Douglas H. Williams

109 Koshland Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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Challenging employment in VLSI design or testing for a company leading in the development of microelectronic technology


University of California Santa Cruz
M.S. in Computer Engineering, June 1997
Advisor: Professor Joel Ferguson

Computer Architecture
VLSI Digital System Design
Semiconductor Fabrication Technology
Testing Digital Circuits
Analysis of Algorithms
Programming Languages and Environments
Applied Graph Theory and Algorithms
Condensed Matter Physics
Advanced Condensed Matter Physics

University of Maryland College Park
M.S. in Physics, June 1992
Advisor: Professor Jordan Goodman

University of California Berkeley
B.A. in Physics and Applied Mathematics, June 1988


University of California Santa Cruz
Computer Engineering January 96 - Present

Graduate Student Researcher
Recent work has been to study the relative contributions to crosstalk from IC functionality, timing, and physical design, the goal of which is to develop crosstalk-sensitive design rules and procedures for detecting crosstalk faults during testing. I have also worked on the development and analysis of physical design for testability metrics, the goal of which is the establishment of a measure of cell testability to be used for design of highly testable cell libraries (and to connect the measure with expected circuit defect level).

Graduate Student Researcher
Design, layout, and simulation of an SRAM for the processing elements of the Kestrel SIMD processor being designed at UCSC for use in the analysis of data from the Human Genome Project. The SRAM, which used two nonoverlapping clock phases, was fabricated and successfully tested at 125MHz. The project also included design and layout of decoders, the memory data register, and dynamic logic bus drivers.

Course Project
Design and implementation in Verilog of a behavioral model of a five-stage pipeline version of the DLX processor described in the computer architecture text of Hennessy and Patterson. This included development of the opcode and an assembler written in perl.

University of California Santa Cruz
Physics January 93 - January 95
Independent Study
Assisted in noise analysis and design of front-end amplifier for a drift chamber particle detector. Work included SPICE simulations of the detector-amplifier circuit.

Graduate Student Researcher
Design of a reverse-engineering method for extracting parameters of a molecular potential from ground state configuration data, the goal of which was to provide improved estimations of the potentials used in molecular dynamics simulations of protein conformation.

University of Maryland College Park
Physics September 90 - September 91
Graduate Student Researcher
Maintenance of data compression software and analysis of data for Cygnus cosmic ray air shower detector. The analysis included a study of the detector's resolution as determined from cosmic ray shadows cast by the Sun and Moon.

Design and Analysis Tools:Magic, Verilog, HSPICE
Programming Languages:C, Pascal, BASIC, perl
Operating Systems:UNIX, DOS, MS-Windows, MacOS

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