Pai Chou

Education: 

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

Address: 

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2625

ZOT Code: 
2625
Location: 
Office: EH 3219
Lab: EH 4120
Phone: 
(949) 824-1421 Lab
(949) 824-3229 Office
Fax: 
(949) 824-3203
Email: 
phchou@uci.edu
Research: 

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.

Research topics: 
Hardware/software codesign, embedded systems specification composition and interface synthesis, component-based design of real-time systems.