Radu Marculescu is the Kavčić-Moura Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.  Radu's current research focuses on developing methods and tools for modeling and optimization of embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, social networks, and biological systems.

For his work on design automation and embedded systems design, he has received the Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems in 2012, the Best Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems in 2018, 2011, and 2005, the 10-Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award from the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference in 2013, as well as several best paper awards in major conferences and symposia.

Marculescu currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Foundations & Trends of Electronic Design Automation and Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems. Over the years, he has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Embedded Systems, PeerJ. He has been involved in organizing many international conferences, symposia, workshops, and tutorials, as well as guest editor of several special issues in archival journals and magazines. Most recently, he was the General co-Chair of 10th edition of the Cyber-Physical Systems Week held in Pittsburgh in April 2017.

Radu is a Fellow of IEEE cited for his contributions to the design and optimization of on-chip communication for embedded multicore systems.

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1998 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California

1985 MS, Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Iasi

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Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering share what they have learned about artificial intelligence while working in the field.


Marculescu to receive IEEE Computer Society 2019 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award

ECE’s Radu Marculescu has been named to receive the IEEE Computer Society 2019 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award, for his “seminal contributions to the science of network on chip design, analysis, and optimization.”

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Rethinking social networks

ECE Professor Radu Marculescu and his colleagues have created a new model of social network formation and evolution driven by the notion of “betweenness.”

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Machine learning infers microbial relationships

ECE professor Radu Marculescu has developed an algorithm that shines new light on the associations and interactions of microorganisms in the human GI microbiome, providing a new tool for the field of preventive care.

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Marculescu is Kavčić-Moura Professor

Radu Marculescu is one of four Carnegie Mellon University faculty members that have been appointed to new Kavčić-Moura Professorships.