Massoud Pedram

Stephen and Etta Varra Professor

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

University of Southern California



Massoud Pedram obtained his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1986. Subsequently, he received M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 and 1991, respectively. In September 1991, he joined the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Southern California where he currently is the Stephen and Etta Varra Professor in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Dr. Pedram is a recipient of the National Science Foundation's Young Investigator Award (1994) and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (1996). His research has received a number of other awards including two Design Automation Conference Best Paper Awards, a Distinguished Paper Citation from the Int'l Conference on Computer Aided Design, three Best Paper Awards from the International Conference on Computer Design, an IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems Best Paper Award, and an IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Award.


Dr. Pedram's expertise and research interests include (click here for more):

  • System-Level Power Management and Power-Aware Design Methodologies
  • Architectural and RT-Level Power Analysis, Design, and Optimization
  • Low Power Circuit Design Techniques
  • Power Conversion and Regulation Technologies
  • Power-Aware Wireless Networks - Cross-Layer Optimizations
  • Electrical Cell Modeling for Timing, Noise, and Power Analysis
  • Beyond CMOS Devices and Circuits
  • Recent Publications

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