Massoud Pedram

Stephen and Etta Varra Professor

Department of EE-Systems

University of Southern California


  1. Shuang Chen (Ph.D., May 2018).
    Dissertation Title: Energy-Efficient Computing: Datacenters, Mobile Devices, and Mobile Clouds.
    Google, Inc. Mountain View CA.
  2. Tiansong Cui (Ph.D., May 2017). Co-advised with Prof. Shahin Nazarian.
    Dissertation Title: Integration of Energy-Efficient Infrastructures and Policies in Smart Grid.
    Google, Inc. Mountain View CA.
  3. Alireza Shafaei Bajestan (Ph.D., Dec. 2016).
    Dissertation Title: Designing Energy-Efficient and Robust SRAM Cells and On-Chip Cache Memories.
    Google, Inc. Mountain View CA.
  4. Inkwon Hwang (Ph.D., May 2016)
    Dissertation Title: Multi-level and energy-aware resource consolidation in a virtualized cloud computing system.
    NVIDIA Corp., Santa Clara CA
  5. Di Zhu (Ph.D., May 2016)
    Dissertation Title: Performance Improvement and Power Reduction Techniques of On-Chip Networks.
    Google, Inc. Calabasas CA
  6. Xue Lin (Ph.D., May 2016)
    Dissertation Title: Reinforcement Learning in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) / Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Other Cyber Physical Systems.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  7. Mohammad Javad Dousti (Ph.D., Dec. 2015)
    Dissertation Title: Thermal Modeling and Control in Mobile and Server Systems.
    Facebook Research, Menlo Park CA
  8. Woojoo Lee (Ph.D., May 2015)
    Dissertation Title: Optimizing Power Delivery Networks in VLSI Platforms.
    Researcher at Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, South Korea
  9. Qing Xie (Ph.D., Dec. 2014)
    Dissertation Title: Architectures and Algorithms of Charge Management and Thermal Control for Energy Storage Systems and Mobile Devices.
    Google, Inc. Mountain View CA
  10. Yanzhi Wang (Ph.D., Aug. 2014)
    Dissertation Title: A Joint Framework of Design, Control, and Applications of Energy Generation and Energy Storage Systems.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  11. Hadi Goudarzi (Ph.D., Aug. 2013)
    Dissertation Title: SLA-based, Energy-Efficient Resource Management in Cloud Computing Systems.
    Qualcomm Inc., San Diego CA
  12. Mehdi Saeedi (Post-doctoral associate 2012-2013)
    AMD, Toronto, Canada
  13. Mohammad Ghasemazar (Ph.D. 2011)
    Dissertation Title: Variation-aware circuit and chip level power optimization in digital VLSI systems.
    Qualcomm Inc., San Diego CA
  14. Hamed Abrishami (Ph.D. 2011)
    Dissertation Title: Reliability-aware and low-power design techniques.
    Qualcomm Inc., San Diego CA
  15. Safar Hatami (Ph.D. 2011)
    Dissertation Title: Gate delay modeling and static timing analysis in ASICs considering process variations.
    Intel, Calabasas CA
  16. Maryam Soltan (Ph.D. 2011)
    Dissertation Title: Endure - Engineering durable and efficient hierarchical wireless sensor networks.
  17. Kimish Patel (Ph.D. 2010)
    Dissertation Title: Energy efficient design and provisioning of hardware resources in modern computing systems.
    Intel, Calabasas, CA  
  18. Nasir Mohyuddin (Ph.D. 2010)
    Dissertation Title: Low power and reliability assessment techniques for advanced processor design.
    National Research Lab, Lahore, Pakistan
  19. Ehsan Pakbaznia (Ph.D. 2010)
    Dissertation Title: Energy efficient shutdown of circuit components and computing systems.
    Intel, Calabasas CA
  20. Hwisung Jung (Ph.D. 2009)
    Dissertation Title: Stochastic dynamic power and thermal management techniques for multicore systems.
    LG Electronics, San Jose, CA
  21. Wonbok Lee (Ph.D. 2008)
    Dissertation Title: Thermal management in microprocessor chips and dynamic backlight control in liquid crystal displays.
