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Assistant Professor

I was born and raised in Rochester, New York in December, 1982. I enjoy watching, playing, and coaching soccer, reading, chess, tennis, and spending time with my family. My large Greek and Peruvian family, which includes my wife, Ana Lucia, and son, Ioannis Alexander, bring me all the happiness in the world. An interesting fact that many people don’t know about me is that, although I was born in Rochester, I did not learn English until my early years in elementary school. My family spoke primarily Greek at home, and therefore, I learned English as a second language.

I received the B.S.E. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC, in 2005. I received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, in 2007, and have completed the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering under the guidance of Professor Eby G. Friedman.

Professional Experience

I interned at Freescale Semiconductor Corporation, Austin, TX, during the summers of 2006 and 2007, where he worked on the electrical characterization and modeling of interplane 3-D vias. During the summers of 2008, 2009, and 2010 I interned at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. While there, I worked on electrical characterization and modeling, reticle design, and DC and high frequency electrical measurements of test vehicles implementing various interplane 3-D via topologies.

My research interests include analysis, modeling, and design methodologies for high performance digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits, emerging integrated circuit technologies, and interconnect related issues, with an emphasis on electrical and thermal modeling and characterization, signal and power integrity, and power and clock delivery for 3-D integrated circuit technologies.

Education

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering , advised by Prof. Eby G. Friedman. Dissertation titled Characterization and Modeling of TSV Based 3-D Integrated Circuits, August 2013.

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 2007.

Duke University, Durham, NC; B.S.E. Electrical and Computer Engineering; Biomedical Engineering, May 2005.

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Ph.D. Candidate

Divya received the M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Drexel University in 2015, where she is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Circuits and Systems Pre-Doctoral Scholarship.

She was a Research Scientist with Indian Space Research Organization from 2003 to 2006, where she was involved in analog signal processing modules for communication and remote sensing satellites. She was a Staff Engineer with STMicroelectronics from 2006 to 2013, where she focused on functional and electrical post-silicon validation of set-top box MPSoCs. She was an Intern with the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center from 2015 to 2016, where she was involved in power supply noise mitigation techniques for IBM POWER and Z Systems.

Her current research interests include circuits, systems, and micro-architecture design for post-Moore computing, including algorithms, modeling, optimization, and VLSI design for computing devices ranging from exascale systems to low-power internet of things. Her PhD thesis focuses on SMART on-chip power delivery for energy efficient computing.

Ph.D. Candidate

Kyle is a Ph.D. student working in VLSI circuit design with a focus in hardware security. His research interests include circuit level techniques to prevent intellectual property theft and counterfeiting, mitigating side-channel leakage of integrated circuit designs, and design automation for hardware security. Kyle is currently an NDSEG fellow and received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in 2014.

Ph.D. Candidate

Shazzad’s research interests include low power circuit design, near-threshold computing, neuromorohic computing, and resource sharing in 3D ICs. He received a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from American International University – Bangladesh in 2011. Shazzad started his professional career at Ulkasemi as IC layout engineer in 2011 and before starting at Drexel, he worked at Ulkasemi as ASIC verification engineer.