Steven M. Nowick is a Professor of Computer Science (and by courtesy, Electrical Engineering) at Columbia University. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University (1993), and a B.A. from Yale University. His main research area is on design methodologies and CAD tools for synthesis and optimization of asynchronous and mixed-timing (i.e. GALS) digital systems. His current projects include: scalable networks-on-chip (NoC's) for shared-memory parallel processors and embedded systems, ultra-low energy digital systems, fault tolerance, and low-power and robust global communication.
Dr. Nowick is chair and founder of the new Computing Systems for Data-Driven Science center in Columbia's Data Science Institute, which includes over 40 faculty members. He was also co-founder (1993) and chair (2008-2013) of Columbia's Computer Engineering Program, joint between computer science and electrical engineering departments.
He is an IEEE Fellow (2009), and recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research
Fellowship (1995), and NSF CAREER (1995) and RIA (1993) Awards, and a senior member of
the ACM. He received Best Paper Awards at the IEEE International Conference
on Computer Design (1991, 2012) and the IEEE Async Symposium (2000). He
co-founded the IEEE "Async" Symposia series (1994), and was its Program
Committee Chair and General Chair. He was Program Chair of
the ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis (IWLS), and
Program Track/Subcommittee Chair at DAC, DATE and ICCD conferences.
He has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Design & Test Magazine,
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design,
IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, and
ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computer Systems.
He was selection committee chair
of the ACM/SIGDA Outstanding Dissertation in EDA (Electronic Design Automation)
Award, a selection
committee member of the ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical
Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation,
and a member of the Best Paper Award committees of ACM/IEEE DAC and ICCAD
conferences. He also a recipient of the Columbia Engineering School
Alumni Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award (2011). He holds 13 issued US patents.