Sherief Reda Director of Graduate Programs, Associate Professor of Engineering

Sherief Reda is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering, Brown University. His research interests include energy-efficient computing systems, design automation and test of integrated circuits, computer architecture, and reconfigurable computing. Professor Reda received a number of awards and acknowledgments, including a best paper award in DATE 2002, a hot article in Operations Research letters in 2004, a first place award in ACM/IEEE ISPD VLSI placement contest in 2005, best paper nominations in ICCAD 2005 and ASPDAC 2008, Brown's Salomon award in 2008, NSF CAREER award in 2010, and ISLPED 2010 best paper award.

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

research overview

My current research focuses advance energy-efficient computing frontiers despite physical limitations arising from nano-scale integration.  Our current research projects include: (1) energy-efficient adaptive computing for servers; (2) thermal/power sensing, modeling and management for multi-core heterogeneous processors; and (3) low-power approximate and custom computing.

research statement

General research interests:

  • Computer Systems.
  • Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing and Test of Integrated Circuits.
  • Reconfigurable Computing.

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Current research projects:
  • Project 1: Thermal/power sensing, modeling and management for multi-core heterogeneous processors. 
  • Project 2: Energy-efficient adaptive computing for servers in datacenters and HPC clusters. 
  • Project 3: Low-power approximate and custom computing. 
  • Project 4: Power and variability-aware physical design.


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funded research


  • NSF
  • DoD ARL
  • Qualcomm corporation
  • Intel corporation
  • AMD corporation
  • Brown University, Salomon Award
  • Altera corporation (equipment donation)