Nader Bagherzadeh is a professor of computer engineering in the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Irvine, where he served as a chair from 1998 to 2003. Dr. Bagherzadeh has been involved in research and development in the areas of: computer architecture, reconfigurable computing, VLSI chip design, network-on-chip, 3D chips, sensor networks, computer graphics, memory and embedded systems, since he received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Professor Bagherzadeh has published more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. His former students have assumed key positions in software and computer systems design companies in the past thirty years. He has been a PI or Co-PI on more than $10 million worth of research grants for developing next generation computer systems for applications in general purpose computing and digital signal processing as well as other related areas.