Steven M. Nowick
STEVEN M. NOWICK is a Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, and former chair and co-founder of the Computer Engineering Program. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1993, and a B.A. from Yale University. His main research is on design methodologies and CAD tools for synthesis and optimization of asynchronous and mixed-timing (i.e. globally-asynchronous/locally-synchronous) digital systems. His current interests include: scalable and low-latency on-chip interconnection networks for shared-memory parallel processors and embedded systems, extreme low-energy digital systems, neuromorphic computing, hardware accelerators, and variation-tolerant global communication.
Dr. Nowick is an IEEE Fellow, and recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and NSF CAREER and RIA Awards. He received Best Paper Awards at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (1991, 2012) and the IEEE Async Symposium (2000). He co-founded the IEEE "Async" Symposia series (1994), and was Program and General Co-Chair. He was Program Chair of the IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis, and program track/subcommittee chair at DAC, DATE and ICCD conferences. He is on the editorial boards of IEEE Design & Test Magazine, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, and ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computer Systems, and formerly on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design. He was selection committee chair of the ACM/SIGDA Outstanding Dissertation in Electronic Design Automation Award, and a member of the best paper award committees of DAC and ICCAD conferences. He also received the Columbia Engineering School Alumni Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. He holds 12 issued US patents.