Larry Pileggi

Tanoto Professor – ECE
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office 2113 Hamerschlag Hall
Telephone (412)-268-6774
Fax (412)-268-1374
Assistant Holly Skovira

Research Interests

Analog and Digital SoC Designs in Advanced Technologies

Application-specific hardware customization and acceleration can provide the best possible performance and energy efficiency, but completing such integrated circuit (IC) designs with nanoscale technologies is often unaffordable for most applications and product volumes. This challenge is further exacerbated by the integration of emerging materials and technologies that are used to overcome the limitations of the stagnant CMOS technology. Dr. Pileggi's group, in collaboration with other researchers,is creating new integrated systems and the supporting design methodologies to create affordable best-in-class electronics for commercial and military applications.

Circuits and Emerging Applications for Post-CMOS Technologies

As we approach the end of CMOS scaling there is great interest in discovering the post-CMOS technologies that will enable the next era of exponential-rate improvement for integrated circuits (ICs). Toward this goal it is important for the research exploration to concurrently consider the circuit opportunities and device possibilities as they impact specific architectures and application opportunities. Dr. Pileggi's group is investigating new post-CMOS technologies, including novel nanoscale magnetic devices, and futuristic circuit architectures, such as those used for neurocomputing and image processing, that together could create new application domains for electronic systems.

In the News

  • Pileggi honored for excellence in design research by SIA and SRC
  • Larry Pileggi receives the 2014 SIA University Research Award
  • Diana Marculescu to chair ICCAD, CSSI researchers to present papers
  • ECE Welcomes Jelena Kovačević as New Department Head
  • 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC)
  • ECE Faculty Earn CIT Honors
  • Pileggi Receives ACM/IEEE Impact Award
  • Chen Earns IBM Fellowship
  • ECE Teams Earns ICCAD Best Paper Award
  • ECE Student Work Receives Best Paper Award
  • Bromberg, Morris Win Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship
  • Pileggi Earns Mac Van Valkenburg Award
  • Grad Student Dan Morris Wins SRC Fellowship
  • Larry Pileggi Wins SRC's Aristotle Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • Pileggi Wins Industrial Impact Award from GSRC
  • Consortium Connects Universities with Government & Industry
  • ECE Graduate Students Win Best in Session Awards
  • ECE Faculty Among Most Cited in *IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design*
  • Carnegie Mellon Hosts C2S2 Annual Review
  • CSSI Researchers Win Best Paper Award at CAD Conference
  • CSSI Participates in DAC; Hosts Alumni & Friends Reception
  • C2S2 Review Connects Universities with Government & Industry
  • Pileggi Named First Tanoto Professorship Recipient
  • Pillegi and Li Win Best Paper at 40th Annual IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference
  • 2 ECE Graduate Students Win SRC Awards
  • Technical Excellence Award Given to Pileggi
  • Pileggi Elected IEEE Fellow
  • New Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) Formed
  • External Press

  • Statistical timing pioneer moves to transistors
  • Startup weaves 'fabric' for IC design
  •  Larry  Pileggi

    Carnegie Mellon, 1996

    Research Area

    Device Science and Nanofabrication


    Design, implementation and modeling of electronic integrated systems


    PhD, 1989
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Carnegie Mellon University

    MS, 1984
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Pittsburgh

    BS, 1983
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Pittsburgh