The initial funding for Center Domain-Specific Computing (CDSC) was provided by the National Science Foundation under the Expedition in Computing Program. Intel Corporation become the first industrial partner to provide financial support of CDSC under the InTrans (Innovation Transitions) Program and the CAPA (Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures) Program together with the NSF.
CDSC is actively seeking additional partners from the industry and other research organizations. The current partners are listed below.
Companies interested in becoming a partner of CDSC are welcome to contact the CDSC Director, Prof. Jason Cong.
- Seat on the CDSC Industry Advisory Board
- Sponsoring and participating in joint research projects
- Sending company representatives to work on campus with CDSC faculty and students
- Licensing rights to CDSC technologies
Other Financial Contributions include:
Biographies of CDSC Advisory Board Members
|Chief Technology Officer
|Senior Vice President and General Manager of the System Verification Group
|CTO and Senior VP
|Senior Fellow, Software & Solutions Group
Chief Technology Officer, Developer Products Division
|Quant, JCS Group
|Vice President, Central Research Labs
Guest Professor of National Institute of Informatics
|Senior Staff Researcher, VMWare Research and co-directs VMware’s Academic Program
|Senior Engineering Director Calibre Design to Silicon Division
Prith Banerjee is Chief Technology Officer at ANSYS, a leader in engineering simulation. Prior to that, he was CTO of Schneider Electric, CTO of ABB, Managing Director of R&D at Accenture, and Director of HP Labs. Previously he spent 20 years in academia as Professor, Chairman and Dean at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. Banerjee currently serves on the Board of Directors of Turntide Technologies. In the past, he has served on the Board of Cray, CUBIC. and Anita Borg Institute, and the Technical Advisory Boards of Ambit, Atrenta, Calypto, Cypress, Ingram Micro, and Virsec. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM and IEEE. He received a B.Tech. in electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Paul Cunningham is senior vice president and general manager of the system verification group at Cadence Design Systems. His product responsibilities include logic simulation, emulation, prototyping, formal, VIP, and debug. Prior to this, he was responsible for Cadence’s frontend digital design tools including logic synthesis and design-for-test. Paul joined Cadence in 2011 through the acquisition of Azuro, a startup developing concurrent physical optimization and useful skew clock tree synthesis technologies, where he was a co-founder and CEO. Paul holds a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Ivo Bolsens is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), with responsibility for advanced technology development, Xilinx research laboratories (XRL) and Xilinx university program (XUP). Dr. Bolsens came to Xilinx in June 2001 from the Belgium-based research center IMEC, where he was vice president of information and communication systems. His research included the development of knowledge-based verification for VLSI circuits, design of digital signal processing applications, and wireless communication terminals. He also headed the research on design technology for high-level synthesis of DSP hardware, HW/SW co-design and system-on-chip design. Bolsens holds a PhD in applied science and an MSEE from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.
Geoff Lowney is an Intel Senior Fellow in the Software and Services Group and serves as chief technology officer for the Developer Products Division at Intel Corporation. He directs the development of compilers, run-time systems and programming tools for Intel platforms. He was appointed an Intel Fellow in 2001 for his leadership in compiler and architecture advanced development, then elevated to Senior Fellow in 2015. In 2008, Lowney was named an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow for his contributions to compiler technology and performance-enhancement tools. Lowney joined Intel as part of a 2001 agreement that transferred Compaq Computer Corporation’s microprocessor engineering and design expertise to Intel. Before joining Intel, he was a Compaq Fellow and the director of compiler and architecture advanced development for Compaq’s Alpha Microprocessor Group. Lowney was also a member of the Alpha microprocessor group at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), which later became a part of Compaq. Before joining DEC in 1991, Lowney was a consulting engineer at Hewlett-Packard Company as well as a leader of the compiler team at Multiflow Computer. He started his career as an assistant professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. Lowney earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Yale University and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science, also from Yale. He has been granted nearly 20 patents in computer architecture and compiler technology, with additional patents pending.
Darko Kirovski graduated from UCLA’s CS department with a PhD in VLSI CAD in 2000. After spending 12 years at Microsoft Research where he split his time between the crypto and machine learning teams, in 2011 he joined as a quant Jump Trading’s jcs group, the largest market maker in the world across many asset classes. As an academic he has published numerous conference and journal articles in several fields of computer science and electrical engineering, and is an inventor on over 100 US patents. As a quant, he has been a member of a team that has married machine learning and statistics with high performance computing and world spanning networking in order to bring market making into the modern age.
Yuichi Nakamura received his B.E. degree in information engineering and M.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He received his PhD from the Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University, in 2007. He is currently a vice president of Central Research Labs., NEC Corp. He is also a guest professor of National Institute of Informatics.
David Ott is a Sr. Staff Researcher within VMware Research and co-directs VMware’s Academic Program. VMAP is the external research arm of VMware, bringing together top academic researchers and company technical leaders to better understand disruptive technology trends, and to explore new areas of innovation. David is a specialist in computer security, communications, and software. Prior to joining VMware in 2016, David worked for Intel Labs directing industry-university research collaborations on a wide array of topics. David is a Ph.D. graduate in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill.
Juan Rey is the Senior Engineering Director for the Calibre product line in the Design to Silicon Division at Mentor Graphics Corporation. His group is responsible for the architecture, design and development of Mentor’s software product line for integrated circuit physical verification and tape out tasks such as design rule checking, layout vs. schematic verification, capacitance, resistance and inductance extraction, resolution enhancement, mask data preparation and design for manufacturing. Juan has 30 years of software development experience ranging from research activities at Stanford University (EE department), to development and management of electronic design automation and process and device modeling software at Technology Modeling Associates, Cadence and Mentor Graphics. Juan also represents his company at the Executive Technology Advisory Board of Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and is responsible for the IP portfolio and research initiatives of his division.