Welcome to the UC Santa Cruz VLSI Design Automation (VLSI-DA) group web page. VLSI-DA was founded at UC Santa Cruz in the Department of Computer Engineering in Fall 2006. The primary research focus of the group is on physical circuit design which involves circuits research and algorithms research for Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools for large-scale circuit optimization. Topics being investigated include design for low-power circuits, variability and reliability, thermal-aware design, and error tolerant circuit design.

If you are interested in learning more about our group, please see the section on joining the group and do not hesitate to contact me.

VLSI-DA has been funded by NSFNASA, CITRIS, and UCSC.