Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Haggerty Hall 216
(414) 288-5720
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Research Interests

  • Network-on-chip based multicore processors and datacenters (energy, reliability)
  • Embedded systems (uncertainty, aerial/underwater drones, LiDARs in transportation, IoT)
  • FPGAs, reconfigurable computing and parallel computing
  • Distribution networks and smart buildings
  • Simulation and optimization of vehicle battery packs
  • Electronic design automation for VLSI and FPGA circuits

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 2004, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.S., 1998, Signal Processing, Technical University of Iasi
B.S., 1996, Microelectronics, Technical University of Iasi

Selected Recent Publications

M.G. Moghaddam, W. Guan, and C. Ababei, Dynamic energy optimization in chip multiprocessors using deep neural networks, IEEE Trans. on Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS), Sep. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TMSCS.2018.2870438

K. Carey, N. Zimmerman, and C. Ababei, Hybrid field oriented and direct torque control for sensorless BLDC motors used in aerial drones, IET Power Electronics, Nov. 2018. DOI: 10.1049/iet-pel.2018.5231

C. Ababei and M.G. Moghaddam, A survey of prediction and classification techniques in multicore processor systems, IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Oct. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TPDS.2018.2878699

W. Guan, M.G. Moghaddam, and C. Ababei, Uncertainty aware mapping of embedded systems for reliability, performance, and energy, IEEE Int. Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), Santa Clara, CA, March 2018. DOI: 10.1109/ISQED.2018.8357284

J.E. Richie and C. Ababei, Optimization of patch antennas via multithreaded simulated annealing-based design exploration, Elsevier Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 249-255, Oct. 2017.

P. Irgens, C. Bader, T. Le, D. Saxena, and C. Ababei, An efficient and cost effective FPGA based implementation of the Viola-Jones face detection algorithm, Elsevier Journal HardwareX, vol. 1, pp. 68-75, April 2017.

S. Duerr, C. Ababei, and D.M. Ionel, SmartBuilds: an energy and power simulation framework for buildings and districts, IEEE Trans. on Industry Applications, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 402-410, 2016, Jan.-Feb. 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TIA.2016.2611667

I. Barge and C. Ababei, H.264 video decoder implemented on FPGAs using 3x3 and 2x2 networks-on-chip, IEEE Int. Conf. on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConFig), Cancun, Mexico, Dec. 2017. DOI: 10.1109/RECONFIG.2017.8279798

C. Ababei, Working on a start-up: a case for an applied entrepreneurship-oriented course for senior undergraduates, IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Indianapolis, IN, Oct. 2017. DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2017.8190629

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Electrical engineers work on the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and how we use it. Computer engineers design and build the hardware and software that run our global marketplace. Think about the gadgets you plug into on a daily basis. How many of them are powered by electricity or computer technology?

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