Diana Marculescu

David Edward Schramm Professor – ECE Associate Department Head for Academic Affairs – ECE
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office 2124 Hamerschlag Hall
Telephone (412)-268-1167
Fax (412)-268-2859
Website http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~dianam/
Assistant Judy Bandola

Research Interests

Energy Aware Computing

Power dissipation has become a critical design concern in recent years, driven by the increased levels of complexity and emergence of mobile applications. Our research addresses this problem by providing architectural and software solutions for reducing the energy requirements of general purpose or embedded applications. Since what drives the power consumption of modern processors is the actual software that runs on it, our research also targets techniques for generating energy aware software and microarchitectural mechanisms to support it.

CAD for Low Power VLSI System Design

Power optimization of digital systems is not possible without efficient estimation tools for power consumption. This part of our research targets fast, yet sufficiently accurate power estimation tools at different levels of abstraction. Related research directions include theoretical aspects of power analysis and optimization, as well as information-theoretic and probabilistic analysis of digital systems.

In the News

  • CMU joins national network for manufacturing innovation to support research on functional fabrics
  • Internet on a chip: researchers step towards energy-efficient multicore chips
  • Inspiring young minds, one STEM at a time
  • Diana Marculescu named 2015 IEEE Fellow
  • Diana Marculescu to chair ICCAD, CSSI researchers to present papers
  • ECE's Miskov-Zivanov and Marculescu receive $2.4 million DARPA award
  • ECE welcomes Diana Marculescu as its new Associate Department Head for Academic Affairs
  • Diana Marculescu Leads Team Developing Novel Monitoring Tools for Hydropower Generation
  • 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC)
  • Diana Marculescu Named ELATE Fellow
  • Da-Cheng Juan Awarded Intel Ph.D. Fellowship
  • Diana Marculescu Named ACM Distinguished Scientist
  • Radu Marculescu, Diana Marculescu Win Best Paper Award
  • ECE Co-Hosts Workshop on Diversity in Design Automation and Test
  • CSSI Affiliates Receive Honors at Design Automation Conference
  • ECE Grad Student is Official Blogger at 2009 DAC
  • Garg, Marculescu Win Best Paper
  • Wu, Marculescu Win Best Paper Award at Computer Design Conference
  • ECE Students Display Final Projects
  • ECE Faculty Win Awards at DAC
  • Marculescu Elected to Executive Committee of ACM's SIG Governing Board
  • ECE Faculty Among Most Cited in *IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design*
  • Diana Marculescu Elected Chair of ACM/SIGDA
  • Niyogi and Marculescu Win Best Paper Award at ASP-DAC 2005
  • CSSI Participates in DAC; Hosts Alumni & Friends Reception
  • Marculescu Named IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecturer
  • Marculescu Published in 3 IEEE Journals; IDF Hosts Her as a Panelist
  • Smailagic Guest Edits IEEE Transactions on Computers; Interviewed for Computerworld
  • Newsweek International Quotes Marculescu On E-textiles' Future
  • Marculescu Receives ACM-SIGDA Award & Presents Tutorial at ISCA
  • Diana Marculescu Presents Microprocessor Tutorial at Micro-35
  • Diana Marculescu Interviewed in Swedish Electronics Journal
  • Diana Marculescu and Tamal Mukherjee Invited to Teach at Design Automation Summer School
  • External Press

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  • Design Automation Conference Announces Executive Committee
  •  Diana  Marculescu

    Carnegie Mellon, 2000

    Research Area



    VLSI/computer architecture, energy aware computing, CAD for integrated systems


    PhD, 1998
    Computer Engineering
    University of Southern California