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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joel Grodstein

Lecturer

Joel Grodstein

Lecturer

Phone 617-627-0618
Halligan Hall Room 121
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Biography: 

Joel has degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. He has spent almost 30 years working in the computer industry for Intel, HP, Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation as a CPU designer, silicon debugger, and CAD-tool developer. He's now enjoying his second career teaching classes that cover computer architecture and design, VLSI, parallel and high-performance computer programming, and applications of computing to biology.

Education: 
M.S., Computer Science, University of Utah, 1986
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1981
Selected Honors and Awards: 
Led the development of the first industrial-strength transistor-level static timing analyzer
Led team that developed gain-based technology mapping/mapping graphs; this became standard material in college logic-synthesis courses, launched new company, won the IEEE Transactions on CAD Best Paper & Best IEEE ICCAD Papers of the Last 20 Years Awards
27 refereed technical papers published in debug, CAD, chip design, and test
7 US Patents approved or pending