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Prof. Andreas Gerstlauer awarded the 2016 Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Prof. Andreas Gerstlauer, Associate Professor at Texas ECE recently received the 2016 Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers. Prof. Gerstlauer received the grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his research project titled, “Resilient hardware design using controlled fault acceptance."  This project furthers development of research application of approximate computing principles to optimize soft error and aging reliability in digital hardware circuits.

The Humboldt Foundation grants research fellowships for experienced and postdoctoral researchers annually. The Foundation encourages scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines to apply for this prestigious fellowship, which is said to have a success rate of only 30% every year. Experienced researchers receive grants to carry out long-term research (6-18 months) in Germany. Additionally, researchers continue to work in their areas of interest and can divide up the three years into as many as three stay periods.

Prof. Gerstlauer’s project will extend over a year starting this September. The project will be divided into two parts, the first half of the project will be undertaken from September 2016 to June 2017, while the latter part is scheduled to begin in summer of 2018. He is still in the midst of finalizing the timeline for this project. In Germany, he will be working closely with Prof. Jörg Henkel at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Prof. Ulf Schlichtmann at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Prof. Henkel is the Chair for the Embedded Systems CES at KIT. Prof. Ulf Schlichtmann is the Chair at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. He explores methodologies and automation to aid the design of complex (digital and analog) electronic circuits and systems. 

Prof. Gerstlauer has been with The University of Texas at Austin since 2008. His research interests are in the area of embedded systems, specifically with a focus on electronic-level design (ESL/SLD), system modeling, design languages and methodologies, and embedded hardware and software synthesis.

He received his Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine in 2004.