Paparao Kavalipati is a software developer and consultant on electronics design automation (EDA) products with expertise in formal verification, logic synthesis, and related technologies. He is currently employed at Tabula Inc. Prior to that, he was a member of the R&D team at major EDA vendors like Mentor Graphics Corp. and Synopsys Inc.
With more than 18 years of experience in the industry, Paparao delivered new features and improvements for a range of products that include programmable logic devices, timing constraint verification, assertion synthesis, RTL compilation, model checking, equivalence checking, and simulation.
Paparao also offers development services and solutions to startup companies. Working as an independent consultant, Paparao designed and developed a hybrid satisfiability engine for the verification of false paths and multi-cycle paths by formulating them as safety properties.
At Mentor Graphics, Paparao designed and implemented a high-level optimizer for assertion expressions, which benefited the 0in formal product in quickly verifying complex properties written in SVA and PSL. Paparao also contributed to the R&D efforts on low-power design verification, and synthesizing multi-clock SVA. At Synopsys, Paparao crafted various coding refinements to Magellan, Formality, and Scirocco products, covering a broad scope of projects on RTL synthesis, data path equivalence, and simulation speed-up.
His interests span a wide spectrum starting from fundamental algorithms, optimization methods, compilers, and automata theory as embedded in the art of electronics design and verification. Being an industrial researcher, he focuses on theoretical concepts that can relate well to pragmatic applications.
Attracted by the opportunities that Computing Reviews provides for continued learning, Paparao has been volunteering as a reviewer since 2008 and brings a practitioner’s point of view to the articles and books that he reads. He looks forward to keeping in touch with the technological and academic advances while rendering more reviews in the future.
Paparao received his master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1996.