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John Lach

Professor and Chair
Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Virginia

I received the B.S. (1996) degree in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University and the M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Since 2000, I have been a faculty member in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia and have held the rank of Professor and Department Chair since 2012. I am a Senior Member of the IEEE and am a past Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computers and the IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems.

My primary research interests are body sensor networks for biomedical and healthcare applications (wireless health), embedded systems, integrated circuit design methodologies, fault and defect tolerance, safety-critical system design and analysis, and general-purpose and application-specific processor design. I have been the PI or co-PI on over 35 grants totaling over $16M (over $6.5M directed to my lab) and have published over 150 refereed papers, including five Best Paper Awards. My research group has won two conference poster competitions and the 2011 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest. I am a founder and Steering Committee member of the Wireless Health Conference Series, a founder and co-director of the UVA Center for Wireless Health, and Associate Director for Translational Research for the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST). I won an All-University Teaching Award in 2005.

Contact Information:
University of Virginia
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Thornton Hall
351 McCormick Road
P.O. Box 400743
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Office: Thornton Hall C-219
Phone: 434-924-6086
Fax: 434-924-8818
Email: jlach[at]virginia[dot]edu

Last updated: September 2016