Vinod Kathail is a Xilinx Fellow and the Chief Architect for the SDx Development Environment. He is also leading the company-wide focus on embedded vision including machine learning usage in edge and endpoint applications. He initiated the software programmability effort for the Zynq family, and developed and drove the adoption of SDSoC earlier on. Prior to joining Xilinx, Vinod was the founding CEO and later CTO of Synfora, a high-level synthesis startup. Vinod brings over 25 years of experience in heterogeneous programming environments, high-performance parallel and VLIW architectures, parallelizing compilers and high-level synthesis, working in both research labs (HP Labs) and startups.
Vinod received a B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from MANIT, Bhopal, a M. Tech in Computer Science from IIT, Kanpur and an ScD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He holds over 25 patents, and he has authored numerous research publications.