R. Iris Bahar

Phone: +1 401 863 1430

Research Interests

Iris Bahar's research interests lie broadly in the areas of computer architecture, electronic design automation, and digital circuit design. In particular, she is working on developing new approaches to reduce power dissipation and improve reliability in high-performance processors, including multiprocessors and nanocomputing systems. In addition, she is working on methods to improve the accuracy of timing analyzers used for verifying circuits designs.


R. Iris Bahar received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Before entering the Ph.D program at CU-Boulder, she was with Digital Equipment Corporation, responsible for the hardware implementation of their latest processor. In 1996 she joined the Division of Engineering, Brown University, as an Assistant Professor. In 2003 she was promoted to Associate Professor and in 2012 to Full Professor. She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award. Her research interests include computer architecture; computer-aided design for synthesis, verification and low-power applications; and design, test, and reliability issues for nanoscale systems.