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Benton H. Calhoun

Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office location and address
Link Lab 249
151 Engineer's Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​University of Virginia, 2000
M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002​
Ph.D. ​Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
Biography

Benton H. Calhoun received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Science from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, in 2000. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. Dr. Calhoun joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 2006.

NERC for Advanced Self-Powered Systems for Integrated Sensor Technologies (ASSIST)
Source: North Carolina State University
September 01, 2012 – August 31, 2022
Fully-Autonomous SoC Synthesis using Customizable Cell-Based Synthesizable Analog Circuits
Source: Board of Regents of the University of Michigan
June 12, 2018 – June 12, 2022
Improving Energy Efficiency of Wireless Communication Circuitry in Miscellaneous Electric Loads
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
January 01, 2018 – December 31, 2021
RFIC design support and testing for an Ultra Low Power Receiver
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Sandia
January 01, 2021 – December 31, 2021
Virginia Beach
Source: VIASAT, INC.
December 07, 2018 – November 30, 2021
Nanowatt System in Fiber (NanoSIF)
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
October 01, 2020 – September 30, 2021
An Ultra Low Power Wakeup-from-BLE receiver for Insulin Pens
Source: Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Inc.
September 01, 2018 – December 31, 2020
EN-EE E2CDA: Type I: Collaborative Research: A Fast 70mV Transistor Technology for Ultra-Low-Energy Computing
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
October 01, 2016 – September 30, 2020
Deep Purple Phase 1: Develop 9.6 GHz Wakeup Receiver
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Sandia
October 31, 2018 – September 30, 2020
EN- EE- CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Towards Dependable Self-Powered Things for the IoT
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
September 15, 2016 – August 31, 2020
EN-EE A Fast 70mV Transistor Technology for Ultra-Low-Energy Computing
Source: Semiconductor Research Corporation
October 01, 2016 – December 31, 2019
EN-EE Virginia Efficient Near-zero Ultao-low Power Systems
Source: U.S. DOD - Darpa
September 17, 2015 – December 31, 2019
EN-EE Application of Ultra Low Power SOCs to Wearable Sensing
Source: PsiKick, Inc.
May 15, 2013 – December 31, 2018
EN-EE SHF: Small: Variation "Immune System" for Ultra Low Power Systems-on-Chip
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
September 01, 2014 – August 31, 2018
EN-EE An Ultra Low Power ASIC for Smart, BLE-connected Insulin Pens
Source: Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Inc.
March 15, 2017 – March 14, 2018
Contributions for Memberships in the Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center (BWAC)
Source: Industry - Various
January 01, 2006 – December 31, 2017
EN-DO Research in Support of SAIC's Strategic Alliance with UVA
Source: Science Applications Intrnl Corp
July 01, 2009 – December 31, 2017
EN-EE CSR: Small: Collaborative Research: Rethink Recharging: Wireless Batteryless SoCs to Power the Edge of the Cloud
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
October 01, 2014 – September 30, 2017
EN-EE Onesie of Battery-less Wireless Pediatric EKG Monitoring
Source: Georgia Institute Of Technology
June 01, 2014 – January 31, 2017
EN-EE FPGA Fabrics for Flexible, Energy Efficient Computing Platforms
Source: The Boeing Company
July 15, 2015 – December 31, 2016
Osprey: Efficient Embedded Parallel Computing Technologies
Source: NVIDIA Corporation
November 01, 2012 – October 15, 2016
Predicting Nanoscale SRAM Vmin: A Statistical Approach Incorporating Dynamic Functional Margin Analysis
Source: ARM, Ltd.
March 01, 2010 – August 31, 2016
Virtual Prototyping (VIPRO) Tool for Memory Subsystem Design Exploration and Optimization
Source: Semiconductor Research Corporation
January 01, 2012 – December 31, 2015
SHF: Small: Energy Efficient Reconfigurable Logic for Ultra Low Power Ubiquitous Computing Systems
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
September 01, 2011 – August 31, 2015
EN-EE Energy Efficient Digital Processing Platform for Physiological Sensing
Source: North Carolina State University
June 01, 2014 – May 31, 2015
Development and Testing of an ultra Low Power System-On-Chip (SOC) Platform
Source: U.S. DOD - Navy - Office Of Naval Research (Onr)
March 01, 2011 – February 28, 2015
NanoSTAR Partnership and Innovation Program Membership
Source: Industry - Various
March 01, 2010 – February 28, 2015
EN-EE UVA OpenMSP430 Implementation
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
July 01, 2013 – September 30, 2014
EN-EE Low-Power and Error-Resilient Digital Components Realized in Deeply Scaled CMOS (LEDRA)
Source: University of Southern California
November 15, 2012 – May 14, 2014
Low Swing Dynamic Voltage Scaled Interconnect for a Sub-Threshold FPGA
Source: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
December 01, 2011 – July 31, 2013
EN-EE An Ultra Low Energy Time-Keeping Chip for Long LIfetime Miniature Systems
Source: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
June 30, 2012 – June 28, 2013
VSGC Graduate Research Fellowship for Y. Shakhsheer
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2012 – May 31, 2013
ENGR 2595: Special Topics in Engineering
Credits: 1–4
Special Topics in Engineering.
SYS 4053: Systems Design I
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the fall semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 3021, 3060, and fourth-year standing in the Systems Engineering major.
SYS 4054: Systems Design II
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the spring semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. SYS 4053 and fourth-year standing in Systems Engineering major.
ECE 4501: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 1–4
A fourth-level undergraduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests.
ENGR 4595: Special Topics in Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Advance projects course to be taken in parallel with STS 4010, 4020, or can be used for an advanced undergraduate course on a topic not covered in the course offerings. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
ECE 6501: Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 3
A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECE 6993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.
ECE 6995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 3–6
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. A project report is required at the completion of each semester. May be repeated as necessary.
ECE 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
ECE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
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