. Toastmasters Club is an
international movement that encourages people to inculcate communication and leadership skills.
Helped charter a new Toastmasters’ Club in IBM Manyata Business Park Campus, Bangalore.
Currently working to build the club as the Vice President, Membership.

• Secretary/Treasurer and Volunteer, FOCA-Friends for a Cause. This is a group of
closely knit people working towards a humane society where harmony prevails. We
believe in creating a society where all individuals are able to realize their fullest potential
and are Self-reliant. (1) Instrumental in driving this non-formal group towards registering
as a recognized NGO. (2) Organized painting competitions for children from different
special (deaf/dumb/dropouts/orphans) schools and other orphanages in Bangalore. Part
of a team of 5 that organized this painting competition in which almost 80 children
participated.

• Senior Core Member, Department of Sponsorship and Marketing at BITS Pilani.
(1) Worked in a team of 40 students towards generation of a record sponsorship amount
of Rs.23 lakhs for the Institute’s Cultural festival OASIS (12 lakhs) and the Technical
festival APOGEE (11 lakhs). Around 1200 participants from colleges all over India
participate in OASIS while APOGEE attracts around 700 participants from colleges all over
India. (2) Conceptualized the idea of simplifying communication during a cultural festival
by the use of a unique SMS portal and oversaw its implementation during OASIS 2005
and 2006. (3) Helped organize several Invited Lectures & Panel Discussions during
APOGEE 2007.

• School Pupil Leader, NSM Public School. Chosen by the Principal of the school and a
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Panel of senior Teachers to lead a 16 member student school cabinet of N. St. Mathews
Public School, Vijayawada, 2000-2001. Proudly represented the School Flag in all the
inter-school and intra-school events. Was responsible to lead a team of students to take
part in the prestigious Montfort Sports and Games Competitions (Annual Sports Meet of
the Montfort Institutions) as well as the Montfort Literary and Cultural
competitions(Annual Event), where about 8-12 schools with over 500 students
participated.

• Vice-Captain, Green (Bose) House. Was the vice-captain of the Green House at N St.
Mathews Public School, 1999-2000. Lead a team of students to take part in various
sports and games activities as well as literary and cultural events.

• Treasurer, Utkal Samajh BITS Pilani. Performed the duties of the Treasurer for Utkal
Samajh, Orissa association in BITS Pilani) for the year 2004-2005. Organized a
traditional grub for students at BITS leading a team of 15 individuals from diverse
backgrounds and coordinating with constant interaction and working with the team.

Co-Curricular Achievements
• Best Application Project (Overall), APOGEE 2005. Won the First Prize in the ‘Project
with the Best Application” category during APOGEE 2005, an all India intercollegiate
technical festival of BITS Pilani. Devised a Labview model with 2 other team members for
a remote laboratory. Using this model, one could perform simple laboratory experiments
remotely without being physically present in the lab. This same project was improved and
it again won the Best Application Project during APOGEE 2006 also.

• Certificate of Honor, Instrumentation Forum, BITS Pilani 2005. Was awarded the
certificate of Honor by the Instrumentation Forum, BITS Pilani in 2005 for exhibiting
innovative skills in working for the project title ‘Remote Labs’ for APOGEE 2005.

• Second, QUINTRONICS- The Electronics Quiz, APOGEE 2005. Secured Second Place
in ‘Quintronics’ the electronic quiz competition during APOGEE 2005. This competition
boasts of participation by over 50 participants from nearly 15 schools.

• Second, VIRTUOSITY, APOGEE 2005. Secured the Second Place in the Virtuosity
competition during APOGEE 2005, which showcases the use of the LABVIEW tools, by
National Instruments.

• Second, QUINTRONICS- The Electronics Quiz, APOGEE 2006. Secured Second Place
in ‘Quintronics’ the electronic quiz competition during APOGEE 2006. This competition
boasts of participation by over 50 participants from nearly 15 schools.

• Award for General Proficiency, NSM Public School, 2001. Won the ‘General
Proficiency’ award for the year 2000-2001 , N St. Mathews Public School. This award is
given to a single student in every class every year based on his/her performance
amongst his class in various activities ranging from sports to literary and cultural events
as well as well behavior in class and excellence in academics.

• Best Out-Going Student, NSM Public School, 2001. This is the most prestigious
award that is presented to only one student from the entire out-going batch of students
for his/her excellence in academics and literary and cultural and sports activities as well
as well behavior in class and excellence in academics. The Student receiving this award is
nominated by the Principal and the Panel of Senior Teachers.

• Technical Skills Acquired: Platforms: DOS, Windows 2000/XP, Solaris 8, AIX.
Programming Languages: C, C++, VHDL, Verilog. VLSI Design Tools: Modelsim,
Leonardo Spectrum, FPGA Advantage, Design Architect, Magma, Altera-Quartus II, ELDO
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Spice, IC Station, Cadence Virtuoso.

Extra Curricular Achievements
• Member, BITS Alumni Association – Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership
(BITSAA-CEL). Volunteered to head a 3 member team from BITSAA-CEL to launch a
series of Entrepreneurial Lectures and Sessions in Bangalore, in alignment with the
BITSAA Silicon Valley Chapter.

• Volunteer, On-Demand Community, IBM. Active volunteer in the IBM On-Demand
community, which is an IBM Global initiative towards Corporate Social Responsibility.

• Volunteer, Hemophilia Society of India (HFI, Bangalore Chapter). Volunteer with
HFI Bangalore in organizing their regular awareness camps and other medical camps.
Interacting with children and other patients and help spread awareness about the
condition.

