Rajesh K. Gupta is a QUALCOMM professor in Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. Gupta chaired Department of Computer Science and Engineering for six years and continues to serve as Associate Director of the Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego. His research focus is on timing and energy issues in embedded systems. His past contributions include SystemC modeling and SPARK parallelizing high-level synthesis, both of which have been incorporated into industrial practice. He currently leads High-level Synthesis project under DARPA Circuit-Realization at Faster Time Scales (CRAFT) program. Earlier, he led NSF Expeditions on Variability, and DARPA-sponsored efforts under the Data Intensive Systems (DIS) and Power Aware Computing and Communications (PACC) programs on role of adaptation in energy efficient system architectures. Gupta is a Fellow of the IEEE.