Mary Jane Irwin
Evan Pugh Professor
Prof. Irwin is the founding director of the Microsystems Design Lab. She is a fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAS and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. She has won more accolades than this web manager could fit!
Vijay Narayanan is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Vijay received his Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering from University of Madras, India in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of South Florida, USA, in 1998. He is a co-director of the Microsystems Design Lab. He is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE.
Mahmut Kandemir is a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Pennsylvania State University. He is a co-director of the Microsystems Design Lab. Dr. Kandemir’s research interests are in optimizing compilers, runtime systems, embedded systems, I/O and high performance storage, and power-aware computing. His research is/was funded by NSF, DOE, DARPA, SRC, and Microsoft. He is a recipient of NSF Career Award and the Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Research Award. He is a fellow of IEEE
Dorothy Quiggle Faculty Development Assistant Professorship
Jack Sampson joined the Penn State CSE department as an Assistant Professor in August, 2013. From 2010-2013, he was a postdoctoral scholar at UCSD working on the Greendroid project with Steven Swanson and Michael Taylor at the UCSD Center for Dark Silicon. He received his PhD in Computer Science (Computer Engineering) from UCSD in 2010 and his BS in EECS from UC Berkeley in 2002. Jack is a co-director of Microsystems Design Lab
Joseph R. and Janice M. Monkowski Assistant Professor
Sumeet Kumar Gupta received the B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India in 2006, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette IN in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Dr. Gupta is currently the Joseph R. and Janice M. Monkowski Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. Previously, he was a Senior Engineer at Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego CA, where he developed circuit design techniques and methodologies for analysis and benchmarking of standard cells. He has also worked as an intern at National Semiconductor, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel Corporation in 2005, 2007 and 2010, respectively. His research interests include low power variation aware VLSI circuit design, nano-electronics and spintronics, device-circuit co-design and nano-scale device modeling and simulations.
Mehdi Kiani was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1983. He received his B.S. degree at Shiraz University in 2005 and his M.S. degree at Sharif University of Technology in 2008. He designed RF circuits such as oscillators and synthesizers during his MS studies. Mehdi started his Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009 in GT-Bionics lab under the supervision of Dr. Maysam Ghovanloo. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2012 and 2013, respectively. In his Ph.D., he developed novel circuit- and system-level techniques for wireless interfacing of advanced implantable microelectronic devices. Mehdi was a postdoctoral fellow at GT-Bionics lab in 2014 prior to joining Penn State as an assistant professor in Aug. 2014. Mehdi is a co-director of Microsystems design lab.
Swaroop’s research interests cover the intersection of circuits, micro-architecture and hardware security using CMOS and post-CMOS Nano-technologies to meet the energy-efficiency and security/privacy of rapidly evolving mobile computing. He joined Penn State in 2016 and is a co-director of the MDL.