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consultant , computer engineering educator

Jacob A. Abraham, Indian, American computer engineering educator, consultant. Achievements include 1 patent. Recipient Best Paper award Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Emanuel R. Piore award, 2005, Computing Machinery Design Automation Conference, 1993.


Abraham, Jacob A. was born on December 8, 1948 in Kerala, India. Came to the United States, 1970. Son of Jacob and Annamma (Chacko) Abraham.


Bachelor of Science, University Kerala, 1970. Master of Science, Stanford University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1974.


Acting assistant professor, Stanford University, California, 1974-1975;assistant professor computer engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1975-1980;associate professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1980-1983;professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1983-1988;professor and Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering #8, University Texas, Austin, since 1988;director Computer Engineering Research Center, University Texas, Austin, since 1989. Consultant Aerospace Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, General Electric, GTE, Hewlett-Packard Company, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Intel, Sperry, since 1979. Director research program in reliable very large scale integration architectures University of Illinois, 1984-1988.


  • Achievements include 1 patent.


  • Other Work

    • Associate editor JETTA, since 1992. Advisory editor Asken Associates Public, 1987-1989. Contributor over 200 articles to professional conferences, journals and books.


Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (associate editor transactions on computer-aided design of integrated circuits and systems 1984-1986, associate editor transactions on very large scale integration systems 1992-1993, chair Computer Science Technology Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing, 1991-1992). Fellow Association Computing Machinery, Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: flying (instrument-rated pilot), tennis, backpacking.


Married Ruth Anne Dick, July 19, 1975. Children– Nathan Thomas, Sarah Anne.

Jacob Abraham

Annamma (Chacko) Abraham

Ruth Anne Dick

Nathan Thomas Abraham

Sarah Anne Abraham