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Benjamin Carrion Schaefer
Associate Professor (Sept 1, 2022)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 78050

Office: ECSN Suite 4.510
Phone: (972) 883-4531
Email: schaferb [at] utdallas [dot] edu

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I am an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT Dallas, where I lead the Design Automation and Reconfigurable Computing laboratory. We mainly work on system-level, high-level synthesis and programming methodologies for VLSI computing systems.  I received my PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmigham, UK in 2003.

I am interested in design methodologies for VLSI and embedded systems, to optimze application-specific processes. My work deals with modeling, analysis, synthesis, optimization and implementation of VLSI systems. and tools for automating the design process. The area offers an interesting blend of theory and practice: real-world applications give rise to research problems, for which solutions are developed using a combination of analytical and experimental techniques.

Currently, my students and I are working on exploting the benefits of raising the level of abstraction in VLSI through the use of High-Level Synthesis (HLS) and addressing any shortcomings of this new technology.
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Dearly Departed : If you are currently a UTD graduate or undergraduate student and are interested in working on one of the research projects in our group, feel free to email me to discuss your interests.