Prof. Russel Tessier

Russell Tessier received the B.S. degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1989. He received the S.M. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1992 and February, 1999, respectively. His dissertation work involved the development of new VLSI layout techniques for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Previously, Dr. Tessier was a founder of Virtual Machine Works, a company which develops logic emulation equipment.

Dr. Tessier has joined ECE as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Systems Engineering area. Currently, he is teaching a graduate course in reconfigurable computing, an emerging field of computer architecture.

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