Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences


UC Berkeley


EE W244

Fundamental Algorithms for System Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization
Units 3
Estimated Work 12 hours/week
Prerequisites    MAS-IC Students Only
Weekly Format  3 hrs lecture
1 hr discussion
3 hrs laboratory


The modeling, analysis, and optimization of complex systems require a range of algorithms and design tools. This course reviews the fundamental techniques underlying the design methodology for complex systems, using integrated circuit design as an example. Topics include design flows, discrete and continuous models and algorithms, and strategies for implementing algorithms efficiently and correctly in software.


Elad Alon, Associate Professor

He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2001, 2002, and 2006, respectively. In Jan. 2007, he joined the University of California at Berkeley, where he is now an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciencesa as well as a co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC). He has held consulting or visiting positions at Xilinx, Sun Labs, Intel, AMD, Rambus, Hewlett Packard, and IBM Research, where he worked on digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for computing, test and measurement, and high-speed communications.

Homepage: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/elad.html
Email:  Elad@eecs
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:40pm; Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm

Jan Rabaey

Jan Rabaey, Professor

He received the EE and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 1978 and 1983 respectively. From 1983-1985, he was a Visiting Research Engineer at UC Berkeley. From 1985-1987, he was a research manager at IMEC, Belgium, and in 1987, joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at UC Berkeley, where he is now holds the Donald O. Pederson Distinguished Professorship. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Pavia (Italy), Waseda University (Japan), the Technical University Delft (Netherlands), Victoria Technical University and the University of New South Wales (Australia). He is currently the Scientific co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC), as well as the director of the Multiscale Systems Research Center (MuSyC).

Homepage: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/rabaey.html
Email:  Jan@eecs
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10:30am-noon

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