Paul Ampadu has joined ECE as a professor. Ampadu comes to Virginia Tech from the University of Rochester where, as an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, he pioneered research in the use of signal processing and coding theory for joint reliability and energy-efficiency of networks-on-chip (NoCs).
Specifically, his research and teaching have focused on reliable and energy-efficient very-large-scale integrated (VLSI) circuits and systems, multi-core networks-on-chips (NoCs), and embedded systems-on-chips (SoCs); ultra-low voltage VLSI signal processing and error control systems; and design of emerging nanoscale circuits and systems.
Ampadu, a Carnegie Foundation/University of Ghana Diaspora Fellow and an African Scientific Institute (ASI) Fellow, has received numerous awards and honors including the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professorship at MIT, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2010, the Black Engineer of the Year Special Recognition Award in 2010, and the 2010 Charles Drew Professor's Choice Award for innovative student mentoring.
In the last decade, Ampadu has published three books (with another pending), three book chapters, more than two dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals, and nearly 50 peer-reviewed conference papers and presentations.
Ampadu serves on the international program and technical committees of several IEEE and ACM conferences, has been an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on VLSI, IEEE Design and Test of Computers, the Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, and served as guest editor for the Journal of Low-Power Electronics and Applications special issue on Resiliency, Robustness, and Reliability for VLSI Circuits and Systems. He has twice been elected to the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Board of Governors and has chaired its Young Professionals Program since 2011.
Ampadu earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from Tuskegee University, his M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University.