My research interests cover 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.
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 1991, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
Massoud Pedram received a B.S. degree in EE from the California Institute of Technology in 1986 and a Ph.D. degree in EECS from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. He then joined the EE department of USC where he is currently a professor. Dr. Pedram has served on the technical program committee of many EDA conferences, including the Design automation Conference (DAC), Design and Test in Europe Conference (DATE), Asia-Pacific Design automation Conference (ASP-DAC), and International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD). He served as the Technical Chair and General Chair of the ISLPED in 1996 and 1997, respectively. He has published four books, 80 journal papers and more than 200 technical conference papers. His research has received a number of awards including two ICCD Best Papers, two DAC Best Papers, and an IEEE T-VLSI Best Paper. He is a recipient of the NSF's Young Investigator Award (1994) and the Presidential Faculty Fellows Award (a.k.a. PECASE Award) (1996). Dr. Pedram is a Fellow of the IEEE, VP of Publications for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, an IEEE Solid State Circuits Society Distinguished
Lecturer, a board member of the ACM Interest Group on Design Automation, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design. His current work focuses on devel-oping design methodologies and techniques for low power electronics, power conversion and regulation, and timing, power, and temperature analysis of CMOS VLSI circuits.