Sr. Research Scientist, NVIDIA
Siddhartha (Sid) Nath is currently a Sr. Research Scientist at NVIDIA Corp. His research interests include improving digital implementation runtime and PPA metrics using advanced machine learning techniques and EDA optimization. His recent work on using Transformers for netlist optimization has gained immense interest among VLSI / EDA researchers and practitioners. Prior to NVIDIA, Sid worked at Synopsys Inc. where he has led several ML in EDA optimization efforts and deployed successful products. His work on pre-route delay optimization was the first ML-driven product to be used for tape-out by top semiconductor companies at 7nm and below nodes. Sid earned his Ph.D in Computer Science and Engineering from UC San Diego and has over 30 publications at top EDA/VLSI conferences and journals, best paper nomination and best paper award at ISPD 2021. He also holds five granted US patents as well as several more in the pipeline.