Ganesh Hegde received his Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pune, India in 2005. From 2005-2007, he worked at AirTight Networks, Inc where he was involved in software development for the products that AirTight was creating for Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention. This stint was followed by a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University. For his Master's thesis, he worked on generating and optimizing Tight Binding (TB) parameters for different semiconducting materials at different temperatures. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Electrical engineering at Purdue jointly under Gerhard Klimeck and Alejandro Strachan.
His immediate focus is studying the energetics and electronic structure of III-V/Oxide interfaces that arise in III-V CMOS devices. His interests can broadly be classified as being in materials issues in electronic devices. In particular, he is interested in defects, impurities and their characterization via computational modeling.