Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance

Douglas Densmore received his Bachelors of Science in Engineering (Computer Engineering) from the University of Michigan in April 2001. He received his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering in May 2004 and his PhD in Electrical Engineering in May 2007 (both from UC Berkeley).  After receiving his PhD he was a UC Chancellor’s post doctoral researcher both at UC Berkeley and the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI). He was the team leader of UC Berkeley’s award winning software tools team for MIT’s International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM) in 2008 and 2009.

His industry experience includes four+ summers with Intel Corporation and summer research positions at Cypress Semiconductor and Xilinx Research Labs. He is currently a member of the Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC), the Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems (CHESS), and the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC).

He is now the Richard and Minda Reidy Family Career Development Assistant Professor at Boston University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the leader of the Center for Integrating Design Automation Research (CIDAR) and a member of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology (CAB). His background and interests are in Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems, Logic Synthesis, Digital Logic Design, System Level Design, and Synthetic Biology.