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School of Engineering

Joel Grodstein

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joel Grodstein

Joel Grodstein

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone 617-627-0618
Halligan Hall Room 121
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
VLSI, computer architecture, computer-aided design and computing at the intersection of hardware and software, Interdisciplinary courses combining these topics with biology

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.

M.S., Computer Science, University of Utah, 1986
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1981
Professional Experience: 

Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University


VL SI Engineer, Intel


VL SI Engineer, Digital Equipment/Compaq/Hewlett Packard


Computer Graphics Engineer, Evans & Sutherland Corporation

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