    Marvell Semiconductor Inc., Santa Clara CA
  22. Behnam Amelifard (Ph.D. 2007)
    Dissertation Title: Power-efficient design of SRAM arrays and optimal design of signal and power distribution networks in VLSI circuits.
    Qualcomm Inc. Inc., San Diego CA
  23. Hanif Fatemi (Ph.D. 2007)
    Dissertation Title: Timing and power analysis of CMOS logic cells under noisy inputs.
    Sr. Research & Development Engineer. Synopsys Inc., Mountain View CA
  24. Shahin Nazarian (Ph.D. 2006)
    Dissertation Title: Timing analysis of coupled interconnect and CMOS logic cells in the presence of crosstalk noise.
    Dept. of EE, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA
  25. Afshin Abdollahi (Ph.D. 2006)
    Dissertation Title: Canonical form-based Boolean matching and symmetry detection in logic synthesis and verification.
    Knight Capital Group, Jersey City, NJ
  26. Chan-seok Hwang (Ph.D. 2006)
    Dissertation Title: High-performance power-aware physical design for nanometer-scale ICs.
    Samsung Electronics, Seoul, South Korea
  27. Chang-woo Kang (Ph.D. 2006)
    Dissertation Title: Clustering techniques for coarse-grained, antifuse-based FPGAs.
    Samsung Electronics, Seoul, South Korea
  28. Morteza Maleki (Ph.D. 2006)
    Dissertation Title: Energy-efficient strategies for deployment and resource allocation in wireless sensor networks.
    Sadly deceased.
  29. Peng Rong (Ph.D. 2006)
    Dissertation Title: Modeling of battery-powered computer systems to enable dynamic power management.
    Software Engineer, Google, San Jose CA
  30. Ali Iranli (Ph.D. 2005)
    Dissertation Title: Low power design methodologies for energy-managed computer systems.
    Apple Inc., Cupertino CA
  31. Soroush Abbaspour (Ph.D. 2005)
    Dissertation Title: Statistical static timing analysis at the gate level.
    Design Engineer, IBM Fishkil, New York NY
  32. Kihwan Choi (Ph.D. 2005)
    Dissertation Title: Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling for energy-efficient system design.
    Senior Design Engineer, Flash memory development, Memory Division, Samsung Electronics, Seoul, South Korea
  33. Yu Hou (M.S. 2005)
  34. Yazdan Aghaghiri (Ph.D. 2004)
    Dissertation Title: Encoding techniques for energy-efficient and reliable communication in VLSI circuits.
    Hardware Engineer, Nvidia Corp., Santa Clara CA
  35. Ramakrishna Soma (M.S. 2004)
  36. Wei-Chung Cheng (Ph.D. 2003)
    Dissertation Title: Power minimization for memory bus and LCD in a battery-powered high-performance system.
    Imaging Physics Laboratory, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD
  37. Gaurang Khetan (M.S. 2003)
    Software Engineer, Cisco Systems, San Jose CA
  38. Amir H. Ajami (Ph.D. 2002)
    Dissertation Title: Analysis and optimization of signal integrity in ULSI interconnects under a non-uniform substrate temperature profile.
    Sr. Research & Development Engineer. Synopsys Inc., Mountain View CA
  39. Peyman Rezvani (Ph.D. 2002)
    Dissertation Title: Logic synthesis for high performance and low power.
    Startup in CA
  40. Jianlin Liang (M.S. 2002)
    Staff Scientist, Broadcom, SAn Diego CA
  41. Gokhan Daglikoca (M.S. 2001)
    Lead Sales Application Engineer, NA West - IC Digital, Cadence Design Systems, Austin TX
  42. Qing Wu (Ph.D. 2001)
    Dissertation Title: Power analysis and optimization in VLSI circuits and systems.
    Emerging Computing Technology Branch, Air Force Research Laboratory/RITC, Rome NY
  43. Wei Chen (Ph.D. 2001)
    Dissertation Title: Integrated logic and physical design for deep submicron VLSI optimization.
    Sr. Member of Technical Staff, Synopsys Inc., Mountain View, CA
  44. Payam Heydari (Ph.D. 2001)
    Dissertation Title: Noise analysis and optimization in mixed-signal VLSI circuits.
