Knowledge Center ➜ People

Diana Marculescu

Researcher and educator


Dr. Diana Marculescu has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University since 2000. For the past two decades, she has done research in energy- and reliability-aware computing, and more recently, in CAD for non-silicon applications, including computational biology and sustainability. Notable research highlights include design techniques to address soft error robustness in large digital circuits, process variation-aware design of multiprocessor systems-on-chip, and advanced power management techniques in the context of voltage frequency islands (VFIs) and 3D integration design styles.
Marculescu received her Dipl. Ing. degree in Computer Science from “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania in 1991, her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California in 1998, and held visiting positions at Technical University Munich, University Joseph Fourier, and CEA-LETI.

She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Faculty Career Award (2000-2004), an ACM-SIGDA Technical Leadership Award (2003), the Carnegie Institute of Technology George Tallman Ladd Research Award (2004), an ACM-SIGDA Distinguished Service Award (2010), and Best Paper Awards from IEEE/ACM Asia South-Pacific Design Automation Conference (2005), IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (2008), IEEE International Symposium on Quality of Electronic Design (2009), and IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (2011). Marculescu was an IEEE-Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer (2004-2005), the Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (2005-2009), is a Senior IEEE Member and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. She was recently selected as an ELATE Fellow
(2013-2014) and received an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2013-2017).

In 2014 she added the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award. The award honors Dr. Marculescu for her leadership and for providing a role model to women in engineering through both her research and her teaching.