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Mircea R. Stan

Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office location and address
Rice Hall 312
85 Engineers Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 1996
M.S. ​University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 1994
​​Diploma ​Politechnica University, Bucharest, Romania, 1984
Biography

Mircea R. Stan received the Ph.D. (1996) and the M.S. (1994) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the Diploma (1984) in Electronics and Communications from the Polytechnic Institute in Bucharest, Romania. Since 1996 he has been with the Charles L. Brown Department of ECE at the University of Virginia, where he is now a professor. Prof. Stan is teaching and doing research in the areas of high-performance low-power VLSI, temperature-aware circuits and architecture, embedded systems, spintronics, and nanoelectronics. He leads the High-Performance Low-Power (HPLP) lab and is an associate director of the Center for Automata Processing (CAP). He has more than eight years of industrial experience, has been a visiting faculty at UC Berkeley in 2004-2005, at IBM in 2000, and at Intel in 2002 and 1999. He has received the NSF CAREER award in 1997 and was a co-author on best paper awards at SELSE 2017, ISQED 2008, GLSVLSI 2006, ISCA 2003 and SHAMAN 2002. He gave conference keynotes at SOCC 2016, CNNA 2014, WoNDP 2015 and iNIS 2015. He was the chair of the VSA-TC of IEEE CAS in 2005-2007, general chair for ISLPED 2006 and for GLSVLSI 2004, technical program chair for ISVLSI 2017, NanoNets 2007 and ISLPED 2005, and on technical committees for numerous conferences. He is a Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology and an AE for IEEE Design & Test since 2014, and was an AE for the IEEE TNano in 2012-2014, IEEE TCAS I in 2004-2008 and for the IEEE TVLSI in 2001-2003. He was Guest Editor for the IEEE Computer special issue on Power-Aware Computing in December 2003 and a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society in 2012-2013 and 2004-2005, and for the Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) in 2007-2008. Prof. Stan is a fellow of the IEEE, a member of ACM, and of Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi. His h-index is 47 and his i10-index is 116.

