brought up in Mumbai, Rajit went to the Bombay International
School until 10th standard and then DG Ruparel College. He was
at IIT Bombay for two years in the Computer Science and Engineering
department and was transferred to the California Institute of
Technology (Caltech) where he completed his BS, MS and PhD degrees
in Computer Science.
He joined the Cornell faculty in 1998, where he was one of
the founders of its Computer Systems Laboratory. Currently,
Rajit works an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer
Engineering and a member of the graduate fields of Computer
Science and Applied Mathematics.
"My research interests are in asynchronous systems,
and my group works on low power asynchronous processors, asynchronous
field-programmable gate arrays, and fault-tolerant electronics,"
According to the TR magazine, Rajit has been noticed
for his enhancement of the chip. An onboard clock harmonises
the different functions of a computer chip. He speeds up chips
and lowers power consumption by removing the clock. His signature
chips are 10 times more energy efficient than earlier clockless
Along with some of his former students, Rajit has started
a company (Achronix Semiconductor) to commercialise some of
the results of their completed projects.