Austin Rovinski

  • Assistant Professor


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I am looking for new PhD students to join my research group. If you are passionate about tackling some of the hardest problems in chip design and future computing systems, please read here.

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Austin Rovinski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University. He earned his Ph.D., master's, and bachelor's degrees all from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Prior to joining NYU in Fall 2023, Austin spent a year as a postdoc at Cornell University.

Austin is passionate about chip design, and his research interests span the areas of computer architecture, very large-scale integration (VLSI), and electronic design automation (EDA). In particular, Austin is interested in creating fast, high-quality EDA frameworks and prototyping next-generation chiplet-based systems. Austin has led the development of several novel chip prototypes and made substantial contributions to agile hardware design methodologies. Austin is a founding member of the OpenROAD project where he served as a design advisor and led the development of the OpenROAD RTL-to-GDS flow.

At Cornell, Austin focused on developing an optoelectronic interconnect system utilizing 2.5D packaging and design of domain-specific accelerators for EDA.

Austin has received a IEEE Micro Top Picks honor (2015), Michigan EECS Outstanding Research Award (2016), and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship honorable mention (2017, 2018).

Research Interests
Domain-specific accelerators
System-on-chip design
VLSI and physical design
Chiplet-based systems
2.5D/3D packaging
Electronic design automation
Open-source hardware and EDA
Optoelectronic interconnects

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 2016
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.), Electrical Engineering

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 2017
Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.), Computer Science and Engineering

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 2022
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Computer Science and Engineering

Cornell University, Postdoc, 03/2022 - 07/2023

New York University, Assistant Professor, 09/2023 - present