Welcome to the Microsystems Design Lab  [MDL] at Penn State's Department of Computer Science and Engineering. We are part of the Embedded and Mobile Computing Design Center [emc2]. Our research group consists of six faculty and about 30 graduate and undergraduate students in computer science and engineering and electrical engineering. Research activities are focused on energy-aware VLSI circuits and systems, reliable system design, embedded hardware and software, MPSoC (Multiprocessor System on Chip), nanotechnology, reconfigurable architectures, Application Specific Processors and hardware/software co-synthesis. Current projects are supported by:

We have ongoing research collaborations with:

Courses are offered by the faculty on related topics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For specific information on the research and educational activities, we welcome you to browse through the individual faculty and students' pages. Information for prospective students can be found here.

Maintained by Chrys Nicopoulos and Theo Theocharides
Last updated 06/18/2004