Cristinel Ababei serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University. His research interests are in the areas of design automation of VLSI and FPGA circuits, design methodologies for Systems-On-Chip, and reconfigurable and parallel computing. Dr. Ababei received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn, in 2004 and his M.S. degree (signal processing) and B.S. degree (microelectronics) from the Technical University "Gh. Asachi" of Iasi, Romania. Between 2004-2008, he worked for Magma Design Automation, San Jose, Calif. During that period, Dr. Ababei worked on developing and enhancing Magma's world-class backend routing flow for quality and runtime. Among his main contributions at Magma is the development of a new track-assignment router, coarchitecting, and implementing the next-generation detailed router, and developing support for multithreading and 45nm design rules. For his contributions, Dr. Ababei received the outstanding technical contribution award in 2007. During the Summer of 2001, Dr. Ababei worked on analog circuit synthesis and layout at NeoLinear Inc., Pittsburgh, Penn, USA. During 1996-1997, he was an Erasmus graduate student at the University of Patras, Greece. He is a member of ACM, SIGDA, IEEE, and ASEE.
Biography Updated on 24 April 2011