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William H. Sanders
Interim Department Head
ECE ILLINOIS
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801-2918
Ph: (217) 333-2300
Fax: (217) 244-7075
whs@illinois.edu

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Janak H. Patel

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Emeritus
250 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-6201
Research Professor
250 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-6201

Primary Research Area

  • Hardware systems

Education

PhD - Electrical Engineering, Stanford University 1976

Research Statement

I am trying to determine how process variations in CMOS affect the behavior of modern leading edge microprocesor chips.

Research Interests

VLSI Testing and Testability, VLSI Design Automation

Research Areas

  • Computer aided design
  • Computer aided design of integrated circuits
  • Hardware systems
  • Hardware verification and testing

Honors

  • Fellow, ACM, 2001
  • IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award, 1998
  • Best Paper Award, 1998 IEEE VLSI Test Symposium
  • Associate, Center for Advanced Study, 1992-93
  • Fellow, IEEE, 1989

Research Honors

  • "ISI Highly Cited Researcher" in Computer Science, continuosly for many years
  • Keynote Speaker, IEEE International Test Conference, Austin, TX, 2006
  • Distinguished Lecture, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2001
  • Nomination for Best Paper Award, ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conf. 1994
  • MCM Packaging Distinguished Lecture, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, 1994
  • Inaugurated the Distinguished Lecture Series on Electronic Design Automation at IBM, Endicott, NY, 1993
  • Analog Devices Distinguished Lecture, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1992
  • Nomination for Best Paper Award, ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conf. 1987 (simulation and Test Category)
  • Keynote Speaker 1985 AT&T Technologies Conference on Electronic Testing, April 1985