Daniel D. Gajski

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Director, IRU-CSD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

PH.D., University of Pennsylvania, Computer Science

Phone: (949) 824-4155
Fax: (949) 824-4155
Email: gajski@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
444 Computer Science Building
Mail Code: 3425
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Design Science, Design Synthesis, Computer-Aided Design, Software/Hardware Codesign, Embedded Systems
Research Abstract
I am particularly interested in requirements and specifications of embedded systems and the design process that leads from an executable specification to the final manufacturable blueprint. In order to study the design process, my group is developing new specification languages, modeling guidelines and simulation and synthesis tools. In order to obtain efficient specifications and design models we are taxonomizing models of computations, computer architectures and design styles. In order to develop efficient CAD tools we are studying synthesis algorithms for systems, architectures, processors, controllers, datapaths, and other intellectual properties (IPs). Our further goal is to build proof-of-concept tools and prove our methodology and tools on extensive industrial strength examples.

Professor Gajski has developed many CAD tools, for design of computer-based systems. These tools take a high level description, such as an executable specification, algorithm or instruction set, and generate a design that will execute the given specification, algorithm or the instruction set. Since the design task is very complex, vague, and ill-structured, various techniques must be used to minimize the search through enormous design space. He has developed, with his students, algorithms and synthesis tools for VLSI layout, logic design, microarchitecture and computer systems including software/hardware co-design.

D.D. Gajski, editor, "Silicon Compilation," Addison-Wesley, 1988.
D.D. Gajski, N.D. Dutt, Allen C-H. Wu, Steve Y-L Yin, "High-Level Synthesis: Introduction to Chip and System Design," Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA, 1992, 359 pgs.
D.D. Gajski, F. Vahid, S Narayan, J. Gong, "Specification and Design of Embedded Systems," Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1994, 450 pgs.

D.D. Gajski, "Principles of Digital Design," Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1997, 450 pgs.
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