Robert Dick is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 2002 and his B.S. degree from Clarkson University in 1996. He worked as a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University's Department of Electronic Engineering in 2002, as a Visiting Researcher at NEC Labs America in 1999, and was on the faculty of Northwestern University from 2003-2008. Robert received an NSF CAREER award and won his department's Best Teacher of the Year award in 2004. In 2007, his technology won a Computerworld Horizon Award and his paper was selected as one of the 30 in a special collection of DATE papers appearing during the past 10 years. His 2010 work won a Best Paper Award at DATE. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on VLSI Systems, a Guest Editor for ACM Trans. on Embedded Computing Systems, was selected as Technical Program Committee Co-Chair of the 2011 Int. Conf. on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis, and serves on the technical program committees of several embedded systems and CAD/VLSI conferences.
Robert has published in the areas of embedded operating systems, data compression, embedded system synthesis, dynamic power management, low-power and temperature-aware integrated circuit design, wireless sensor networks, human perception aware computer design, reliability, embedded system security, and behavioral synthesis.