My main research interest is on optimization for NP-Hard problems,
with a focus on problems relevant to VLSI CAD. I also do a bit
of work on cryptography and biology-related topics.
Currently, I'm the Finance Chair for the
Symposium on Physical Design
, and on various committees
within the university and the computer science department. I'm
the chair of the Watson School graduation committee, which means
I have to dress up in a funny outfit and lead the students into
a Past Chair of
the ACM Special
Interest Group Governing Board
, and was a member of
Executive Committee and ACM Council
. I'm also a past chair
. Over the years,
I've been on the technical program committees, steering committees,
and organizing committees of DAC
, as well as an
associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design (TCAD) and
ACM Transactions on Design Automation for Electronic Systems (TODAES).
I've been a member
of ACM since 1986. In 2015, I received the SUNY Chancellor's
Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
I'm the faculty advisor for the ACM Student Chapter at Binghamton
; our team went to the ICPC finals
a few years ago
(woot!), just like I did when I was an undergrad
In my spare time, I hack on iOS apps.
Some of them are music related.