ASCENT: Ferroelectric-based Compute-in-Memory Dynamical Engine (Ferro-CoDE) to Solve Hard Combinatorial Optimization
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 15, 2021 – July 31, 2025
Phase II IUCRC University of Virginia: Center for Multi-functional Integrated System Technology (MIST)
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
January 01, 2020 – December 31, 2024
CleverMote iCorps UVa team
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 01, 2020 – January 31, 2023
Ultrasmall skyrmion synthesis guided by high throughput computational materials discovery to advance texitronics
Source: U.S. DOD - Darpa
February 01, 2018 – September 11, 2022
CRISP: Center for Research on Intelligent Storage and Processing-in-memory
Source: Semiconductor Research Corporation
January 01, 2018 – December 31, 2021
AI_RISC: Scalable RISC-V Processor with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Extensions
Source: Semiconductor Research Corporation
January 01, 2020 – December 31, 2021
Emerging-Memory Technology (EMT) and Near-Data Processing (NDP)
Source: Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
January 01, 2021 – December 31, 2021
FPGA-Based Emerging Memory Technology Emulation Platform
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Brookhaven National Labo
October 31, 2019 – December 31, 2020
EN-CS XPS:FULL: New Abstractions and Applications for Automata Computing
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2020
Research on Memory-System Benchmarking
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Brookhaven National Labo
June 14, 2019 – August 31, 2020
Phase I: I/UCRC for Multi-Functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
August 01, 2017 – July 31, 2020
Processing in Memory FPGA Emulator
Source: Raytheon Company
November 18, 2019 – July 18, 2020
SHF:Small: MultiSpot-Closing the power-delivery/heat-removal cycle for heterogeneous multiscale systems
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
June 15, 2016 – May 31, 2020
Contributions for Membership in the Phase I: UCRC for Multi-Functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center
Source: Industry - Various
August 01, 2017 – July 31, 2019
EN-CS An Integrated Resilience Framwork; YR3
Source: IBM, Inc.
September 01, 2015 – August 31, 2018
EN-EE Unconventional Processing of Signals for Intelligent Exploitation
Source: HRL LABORATORIES, LLC
August 15, 2016 – July 31, 2018
Power Savings Study for SoCs Used for IoT and Mobile Applications When Using Retention Element Backup for SRAM and Flip-flops
Source: Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
July 01, 2017 – July 01, 2018
The Center for Future Architectures Research (C-FAR)
Source: Board of Regents of the University of Michigan
January 15, 2013 – December 31, 2017
EN-CS EAGER: Corticore - Exploring the use of an Automata Processor as an MISD Accelerator
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
August 15, 2014 – December 31, 2017
CLASH: Cross-Layer Accelerated Self-Healing: Circadian Rhythms for Resilient Electronic Systems
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
April 01, 2013 – September 30, 2017
EN-MSE INSPIRE Track 1: SPINTOP: Spin Torque Nano Oscillator Arrays for "Big Data" Applications
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
September 01, 2013 – August 31, 2017
EN-EE Analog Co-Processors for Complex System Simulation and Design
Source: Arete Associates
March 01, 2016 – December 31, 2016
EN-EE Accelerating Data Analytics Bioinformatics Applications using the Automata Processor
Source: Center For Innovative Technology
July 01, 2015 – December 31, 2016
EN-EE A Chipset for Remote Digital Capture of Noisy Signals
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
September 15, 2015 – August 31, 2016
EN-EE CLASH - Cross-layer Accelerated Self Healing: Circadian Rhythms for Resielient Electronic Systems
Source: Semiconductor Research Corporation
April 01, 2013 – May 31, 2016
EN-CS An Integrated Resilience Framework-Phase 2
Source: IBM, Inc.
May 23, 2014 – November 30, 2015
EN-EE Accelerating Data Analytics Bioinformatics Applications Using the Automata Processor
Source: Center For Innovative Technology
July 01, 2015 – July 01, 2015
EAGER: Nano-Patterned Coupled Spin Torque Oscillator (STO) Arrays
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
October 01, 2012 – September 30, 2014
Distributed GNU Radio
Source: ATK Space Systems, Inc.
July 12, 2012 – July 31, 2014
EN-CS An Integrated Resilience Framework
Source: IBM, Inc.
January 01, 2013 – June 01, 2014
Phase Transition Switches Based on the Electrically Induced Metal-Semiconductor Transition in VO2
Source: Nanoelectronics Research Corporation
November 01, 2010 – April 30, 2013
EN-EE Low-power, Non-equilibrium Switching using Graphene-based Devices, Ratchets & Circuits
Source: Research Foundation of State University of New Yor
April 01, 2008 – March 31, 2013
ECE 4332: Introduction to VLSI Design
Credits: 5
Digital CMOS circuit design and analysis: combinational circuits, sequential circuits, and memory. Second order circuit issues. Global design issues: clocking and interconnect. Use of Cadence CAD tools. Team design of a significant VLSI chip including layout and implementation. This course satisfies the requirements for the Major Design Experience for undergraduates. Prerequisites: ECE 2330,ECE 2660
ECE 4457: Computer Networks
Credits: 3
A first course in communication networks for upper-level undergraduate students. Topics include the design of modern communication networks; point-to-point and broadcast network solutions; advanced issues such as Gigabit networks; ATM networks; and real-time communications. Cross-listed as CS 4457. Prerequisite:  CS 3330 or ECE 3430
ECE 4550: Applied Research and Design Lab
Credits: 2
A lab-based course that provides a hands-on way to learn about new developments in electrical and computer engineering fields. Topics include technologies or application areas that relate to ongoing design and research activities of faculty and students.
ECE 4907: Electrical Engineering Projects
Credits: 1–3
Under faculty supervision, students plan a project of at least one semester's duration, conduct the analysis or design and test, and report on the results. If this work is to be the basis for an undergraduate thesis, the course should be taken no later than the seventh semester. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECE 6332: VLSI Design
Credits: 3
Digital CMOS circuit design and analysis: combinational circuits, sequential circuits, and memory. Second order circuit issues. Global design issues: clocking and interconnect. Use of Cadence CAD tools. Semester long team research project investigating new areas in circuit design. Prerequisites: ECE 2630, ECE 2330.
ECE 6502: Special 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 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.
CPE 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member
ECE 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
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 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
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.