Diana Marculescu

Professor and Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering


Diana Marculescu received the Dipl.Ing. degree in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, in 1991 and 1998, respectively. She is Department Chair, Cockrell Family Chair for Engineering Leadership #5, and Professor, Motorola Regents Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering #2, at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining UT Austin in December 2019, she was the David Edward Schramm Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Marculescu has served as Associate Department Head for Academic Affairs in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2014-2018) and was the Founding Director for the College of Engineering Center for Faculty Success at CMU (2015-2019). Her current research interests include energy- and reliability-aware computing, hardware aware machine learning applications, and computing for sustainability and life science applications.

Dr. Marculescu was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Career Award from 2000 to 2004, the ACM SIGDA Technical Leadership Award in 2003, the Carnegie Institute of Technology George Tallman Ladd Research Award in 2004, and Best Paper Awards at the IEEE Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (2005), IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (2008), International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (2009), ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (2017), and IEEE Trans. on Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) Systems (2011, 2018). She was an IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer from 2004 to 2005 and the Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Design Automation from 2005 to 2009. She is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE.

Dr. Marculescu served as chair for several conferences and symposia, and as editor for multiple journals. She was the Technical Program Chair of the ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis in 2004, the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design in 2006, and the General Chair of the same symposia in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Dr. Marculescu also served as the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip in 2012, the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design in 2013, and as the General Chair for the same conferences in 2015. She has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Computers, the IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, and the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. Dr. Marculescu was an ELATE Fellow (2013-2014), and the recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2013-2017) and the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award (2014).