July 16, 2009 —
Jeff Draper (http://ee.usc.edu/faculty_staff/faculty_directory/draper.htm) has been promoted to Research Associate Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, effective immediately.
Jeff received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1987, and an M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas Austin, in 1990 and 1993 respectively. He has served as a research project leader and computer scientist at USC ISI since 1993, and has had an appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the Ming Hsieh EE Department for several years.
His research is in the areas of resilience, exascale architectures, memory-oriented architectures, networks-on-chip, radiation hardening by design, and VLSI design. He is author or co-author of more than 11 refereed published journal papers, and has published more than 60 refereed conference papers on this work.
He has taught EE 577B VLSI System Design several times. The class explores chip level design issues in the implementation of advanced computer architectures. Projects in this class have included RISC processors, single precision floating-point units, multimedia extension units, and network-on-chip routers. He has also supervised the work of several MS and PhD graduate students, served on PhD qualifying and defense committees, and has been actively involved in the academic and research programs of our Computer Engineering Division.
Alexander A. (Sandy) Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Ming Hsieh Department said: "Please join me in congratulating Jeff on his promotion and its recognition of his many academic and research accomplishments."