Degrees: PhD, Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1997 MS, Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1995 BS, Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, 1983
James Plusquellic’s research interests include IC trust, design for manufacturability, defect-based test, small delay fault test, model-to-hardware correlation, and process monitors.
Before joining the Computer Engineering faculty at UNM he was an associate professor in CSEE at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. At UMBC he received two NSF awards, four IBM Austin Research Laboratory Faculty Partnership Awards, and several awards from the DOD and NASA.
He was deeply involved in developing the computer engineering undergraduate and graduate programs at UMBC, and he was appointed the first director of UMBC’s Computer Engineering Graduate Program, which began in 2002.
He teaches courses ranging from FPGA design to special graduate-level topics including VLSI design for manufacturability and hardware security.
Dr. Plusquellic has a strong ongoing relationship with IBM Austin Research Laboratory, where he has participated as a visiting scholar, has spent a sabbatical, and has a contract that enables his research group to fabricate chips in IBM’s 65 nm process.
Dr. Plusquellic is on the program committees for the International Test Conference, the VLSI Test Symposium, and the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design. He was general chair of the Defect-Based Testing workshop in 2006, and he is currently the program chair for the 2008 Hardware- Oriented Security and Trust workshop. He has two patents, one published with IBM ARL as sponsors.