Role in Affiliated Centers
Member of the Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing
Kaustav Banerjee’s current research interests include nanometer-scale issues in VLSI (very large scale integration) as well as circuits and systems issues in emerging nanoelectronics. He is also involved in exploring the design and fabrication of various nanomaterials for ultra energy-efficient electronics and energy harvesting/storage applications. Together with colleagues at the Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing, he researches emerging technologies for energy-proportional computation, where energy efficiency remains high regardless of the load on a server.
Kaustav Banerjee is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Nanoelectronics Research Lab at UC Santa Barbara. He is also an affiliated faculty member with UCSB’s California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI). Initially trained as a physicist, he received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (with minors in Physics and Materials Science) from UC Berkeley in 1999. Prior to joining UCSB, he was with Stanford University (1999-2001) as a Research Associate at the Center for Integrated Systems with joint appointments from the EE Department and the Thermosciences Division of the ME Department. He has also held research/visiting positions at Intel’s Circuit Research Labs, Hillsboro, OR (2002); Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland (2001); and Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX (1993-97).
Banerjee has served on the technical and organizational committees of several leading IEEE and ACM conferences including IEDM, DAC, ICCAD, IRPS, and ISQED. Currently, he serves on the IEEE/EDS GOLD Committee and the IEEE/EDS VLSI Circuits and Technology Committee. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and since 2008, he has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society. His research has been chronicled in over 200 journal and refereed conference papers and he has delivered over 100 invited talks, panel/keynote speeches, and seminars at major international meetings and institutes around the world. He has co-authored several book chapters and co-edited a book titled Emerging Nanoelectronics: Life with and after CMOS (Springer—Verlag, 2004).