Baris Taskin received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, in 2000, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He also received the minor program diploma in operations research from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2000, and the certificate in system-on-chip (SOC) design from Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse [currently called The Technology Collaborative (TTC)], Pittsburgh, PA (in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania State University and Carnegie Mellon University), in 2003. He joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA in 2005, where currently he is a Professor. Between 2003-2004, he was a PhD intern engineer at MultiGiG Inc., Scotts Valley, CA, working on electronic design automation of integrated circuit timing and clocking. He is the coauthor of the book entitled Timing Optimization Through Clock Skew Scheduling (Springer, 2009). He is an "A. Richard Newton Award" winner from the ACM SIGDA in 2007 (for junior faculty starting new programs in EDA), a recipient of the Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2009, the Distinguished Service Award from ACM SIGDA in 2012, the Young Electrical Engineer of the Year Award from IEEE Philadelphia in 2013 and the Drexel ECE Department's Outstanding Research Award in 2015.

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • BS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2000

Research Areas

Research Interests

Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) systems, Computer Architecture, Circuits and Systems, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Energy Efficient Computing.

Areas of Study

Academic Distinctions

  • "Young Engineer of the Year", Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Philadelphia Section, 2013.
  • "Distinguished Service Award", Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Design Automation~(SIGDA), 2012.
  • "Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER)" award, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2009.
  • "A. Richard Newton Graduate Scholarship" award for junior faculty starting new programs in EDA, ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, (DAC) 2007.
  • "Student Leadership Award", Student Government Board, University of Pittsburgh, 2005.