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Mehrdad Nourani
CE Program Head & EE Associate Department Head, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Affiliated Programs: Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
Office MailstopMail Box: EC33, Room No.: ECSN 4.924 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4391    URL Faculty Homepage    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Computer EngineeringCase Western Reserve University1993
 M.S.Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Tehran1986
 B.S.Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Tehran1984
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Teaching and Research Interests
  • Digital systems testability, SoC design & test issues, DFT methodologies, test synthesis, test data compression, fault modeling and testing of ultra high-speed SoCs, testing signal integrity in gigahertz interconnects.
  • Computer aided design including digital circuit design, optimization, RTL estimation, high-level synthesis and low power design methodologies.
  • VLSI system modeling/architecture, hardware description languages, parallel processing, sensor & body-area network architectures, special-purpose microprocessor design and packet processing architecture.
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M. Nourani, M. Tehranipoor and N. Ahmed, "Low-Transition Test Pattern Generation for BIST-Based Applications,'' in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 303-315, March 2008.
Category: IEEE Transactions on Computers
Magazine/newsletter articles
A. Amirabadi, Y. Mortazavi, A. Afzali-Kusha and M. Nourani, "Clock Delayed Domino Logic with Efficient Variable Threshold Voltage Keeper,'' in IEEE Transactions on VLSI, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 125-134, Feb. 2007.
Category: IEEE Transactions on VLSI
Magazine/newsletter articles
M. Akhbarizadeh, M. Nourani, R. Panigrahy and S. Sharma, "A TCAM-Based Parallel Architecture for High-Speed Packet Forwarding,'' in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 58-72, Jan. 2007.
Category: IEEE Transactions on Computers
Magazine/newsletter articles
A. Namazi and M. Nourani, ``Distributed Voting for Fault-Tolerant Nanoscale Systems,'' in Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), (Lake Tahoe, CA), pp. 568-573, Oct. 2007.
Category: ICCD
Conference paper
A. Broumandnia, J. Shanbehzadeh and M. Nourani, ``Segmentation of Printed Farsi/Arabic Words,'' in Proceedings of IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA'07), pp. 761-766, May 2007.
Category: AICCSA
Conference paper
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
11/16/2007 11/16/2007 Testing Signal Integrity in Gigahertz SoCs
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, (Austin, TX), Sept. 26, 2003., November 16, 2007.
10/13/2004 10/13/2004 TCAM-Based Parallel Architectures for Packet Processing
Invited Nerd Lunch Presentation, Cisco Systems, Inc., (San Jose, CA), Oct. 13, 2004.
08/10/2006 08/10/2006 Ripple-Precharge TCAM for Low-Power Applications
Texas Instruments Inc., (Dallas, TX), Aug. 10, 2006.
08/04/2004 08/04/2004 Testing for Signal Integrity and Process Variations
Texas Instruments Inc., (Dallas, TX), Aug. 4, 2004.
02/16/2005 02/16/2005 New Challenges in Testing High-Speed System-on-Chips
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of North Texas, (Denton, TX), Feb. 16, 2005.
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
09/2004-PresentAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Electrical Engineering The University of Texas at Dallas
09/1999-09/2004Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Electrical Engineering The University of Texas at Dallas
08/1995-06/1998Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Tehran
06/1998-08/1999Visiting Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Case Western Reserve University
 News Articles
UTD Electrical Engineering Professor Wins National Science Foundation Career Award
UT Dallas News Center
Dr. Mehrdad Nourani, assistant professor of electrical engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), has been granted a Career Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his work with Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuits, particularly focusing on self-testing methods for high-speed chip interconnects.
The award, worth more than $389,000 over the next five years, is part of the NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development program. The Career Award is the NSF’s most prestigious honor for junior faculty members and recognizes and supports the activities of the teachers and scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. Recipients are selected on the basis of creative early career development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their respective institutions.
The VLSI chips Nourani researches essentially are microelectronic circuits with millions of tiny transistors. Such sophisticated chips, often referred to as System-on-Chip (SoC), are used in numerous applications - including computers, cars, airplanes and communication and robotic systems - to perform control and data processing functions.

New Data Analysis System Could Do Double Duty
UT Dallas News Center
A new behavioral data analysis system under development at UT Dallas focuses on identifying potential Internet threats, but it comes with a nice bonus.
Researchers say the basic idea behind the system – detecting worrisome deviations from normal activity and quickly providing an alert so that immediate measures can be taken – could have application in areas far beyond the Web, such as health-care monitoring.
“We proposed a novel platform that thoroughly analyzes network traffic behavior to identify potential internet threats,” said Dr. Mehrdad Nourani, an associate professor of electrical engineering in the University’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. “But it could have much broader application.”

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Honors and Awards
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, 2004.

  • Scalable Multi-Search per Cycle TCAM Architectures for High-Speed Routers (Sponsored by Cisco Systems ; 2004-2005).
  • Signal Integrity Fault Modeling and Testing in High-Speed SoCs (Sponsored by the National Science Foundation ; 2001-2006).
  • Router-on-Chip: A Port-Sliced Architecture for Terabit Packet Routing Processors (Sponsored the Clark Foundation Research Initiation Grant (2002-2003)
  • Energy Efficient VLSI Architectures for Communications and Signal Processing (Sponsored by the Texas Telecommunications Consortium ; 2000-2001)    

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