Steven M. Nowick is a Professor of Computer Science (and by courtesy, Electrical Engineering) at Columbia University. He is chair and founder of the Frontiers in Computing Systems working group in Columbia's Data Science Institute, and co-founder and former chair of Columbia's Computer Engineering Program. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 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 an IEEE Fellow, and recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research
Fellowship, and NSF CAREER and RIA 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 in 1994, and was its Program
Committee Co-Chair and General Co-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 is currently on the editorial boards of IEEE Design & Test Magazine,
ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computer Systems, and
IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, and a former associate editor
of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design. He was selection committee chair
of the ACM/SIGDA Outstanding Dissertation in EDA 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. He holds 13 issued US patents.