• Volunteer, Dream A Dream. Dream A Dream is a NGO that aims at working with not so
privileged children in our society. This NGO aims at empowering vulnerable children in
our society by developing life skills, and sensitizing the community through active
volunteering. As volunteer, helped organize the annual summer camp for the children
“Dream Summer Camp -2008” and worked with international volunteers to achieve the
central aim of the organization.

• Volunteer, Sheila Kotwal Institute for the Deaf (SKID Bangalore). Volunteer at
SKID to help the teachers on Saturdays to teach the special (deaf/dumb) children. Help
the children in understanding curriculum that varies form science to computers.

• Volunteer, National Seminar on meeting Communication Challenges at
Workplace, BITS Pilani 2004. Volunteered for the BITS Languages Group to help
organize and conduct the National Seminar on meeting Communication Challenged at
Workplace during September 2004.

• Volunteer, Elite Athlete Management, Sunfeast World 10K Marathon, Bangalore.
Volunteered in the ‘Elite Athlete Management’ section for the Sunfeast World 10K
marathon that was held in Bangalore during May 2008. Had an enriching experience in
dealing with all the International Athletes, likes of Paul Tergat, who were present to
participate in the event. Was nominated person in charge of the timing device data
collection responsible to take the official timings from the ‘timing booth’ to the official
scorers/announcing booth.

• Organizer, Oasis 2003 through to 2006. Oasis is the annual cultural festival of BITS
Pilani. This festival is one of the most awaited festivals across Universities. About 1200
students from nearly 70 different colleges participate in this event. Worked as a
volunteer, Group Leader, Core Member and Senior Core Member for the Department of
Sponsorship and Marketing for Oasis 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 respectively. Involved
in creating Sponsorship brochures and talking to various companies to get sponsorship
for the event. Was responsible for setting up the Sponsorship & Marketing Booth
throughout the events where certain activities like sale of tickets for various events and
sale of souvenir T-shirts and other merchandises were sold for visiting out-station
participants.

• Organizer, APOGEE 2004 through to 2006. APOGEE is the annual technical festival
of BITS Pilani. This festival attracts students from various Universities across the
countries, and brings students from different background who showcase their expertise.
Worked as a volunteer, Group Leader, Core Member and Senior Core Member for the
Department of Sponsorship and Marketing for APOGEE 2004, 2005 and 2006

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respectively. Creating Sponsorship brochures and talking to various companies to get
sponsorship for the event. The involved activities also included handling the delegates
from different Sponsoring companies during the Festival. Ensuring that the corresponding
posters and banners are properly displayed in due course of the events.

• Participant, Dance Workshop, First Semester 2007, BITS Pilani. Participated in
the annual Dance Club, BITS Pilani event for the first semester 2007 ‘Dance Workshop’
and staged a performance in various types of dances ranging from Tango, Charleston,
Austrian Folk Dance, Jive and Waltz.

• Participant, Table Tennis (Junior Singles / Doubles) at the regional CBSE
Nationals. Represented the School in the intra-school CBSE National Table Tennis
Tournament 1999-2000. Lead of a 3 member team for the Junior Boys segment
(Singles/Doubles) in the CBSE National Table Tennis tournament, 1999-2000.

• Participant, Little Flower Junior College Silver Jubilee Quiz Competition 1999-
2000.

• Participant, FUN360, IBM – STG. Member/Participant of the FUN360 team that is
responsible for conducting small events every Friday, aimed at having fun at the
workplace and provide relaxation to the employees.

Reference
• Name: Professor S. Gurunarayanan
Designation: Dean Admissions, Dean FD-II, BITS-Pilani
Email: sguru@bits-pilani.ac.in
Web : http://discovery.bits-pilani.ac.in/discipline/eee/sguru/

• Name: Dr. Mrs. Anu Gupta, Assistant Professor, BITS-Pilani
Email: anug@bits-pilani.ac.in
Web : http://discovery.bits-pilani.ac.in/discipline/eee/agupta/index.html

• Name: Dhishankar Sengupta
Designation: Senior Interoperability Engineer, Test Lead
Company: LSI Technologies India Pvt Ltd
Email: dhishankar.sengupta@lsi.com
Webpage: http://www.lsi.com/about_lsi/index.html
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Other Information

Email ID: sidzinbox@gmail.com

Hobbies and Interests :
Reading: I like reading and consider myself to be an avid reader. I like reading all kinds of
books, fiction, non-fictions as well as those pertaining to science. My favorite books include My
Family and Other Animals (Gerry Durrell), On The Road, Phantoms in the Brain, The Kite
Runner, The Road, Absurdistan, Emergency et al.
Sports: Playing Table Tennis and Soccer, Watching Tennis.
Travel.
Food.
Movies.
Music.
Internet/Technology.
Blogging.
Photography.
Entrepreneurship.
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Personal Information
Present Address: Permanent:
Flat # G-4 Sixcon Apartments Flat-no.: 404
41,Srinivagilu Main Road Shree Towers, RK Hostel Road
Inner Ring Road, Ejipura Signal Khallikote College, Brahmapur
Bangalore - 560047, INDIA Orissa-760001, INDIA.
Tel: +91-99160-27694 Tel: +91-866-2220916

Date Of Birth: 25th April 1985.
Languages: English, Hindi, Oriya and Telugu.

Declaration:
I hereby declare that the information provided above is true to the best of my knowledge.

Date: September 1, 2009
Place: Bangalore (Sidhartha Thakur)

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