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Joseph Cavallaro

EMAIL: cavallar@rice.edu
PHONE: 713-348-4719
OFFICE: Duncan Hall 3042

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 Joseph R. Cavallaro 

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Computer Science
Director, Center for Multimedia Communications

 

EDUCATION

1981 B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
1982 M.S. Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
1988 Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Cornell University

RESEARCH SUMMARY

VLSI Signal Processing, Wireless Communication Systems Architectures, VLSI Systems Design and Prototyping.

RESEARCH AREAS

Computer EngineeringSystems 

BRIEF BIO

Dr. Cavallaro joined the faculty of Rice University in 1988, where he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and by courtesy in the Department of Computer Science. He is also Associate Director of the Center for Multimedia Communication at Rice. Professor Joe Cavallaro's research is in special-purpose VLSI processor architectures. Advances in VLSI technology have made possible the implementation of special-purpose processors for signal processing, computer graphics, and robotics. Many of these applications involve a core group of matrix computations that can be efficiently performed on parallel arrays of functional units. In particular, important numerical algorithms for wireless communication systems can greatly benefit from enhanced parallel architectures and high-speed computer arithmetic. These algorithms and their efficient mapping to low-power architectures are studied on DSP, ASIC, and Application-specific Instruction Processors (ASIP).

AWARDS AND HONORS

2015 IEEE Fellow
2012-2013 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer
1989-1992 NSF Research Initiation Award

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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