B.S., University of California,Berkeley, Computer Science, 1990
M.S., University of Washington, Computer Science
Ph.D., University of Washington, Computer Science and Engineering, 1998
Dr. Chou is interested in hardware and software co-design, power-aware and adaptive embedded systems, system synthesis, and embedded instruments.
He has been developing Integrated Management Power Aware Computing and Communication Technologies (IMPACCT), a computer-aided design (CAD) tool for exploring power management policies at the application and architecture levels. The goal of the project is to improve power and performance for mission-critical systems, including the Mars Rover project by NASA/JPL and Rockwell Collin's software defined radio systems.
Dr. Chou is currently developing a number of embedded instruments. One is the B# battery emulator, which is a smart power supply that mimics the power output of a battery. Another embedded instrument is the mini-FDPM breast cancer detector in collaboration with the Beckman Laser Institute. He is also building wireless sensor nodes for monitoring structural health of building structures.