Benton H. Calhoun


Formal Biography

Benton Highsmith Calhoun received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering with a concentration in computer science from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 2000. He received the M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. In January 2006, he joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, where he is now an Associate Professor. His research interests include body area sensor nodes (BSN), low power digital circuit design, sub-threshold digital circuits, SRAM design for end-of-the-roadmap silicon, variation tolerant circuit design methodologies, and low energy electronics for medical applications.

Dr. Calhoun is a co-author of Sub-threshold Design for Ultra Low-Power Systems (Springer, 2006). He serves on the Technical Program Committees for the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) and the International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), and is a member of the IEEE.

Honors and Awards

  • Winner of the Student Design Contest at Design Automation Conference / International Solid State Circuits Conference (DAC/ISSCC) (2011)
  • All University Teaching Award, University of Virginia (2010)
  • First Place in the Low Power Design Contest at International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (2009)
  • Technology+Teaching Initiative Fellow (2008-2009)
  • Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering New Faculty Teaching Award (2008)
  • Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on VLSI Design (2008)
  • University of Virginia Teaching Fellow (2007-2008)
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award (2007)
  • Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology (FEST) Distinguished Young Investigator Grant (2006)
  • Infineon Fellowship (2002-2003)
  • William L. Everitt Award (1999-2000)
  • Telecommunications Techniques Corporation Student Award (1999)
  • James S. Miller Award (1999)
  • First Place (tied) in the Virginia Engineering Foundation Biomimetics Research Contest (1998)

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