Postdocs & Students
Soyeon Park (UCSD)
Charwak Apte (UCLA)
Yashar Asgarieh (UCSD)
Raid Ayoub (UCSD)
Luis Bathen (UCI)
Arup Chakraborty (UCI)
Tuck-Boon Chan (UCLA)
Arup De (UCSD)
Ryan Gabrys (UCLA)
Michael Jo (UIUC)
Sathyanarayan Kuppuswamy (UCSD)
Liangzhen Lai (UCLA)
Michael Lee (UCSD)
Kaisen Lin (UCSD)
John McCullough (UCSD)
Pravin Prabhu (UCSD)
Santanu Sarma (UCI)
John Sartori (UIUC)
Joseph Sloan (UIUC)
Codrut Stancu (UIC)
Lucas Wanner (UCLA)
Thomas Weng (UCSD)
Yen-Kuan Wu (UCSD)
Johnny Yam (UCLA)
The Variability Expedition has assembled a distinguished team of researchers from three University of California campuses (in San Diego, Los Angeles and Irvine) as well as the University of Michigan, Stanford University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
Robert C. Aitken Aitken is an R&D Fellow at ARM. His areas of responsibility include low power design, library architecture, and design for manufacturability. He has worked extensively on design, manufacturing and variability issues at ARM, Artisan, Agilent and HP. He has given tutorials and short courses on a variety of subjects at conferences and universities worldwide. He has published over 70 technical papers, and holds a Ph.D. degree from McGill University in Canada.
Prith Banerjee is senior vice president of research at HP and director of HP Labs, the company’s central research organization. In these roles, he assists the HP executive vice president of strategy and technology in charting technical strategies for the company, and he heads HP Labs, which has seven locations worldwide. Most recently, Banerjee was dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also is the founder, chairman and chief scientist of BINACHIP Inc., a developer of products and services in electronic design automation.
Shekhar Y. Borkar is an Intel Fellow, Intel Labs and Director of Intel’s Microprocessor Technology Lab. He is responsible for directing research in technologies for Intel's future microprocessors. Borkar joined Intel in 1981. He worked on the design of the 8051 family of microcontrollers, iWarp multicomputer and high-speed signaling technology for Intel supercomputers. Borkar is an adjunct member of the faculty of the Oregon Graduate Institute. He has published over 60 articles and holds 41 patents.
Keith A. Bowman received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001. He is currently a Staff Research Scientist in the Circuit Research Lab (CRL) at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, OR. From 2001 to 2004, he worked as a Senior Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Engineer in the Technology-CAD Division at Intel in Hillsboro, OR, where he developed and supported statistical-based models, methodologies, and software tools to predict microprocessor performance and power variability. Since joining CRL in 2004, Bowman's research has focused on the development of circuit design solutions to mitigate the impact of parameter variations on microprocessor performance and power. He has published over 50 technical papers in refereed conferences and journals and presented 15 tutorials on variation-tolerant circuit design.
John Cohn is currently an IBM Fellow in IBM’s Systems and Technology Group. Dr. Cohn has been an innovator in the area of design automation for both analog and digital custom integrated circuits. He earned a Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University, and in 2005 he was elected an IEEE Fellow in recognition of his contribution to high performance custom circuit design automation. Dr. Cohn has authored more than 30 technical papers and has contributed to four books on design automation. He has more than 50 patents issued or pending in the field of design automation, methodology, and circuits. Dr. Cohn is active in education issues at a local, state and national level, and takes his traveling "Jolts and Volts" electricity show to diverse venues across the U.S.
Robert W. Dutton attended the University of California, Berkeley where he received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering. He has been at Stanford University since 1971, most recently serving as Director of Research at the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS) from 1992-2004 and presently as the Director of the Integrated Circuits Laboratory (ICL) within the Electrical Engineering Department. He is the Robert and Barbara Kleist Professor of Engineering and holds numerous awards recognizing his pioneering contributions in the field of modeling and simulation of IC processes, devices and circuits. His research has focused on computer simulation of integrated circuit technology.
Andrew B. Kahng is Professor of CSE and ECE in UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering. His research foci include integrated-circuit physical design and design for manufacturability, as well as design estimation and roadmapping spanning physical through system-level implementation. From 2000 to the present, he has chaired or co-chaired both the U.S. and International Design Technology Working Groups for the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). He founded the International Symposium on Physical Design in 1997 and the System-Level Interconnect Prediction Workshop in 1999.
Staff and Consultants
Eric Arsenau, Staff Engineer, Squawk Project, Sun Microsystems Laboratories
Expertise: Squawk Java operating environment for small devices; FRC-FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition.
William Herrera, Education Coordinator, Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, UCLA
Expertise: Coordination of education and outreach programs within the UCLA Engineering Science Corps Outreach Program, including mentoring and a summer programs for high school students.
Shirley Miranda, Director, Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair; AP Statistics and Computer Science teacher at Morse High School; UCSD alumna in computer engineering
Expertise: Teaching AP statistics and computer science; the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair is a non-profit 501(c)(3) which operates solely on donations and is run completely by volunteers.