Carnegie Mellon University

2018 Barbara Lazarus Award Recipient

Diana MarculescuDiana Marculescu

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Diana Marculescu is the David Edward Schramm Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the founding director of the Center for Faculty Success in the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Since 2014, she also has served as the associate head for Academic Affairs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Diana received the Dipl.Ing. degree in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, and a Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., in 1991 and 1998, respectively. Her research interests include energy- and reliability-aware computing and application-specific system design, including machine learning, electronic textiles, computational biology and sustainability.

She received the National Science Foundation Faculty CAREER Award (2000-2004), the ACM SIGDA Technical Leadership Award (2003), the Carnegie Institute of Technology George Tallman Ladd Research Award (2004), the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award (2017) and several best paper awards from IEE and ACM premier conferences and journals. She was an IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer (2004-2005) and the chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Design Automation (2005-2009).

Diana was the technical program chair and general chair of several conferences and symposia, including ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip and IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design. She is currently an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Computers and has served in the same position for the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems and the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems.

She was selected as an ELATE Fellow (2013-2014) and is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2013-2017) and the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award (2014). Diana is an IEEE fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

Since 2015, Diana has been the College of Engineering lead for the BiasBusters@CMU program, led sessions for more than 650 faculty, students and staff and trained several facilitators for the program.

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