Christoph Studer moves to Cornell Tech

Christoph StuderCornell University's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is pleased to announce Assistant Professor Christoph Studer’s move to Cornell Tech for a two-year term starting July 1, 2019.

While at Cornell Tech, Studer will continue his research at the intersection of algorithm development, algorithmic theory and digital integrated circuit design. Cornell Tech’s location in New York City will enable him and his research group to more closely interact with a number of companies working on next-generation wireless communication systems and embedded machine learning.

Studer’s VLSI Information Processing (VIP) Group is developing novel algorithms for applications demanding high throughput, low latency, low power and best solution quality, and is integrating them into efficient (in terms of power consumption, throughput and silicon area) application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). To arrive at best-in-class hardware designs, they jointly consider theory, algorithm development, architecture design and hardware implementation aspects, which enables far more efficient solutions than conventional, atomistic algorithm or VLSI design approaches that solely focus on one of these fields. Currently, the VIP Group’s focus is on the design of new technologies for next-generation multi-antenna wireless communication systems and real-time machine learning for embedded applications.

Christoph Studer received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich in 2005 and 2009, respectively. During his Ph.D. studies, Studer focused on the design of new algorithms and digital integrated circuits for multi-antenna wireless communication systems. By jointly developing novel algorithms and integrated circuits, his work has allowed for the creation of more efficient solutions than had otherwise been possible.

In 2005, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Smart Antennas Research Group at Stanford University. From 2006 to 2009, Studer was a Research Assistant in both the Integrated Systems Laboratory and the Communication Technology Laboratory (CTL) at ETH Zurich, and from 2009 to 2011, he was Postdoctoral Researcher at CTL, ETH Zurich. In 2011, he relocated to the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Group at Rice University in Houston, TX, where he worked on theory and algorithms for signal processing and machine learning, first as a Postdoctoral Researcher and then as a Research Scientist.

Studer received ETH Medals for his M.S. and Ph.D. theses in 2005 and 2011, respectively. He has collected various accolades for academic achievement including several best paper and best demo awards. Studer shared the Swisscom/ICTnet Innovations Award in both 2010 and 2013, and he received a two-year Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship for Advanced Researchers in 2011. Additionally, Studer was a recipient of a U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2017 and a Michael Tien ’72 teaching award from Cornell Engineering in 2016.

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