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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 embedded and cyber-physical systems, smart and connected health, body sensor networks, integrated circuit design methodologies, fault and defect tolerance, safety-critical system design and analysis, and application-specific and general-purpose 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 and the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science Distinguished Faculty Award in 2016.

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: January 2017