Ram Narayan is a Consulting Member of Technical Staff in Oracle Labs. He is a member of the RAPID SoC Hardware Verification Team since January 2013. Prior to joining Oracle, Ram was a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Platform Emulation Team at Advanced Micro Devices. In this capacity, he was driving improvements to the pre-silicon emulation strategy to impact the post-silicon validation effort and reduce the time to market. Ram joined AMD from Mentor Graphics in 2010. As an Application Engineer at Mentor Graphics, he helped Mentor's customers realize their verification goals with a range of technologies including Simulation, Formal Verification, Assertion and Coverage Based Verification, Testbench Automation, Hardware Software Co-verification and Hardware Emulation. Ram has 26 patents granted in the US. Ram received a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering at The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1991 and an M.S. in Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in 1994.