"Peter" Weiping Shi, Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3259
(979) 845-3820 (office)
(979) 862-1645 (secretary)
(979) 845-2630 (fax)
Brief Bio:
Prof. Shi received Ph.D. in computer science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. He taught at University of North Texas from 1992 to 2000, and have been with Texas A&M University since 2000. He was the founder and chairman of Pextra Corporation, a start-up company specializing in modeling integrated circuits, until its acquisition in 2009 by Mentor Graphics Corporation, a leader in electronic design automation software. During 2009-2010, he was on leave from the university to work as an engineering director at Mentor Graphics, integrating Pextra products into Mentor Graphics flow. The resulting product, Calibre xACT3D, is highly rated and adopted by the semiconductor industry worldwide. He returned in 2010 to share his knowledge and experience with the students. Prior to Pextra, Prof. Shi worked as a consultant for PDF Solutions on yield analysis and enhancement, and for Cadence Design Systems on layout synthesis.
ELEN 248: Introduction to Digital System Design
ELEN 350: Computer Architecture and Design
ELEN 468: Advanced Logic Design
ELEN 475: Introduction to VLSI Design
ELEN 689: Layout Synthesis of VLSI Circuits
ELEN 689: Modeling and Simulation of VLSI Circuits
ELEN 691: My section numbers are 661 (spring and fall), 161 (summer session I), 261 (summer session II), and 361 (full summer).
Dr. Shi's research interests are Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) and design and analysis of algorithms. His current projects include modeling, layout synthesis, and testing. His research has been founded by National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation, ARP/ATP, Texas Instruments, Intel, and IBM.
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