Daniel Gajski

The Henry Samueli "Turing" Endowed Chair in Computer Systems Design, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia, Computer Science
Dipl. Ing, University of Zagreb,Croatia, Electrical Engineering
M.S., University of Zagreb,Croatia, Electrical Engineering


The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2620

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Office: EH 3428
Lab: AIRB 2008
(949) 824-4155 Office
(949) 824-4056

Dr. Gajski, a leader in the areas of embedded systems, design and specification languages, headed the research team that created SpecC language in 1997. Because the language is a simple extension of the programming language C, it has been used worldwide by hardware designers and software programmers for embedded systems. Over 30 companies and 30 universities created the SpecC Technology Open Consortium (www.specc.org) to standardize SpecC language and technology. Gajski directs the UCI Center for Embedded Computer Systems, with a research mission to incorporate embedded systems into automotive, communications, and medical applications. He has authored numerous textbooks, including Principles of Digital Design (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1997).

He currently holds the Henry Samueli "Turing" Endowed Chair in Computer System Design.

Research topics: 
Embedded systems, Software/Hardware Design, Design methodologies and tools, Science of design.