Baris Taskin

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Baris Taskin


Baris Taskin received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, in 2000, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He also received the minor program diploma in operations research from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2000, and the certificate in system-on-chip (SOC) design from Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse [currently called The Technology Collaborative (TTC)], Pittsburgh, PA (in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania State University and Carnegie Mellon University), in 2003.

He joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA in 2005, where currently he is a Professor. Between 2003-2004, he was a PhD intern engineer at MultiGiG Inc., Scotts Valley, CA, working on electronic design automation of integrated circuit timing and clocking. He is the coauthor of the book entitled Timing Optimization Through Clock Skew Scheduling (Springer, 2009). He is an "A. Richard Newton Award" winner from the ACM SIGDA in 2007 (for junior faculty starting new programs in EDA), a recipient of the Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2009, the Distinguished Service Award from ACM SIGDA in 2012, the Young Electrical Engineer of the Year Award from IEEE Philadelphia in 2013 and the Drexel ECE Department's Outstanding Research Award in 2015.

He is from Izmir, Turkey. He graduated from Bornova Anatolian High School, Izmir, Turkey in 1993 and the Izmir Science High School, Izmir, Turkey in 1996. He is a lifeguard educator.


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 2005
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2003
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2000
Minor in Operations Research, 2000
Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey


Professor (2016-present)
Associate Professor (2011-2016)
Assistant Professor (2005-2011)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Staff Engineer (09/2003 - 06/2004)
Multigig Inc., Scotts Valley, CA

Curriculum Vitae

CV (January 2019)

Contact Info

Mail Address:
3141 Chestnut Street
ECE Department
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Campus Location:
Office: Bossone Building 401
Lab: Bossone Building 405

Phone: (215) 895-5972
Fax: (215) 895-1695