Larry Pileggi

Tanoto Professor – ECE
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office 2113 Hamerschlag Hall
Telephone (412)-268-6774
Fax (412)-268-1374
Assistant Holly Skovira

Research Interests

Advanced Methods for Power Systems

As the electric power grid becomes "smarter" and more complex, ensuring its reliability and security becomes increasingly more challenging. While a grid that is comprised of transmission lines, load impedances and generators would seem to naturally fit an equivalent circuit representation, the evaluation of power flow has been traditionally performed in terms of real and reactive power abstractions. Dr. Pileggi's group has established a new paradigm for power systems based on an equivalent circuit representation that enables new methods for control, resilience, redundancy allocation and more that are correlated with the physics-based behavior of the electric grid and that benefit from the application of advanced Machine Learning (ML) techniques.

Integrated Circuits in Advanced and Emerging Technologies

As we approach the end of integrated circuit (IC) scaling, there is great interest in enabling design and cost trade-offs with end-of-roadmap CMOS, while also exploring integration with emerging post-CMOS technologies. Toward this goal it is important for research exploration to concurrently consider the circuit and device possibilities that will impact specific architectures and application opportunities. Dr. Pileggi's group is investigating new CMOS design methodologies and application of post-CMOS technologies for a myriad of applications that span from futuristic circuit architectures to nanoscale probes for brain interaction and mapping.

In the News

  • Pileggi honored for excellence in design research by SIA and SRC
  • Larry Pileggi receives the 2014 SIA University Research Award
  • Diana Marculescu to chair ICCAD, CSSI researchers to present papers
  • ECE Welcomes Jelena Kovačević as New Department Head
  • 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC)
  • ECE Faculty Earn CIT Honors
  • Pileggi Receives ACM/IEEE Impact Award
  • Chen Earns IBM Fellowship
  • ECE Teams Earns ICCAD Best Paper Award
  • ECE Student Work Receives Best Paper Award
  • Bromberg, Morris Win Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship
  • Pileggi Earns Mac Van Valkenburg Award
  • Grad Student Dan Morris Wins SRC Fellowship
  • Larry Pileggi Wins SRC's Aristotle Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • Pileggi Wins Industrial Impact Award from GSRC
  • Consortium Connects Universities with Government & Industry
  • ECE Graduate Students Win Best in Session Awards
  • ECE Faculty Among Most Cited in *IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design*
  • Carnegie Mellon Hosts C2S2 Annual Review
  • CSSI Researchers Win Best Paper Award at CAD Conference
  • CSSI Participates in DAC; Hosts Alumni & Friends Reception
  • C2S2 Review Connects Universities with Government & Industry
  • Pileggi Named First Tanoto Professorship Recipient
  • Pillegi and Li Win Best Paper at 40th Annual IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference
  • 2 ECE Graduate Students Win SRC Awards
  • Technical Excellence Award Given to Pileggi
  • Pileggi Elected IEEE Fellow
  • New Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) Formed
  • External Press

  • Statistical timing pioneer moves to transistors
  • Startup weaves 'fabric' for IC design
  •  Larry  Pileggi

    Carnegie Mellon, 1996

    Research Area



    Design, implementation and modeling of electronic integrated systems


    PhD, 1989
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Carnegie Mellon University

    MS, 1984
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Pittsburgh

    BS, 1983
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Pittsburgh