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Massoud Pedram

Charles Lee Powell Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California

Prof. Pedram's interests span the areas of computer-aided-design (CAD) of VLSI circuits and systems with emphasis on developing methodologies and techniques for low power design, dynamic power management in electronic systems, smart battery technology and design, noise analysis and minimization in integrated circuits, and design flows and algorithms for unified RT-level synthesis and physical design.


Coenrad Fourie

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Stellenbosch University

Prof. Fourie's group's primary research is Superconductive electronics / Applied superconductivity with focus on CAD applications (equivalent circuit extraction / optimization / layout verification / HDL synthesis / Placement-and-routing).

Faculty Team Members and Investigators

Murali Annavaram

Associate Professor and Robert G. and Mary G. Lane Early Career Chair
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California

Prof. Annavaram's research focuses on energy efficient sensor management for body area sensor networks for continuous and real-time health monitoring. He also has an active research group focused on computer systems architecture exploring reliability challenges in the future CMOS technologies.

Christopher Ayala

Specially Appointed Assistant Professor
Institute of Advanced Science
Yokohama National University

Prof. Ayala research interests include: beyond-CMOS computing, rapid single-flux-quantum logic, adiabatic quantum-flux-parametron logic, NEMS-MEMS logic, computer architecture, and electronic design automation.

Peter Beerel

Professor and Faculty Director Of Innovation And Entrepreneurship In Engineering
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California

Prof. Beerel's primary interest is in VLSI and computer-aided design for digital VLSI systems. His team's emphasis is asynchronous and timing resilient designs, including logic and high-level synthesis, power and performance analysis, and formal verification, library development, and physical design flows. He and his team are aggressively applying these design alternatives and CAD tools to the design of both high-performance and low-power systems.

Pascal Febvre

Associate professor
Université Savoie Mont Blanc

Prof. Febvre primary research deals with the design and experimental characterization of analogue and digital superconducting electronics devices and systems, focusing in particular on developments of high frequency and magnetometry applications.

Sandeep Gupta

Professor of Electrical Engineering-Systems and Department Chair of Electrical Engineering-Systems
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California

Prof. Gupta's research interests include design for testability, test, and validation of high speed systems.

Mark Law

Professor and Director of the UF Honors Program
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Florida

Prof. Law is interested in Design and modeling of IC fabrication process, computer modeling of semiconductor process and device behavior.

Shahin Nazarian

Associate Professor of Engineering Practice
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California

Prof. Nazarian's research during graduate studies focused on timing and noise analysis, crosstalk-noise-aware testing and validation, as well as power consumption of CMOS integrated circuits.

Yanzhi Wang

Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Syracuse University

Prof Wang’s major research interests are on next-generation computing paradigms in the big data era, including (i) near-threshold computing for next-generation devices that achieves the optimal tradeoff among energy consumption, performance, and reliability, (ii) neuromorphic computing systems for hardware acceleration and cognitive frameworks, and (iii) non-volatile computing systems for ambient energy-harvesting wearable devices. His research focuses on both high-performance computing systems and low-power embedded wearable devices.

Nobuyuki Yoshikawa

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Yokohama National University

Prof. Yoshikawa's research interests include superconductive devices and their application in digital and analog circuits. Up to now he has demonstrated high-speed operations of several large-scale superconducting circuits based on single-flux-quantum (SFQ) logic, which include SFQ microprocessors and floating-point units. He is also interested in single-electron-tunneling devices, quantum computing devices and cryo-CMOS devices.