    URL: http://www.ece.uci.edu/~payam/
    Professor, University of California, Irvine CA
  45. Wai Tong Samson Lee (M.S. 2000)
    Principal Design Engineer, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Sunnyvale CA
  46. Qinru Qiu (Ph.D. 2000)
    Dissertation Title: Dynamic power management in computer systems.
    URL: http://hydrogen.ws.binghamton.edu/~qqiu/
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
  47. Lung-Sheng (Kevin) Chen (M.S. 2000)
    Avalent Technologies Inc. CA
  48. Amir H. Salek (Ph.D. 2000)
    Dissertation Title: Consolidated logic and layout synthesis for interconnect-centric VLSI design.
    Director, Google, Mountain View CA
  49. Jack (Yung-Ching) Wu (M.S. 1999)
    Intel, Santa Clara CA
  50. Pasquale Cocchini (Post-Ph.D. 1999)
    Intel Strategic CAD Lab, Orgeon
  51. Jinan Lou (Ph.D. 1999)
    Dissertation Title: Integrated placement and technology mapping for high performance VLSI designs.
    Software Engineer, Google, Mountain View CA
  52. Cheng-Ta Hsieh (Ph.D. 1999)
    Dissertation Title: Architectural power analysis and optimization.
    Architect, Cadence Design Automation, San Jose CA
  53. Shih-Liang Ou (Ph.D. 1999)
    Dissertation Title: Timing-driven circuit partitioning.
    Assistant Dean, Chinese Military Academy, Taiwan
  54. Radu Marculescu (Ph.D. 1998)
    Dissertation Title: Probabilistic analysis of power dissipation in VLSI circuits.
    URL: http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~radum/
    Professor, Dept. of ECE, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
  55. Diana Marculescu (Ph.D. 1998)
    Dissertation Title: Information-theoretic and probabilistic measures for power analysis of digital circuits.
    URL: http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~dianam/
    Professor, Dept. of ECE, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
  56. Raymond (Jui-Ming) Chang (Ph.D. 1998)
    Dissertation Title: Formal methods for behavioral and system level power optimization and synthesis.
  57. Jing Hu (M.S. 1997)
    Hardware Engineer, Teradyne, Agoura Hills CA
  58. Jaewon Oh (Ph.D. 1997)
    Dissertation Title: Low power clock routing.
    Principal Hardware Engineer, Oracle, Palo Alto CA
  59. Chih-Shun Ding (Ph.D. 1997)
    Dissertation Title: Probabilistic and statistical sampling techniques for efficient power estimation in VLSI circuits.
  60. Bahman Nobandegani (M.S. 1996)
    Juniper Networks
  61. Thomas Chi Keung Lee (M.S. 1996)
    Nvidia Corp.
  62. Kuo-Rueih Ricky Pan (Ph.D. 1996)
    Dissertation Title: Multi-level logic synthesis based on function decomposition.
  63. Sasan Iman (Ph.D. 1996)
    Dissertation Title: Logic Synthesis for Low Power VLSI Designs.
  64. Iksoo Pyo (Joint advisement with Prof. Despain, Ph.D. 1996)
    Dissertation Title: Routing Trees Construction with Lower and Upper Bounded Delays.
  65. Chun-Li Pu (M.S. 1995)
  66. Hirendu Vaishnav (Ph.D. 1995)
    Dissertation Title: Optimization of post-layout area, delay and power dissipation.
  67. Shihming Liu (Joint advisement with Prof. Despain, Ph.D. 1995)
    Principal Engineer, AmmoCore Technology
  68. Debaditya Mukherjee (Joint advisement with Prof. Breuer, Ph.D. 1994)
    Dissertation Title: An integrated test controller synthesis system.
    Sr VLSI Manager, Magnum Semiconductor, Milpitas CA
  69. Chi-Ying Tsui (Joint advisement with Prof. Despain, Ph.D. 1994)
    Dissertation Title: Power analysis and optimization for CMOS circuits.
    URL: http://www.cpeg.ust.hk/~eetsui/
    Professor, Dept. of EE, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  70. Yung-Te Lai (Joint advisement with Prof. Vrudhula, Ph.D. 1994)
    Dissertation Title: Logic Verification and Synthesis using Function Graphs.