Sudhakar Yalamanchili attended Bangalore University, India, where he received his undergraduate degree in Electronics in 1978. Following this, Dr. Yalamanchili came to the University of Texas where he earned both his master's and doctoral degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1980 and 1984, respectively.
Upon graduation, Dr. Yalamanchili joined Honeywell's Systems and Research Center in Minneapolis where he worked as a Senior, and then Principal Research Scientist from 1984 to 1989. In both capacities, he served as the Principal Investigator for projects in the design and analysis of multiprocessor architectures for embedded applications. While at Honeywell, Dr. Yalamanchili also served as an Adjunct Faculty and taught in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He joined the ECE faculty in 1989.