Prof. Pasricha Wins AFOSR Young Investigator Award

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Dr. Sudeep Pasricha, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a courtesy joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science, is one of 40 scientists and engineers who will receive approximately $15 million in grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research through its Young Investigator Research Program (AFOSR-YIP).

The grant was awarded for Professor Pasricha's research proposal, "Integrated Optoelectronic Networks for Application-Driven Multicore Computing." The research aims to determine the best modalities for integrating emerging photonics technology into multicore electronic chips that drive all major modern inventions including vehicles and airplanes; computers and phones; scientific and industrial infrastructure; as well as military systems. In doing so, the research will lay the groundwork for realizing electronic systems that perform at much greater levels of efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness than electronic systems today.

Pasricha joined Colorado State University faculty after receiving his Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of California, Irvine. His research interests are in the areas of embedded systems, mobile computing, CAD algorithms, networks-on-chip and emerging interconnect technologies (photonics, carbon nanotube, 3D), heterogeneous computing, memory architectures, and low-power, thermal-aware, and fault-tolerant computing. In his short time at Colorado State, Pasricha has received Best Paper Awards at the ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (2011) and the IEEE International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (2010), as well as the 2012 ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation Technical Leadership Award, to name a few. His current research is sponsored by grants from the National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and Oak Ridge National Lab.

The objective of the AFOSR-YIP program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering. Major research areas include aerospace, chemical and material sciences; physics and electronics; and mathematics, information and life sciences. The recipients selected will receive the grants over a three- to five-year period.