Pai H Chou

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Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Assistant Professor with joint appointment
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

PH.D., University of Washington

Phone: (949) 824-3229
Fax: (949) 824-3203

University of California, Irvine
444F Engineering Tower
Mail Code: 2625
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
wireless embedded sensing systems, embedded systems synthesis, hardware/software codesign, medical instruments
Academic Distinctions
Best paper, ASPDAC 2002
Low Power Design Contest, 2003 (B#), 2004 (DuraNode, Eco)
SIGDA Technical Leadership Award, 2002
NSF CAREER (National Science Foundation, Faculty Early Career Development Award), 2005--2010
Recognition of Service Award, ACM/SIGDA, 2004.
Research Abstract
My area of research covers hardware/software codesign of embedded systems, with a particular emphasis on low-power and power-aware system designs. My effort can be divided into two complementary areas: design tools and system designs. The tools improve system designs systematically, while system designs provide motivating examples for the tools. I also have several interdisciplinary collaborations with civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and medicine.
Dexin Li, Pai Chou, and Nader Bagherzadeh,
Mode Selection and Mode-Dependency Modeling for Power-Aware Embedded Systems, in Proc. 7th Asia South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC'02), January 2002. pp. 697--704.
Pai H. Chou, Jinfeng Liu, Dexin Li, and Nader Bagherzadeh,
IMPACCT: Methodology and Tools for Power-Aware Embedded Systems, in Design Automation for Embedded Systems, Kluwer Design Automation of Embedded Systems, October 2002. pp. 205--232.
Jinfeng Liu, Pai H. Chou and Nader Bagherzadeh,
Combined Functional Partitioning and Communication Speed Selection for Networked Voltage-Scalable Processors, in Proceedings of the International Symposium on System Synthesis, October 2002. pp. 14--19.
Dexin Li, Pai H. Chou and Nader Bagherzadeh,
Topology Selection for Energy Minimization in Embedded Networks, in Proc. Asia South-Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC'03), Kitakyushu, Japan, January 2003. pp. 693--696.
Dexin Li, Qiang Xie, Pai H. Chou,
Scalable Modeling and Optimization of Mode Transitions Based on Decoupled Power Management Architecture, in Proc. Design Automation Conference (DAC), Anaheim, CA, June 2003. pp. 119--124.
Pai H. Chou, Chulsung Park, Jae Park, Kien Pham, and Jinfeng Liu,
B#: a Battery Emulator and Profiling Instrument, in Proc. International Symposium on Low Power Electronic Design (ISLPED), Seoul, Korea, August 2003. pp.288--293.
Jinfeng Liu and Pai H. Chou,
Energy Optimization of Distributed Embedded Processors by Combined Data Compression and Functional Partitioning, in Proc. International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), November 9-13, 2003. pp.201--208.
Jinfeng Liu and Pai H. Chou,
Distributed Embedded Systems for Low Power: A Case Study, in Proc. International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), April 26-30, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2004.
Chulsung Park, Pai H. Chou,
"Power Utility Maximization for Multiple-Supply Systems by a Load-Matching Switch", in Proc. International Symposium on Low Power Electronic Design (ISLPED), Newport Beach, August 9-11, 2004. pp. 168--173.
Pai H. Chou, Dexin Li,
"Maximizing Efficiency of Solar-Powered Systems by Load Matching", in Proc. International Symposium on Low Power Electronic Design (ISLPED), Newport Beach, August 9-11, 2004. pp. 162--167.
Jinfeng Liu, Pai H. Chou
Optimizing Mode Transition Sequences in Idle Intervals for Component-Level and System-Level Energy Minimization, to appear, in Proc. International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), San Jose, CA, November 7-11, 2004.
Jiwon Hahn, Dexin Li, Qiang Xie, Pai H. Chou, Nader Bagherzadeh, David W. Jensen, Alan C. Tribble
Power Reduction in JTRS Radios with ImpacctPro, to appear, Proc. IEEE Military Communication Conference (MILCOM), Monterey, CA, October 31 - November 3, 2004.
Keun Sik No, Pai H. Chou,
Mini-FDPM: a Handheld Non-Invasive Breast Cancer Detector Based on Frequency Domain Photon Migration, to appear, Proc. IEEE BioCAS, Singapore, December 1-3, 2004.
Professional Societies
Research Center
Center for Embedded Computer Systems
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