Siva P. Gurrum is a member of the Group Technical Staff at Texas Instruments. He received his BTech degree in 1999 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, his MS in 2001 from the University of Maryland at College Park, and his PhD in 2006 from Georgia Institute of Technology, all in mechanical engineering. At TI, he has worked on thermal and thermo-mechanical analysis for semiconductor packages including modeling and characterization. He also has authored and coauthored more than 20 papers, has written one book chapter, and holds five U.S. patents. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.