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Ben Calhoun

Dr. Benton Calhoun

Ben 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 a Professor. His research interests include body sensor node (BSN) design, 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.

Faculty Profile


Sumanth Kamineni

Sumanth Kamineni

Sumanth received his Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics from SV University and Masters in VLSI Design from VIT University, India in 2012 and 2015 respectively. He worked as Back-end Design-Automation Engineer in Microchip Technology, India for two years before joining the RLP-VLSI group in July 2017. Sumanth is currently working towards his PhD in Electrical Engineering.


Shourya Gupta

Shourya Gupta

Shourya received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from GGSIP University, New Delhi in June 2017. He joined the RLP-VLSI group in July 2018. Shourya is currently working towards his PhD in Electrical Engineering.


Natalie Ownby

Natalie received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas State University in 2018. She joined the RLP-VLSI group in August 2019 and is working towards her PhD in Electrical Engineering.


Katy Flynn

Katy received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May 2019. She began pursuing her PhD and working with the RLP-VLSI group in August 2019


Xinjian Liu

Xinjian Liu

Xinjian received his BEng in Microelectronics from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 2019. He joined the RLP-VLSI group in July 2019 and is working towards his PhD in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include low-power DCDC converter, Power Management Unit, and IoT System-on-Chip design. Email:xl5sp@virginia.edu


Peter Le

Peter Le

Peter Le received his Bachelors in Computer Engineering from George Mason University in 2019 and joined the RLP-VLSI group in Fall 2020. He is currently working towards his Masters in Computer Engineering.


Suprio Bhattacharya

Suprio Bhattacharya

Suprio did his Bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from University of Pune (India) in 2005, and MS(with thesis on Early IR Drop Analysis flow development) in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University (USA) in 2015. He joined the RLP-VLSI group in Spring'2021 to pursue his PhD. He has previously worked for several years in the industry on digital design(both frontend and physical design), design flow automation and development, for different leading companies like Intel, and Cadence Design Systems. Outside his research, he is also into adventure sports like mountain-biking, kayaking etc.


Omar Faruqe

Omar received his BSc in Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering from Military Institute of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2018. He joined the RLP-VLSI group in July 2021 and is working towards his PhD in Electrical Engineering.


Daehyun Lee

Daehyun received his Bachelors in electrical engineering from the Korea Aerospace University, South Korea, in 2010. He worked in Samsung electronics before joining the RLP-VLSI group in 2021. He began to pursue his PhD in Electrical Engineering in August 2021.








Next Job

Nick Napoli Research Scientist, 2018-2019 Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Dilip Vasudevan Research Scientist, 2015-2016 Berkeley Labs
Kevin Leach Research Scientist, 01/2017-08/2017 Senior Research Fellow, UMich




First Job

Rishika Agarwala PhD, 2022 Apple
Peng Wang PhD, 2021 Apple
Shuo Li PhD, 2021 Postdoc at UIUC
Henry Bishop PhD, 2021 Amazon
Anjana Dissanayake PhD, 2021 CSEM
Daniel Truesdell PhD, 2021 Everactive
Jacob Breiholz PhD, 2021 Everactive
NingXi Liu PhD, 2019 Apple
Arijit Banerjee PhD, 2018 Global Foundries Inc
Abhishek Roy PhD, 2017 Silicon Labs
Harsh Patel PhD, 2018 Global Foundries Inc
Divya Akella PhD, 2017 Mythic Inc
He Qi PhD, 2017 Apple
Christopher J. Lukas PhD, 2017 PsiKick
Farah B. Yahya PhD, 2017 PsiKick
Seyi Ayorinde PhD, 2016 Army Research Lab
Manula Pathirana MS, 2016 Continued for PhD
Patricia Gonzalez MS, 2015 Continued for PhD in EE department at UVA
Yu Huang MS, 2015 Continued for PhD in CS department at UVA
Alicia Klinefelter PhD, 2015 Intel
Jim Boley PhD, 2015 PsiKick
Peter Beshay MS, 2014 Synopsys
Kyle Craig PhD, 2014 PsiKick
Aatmesh Shrivastiva PhD, 2014 PsiKick
Craig Eberhardt PhD, 2013 Envista Forensics
Yanqing Zhang PhD, 2013 Nvidia
Yousef Shakhsheer PhD, 2013 PsiKick
Joe Ryan PhD, 2011 Intel
Satyanand Nalam PhD, 2011 Intel
Sudhanshu Khanna MS, 2011 Texas Instruments
Randy Mann PhD, 2010 GlobalFoundries
Jiajing Wang PhD, 2010 Intel
Jonathan Stocking MS (MAE), 2010 PhD program in Environmental Science, UVA
Steven Jocke MS, 2009 Lockheed Martin
Kyle Ringgenberg MS, 2009 Lockheed Martin
Liang Di MS, 2008 Intel
Satyanand Nalam MS, 2008 continued for PhD



Undergraduate Researchers


Year in the Group

Research Topic

Chuhong Duan 2011-2012 MIT chip testing, Modeling for body sensor nodes; ADESTO chip testing
Kevin Linger 2011-2012 Register File Design
Vincent Luu 2012 Modeling for Body Sensor, adapting model to COTS
Roman Boyarov 2012 Modeling energy efficient COTS embedded systems
Ian Dansey 2012 Modeling physiological data
David Moore 2010-2012 Interconnect design, multicore processors
Andrew Taylor 2012 Standard cell library generation
Domenic Carr 2010-2011 CAD for memory design
Daniel Reyno 2010-2011 CAD for memory design
Tyler Healy 2009 SRAM layout generation
Eyad Lababidi 2009 Low voltage FPGA
Bijan Mapar 2009 SRAM layout generation
Iberedem Ekure 2008 Low voltage FPGA
Jisoon Kim 2008 Low voltage FPGA
Jay Hoffman 2008 Low power processor
Robert McNish 2008 Heart rate processing
Daniel Sosa 2008 Traffic control
Alex Dreelin 2008 Traffic control
Yonathan Habtemichael 2007 Wearable ECG