Elyse Rosenbaum

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Elyse Rosenbaum
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
407 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801

Primary Research Area

  • Circuits

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  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Dec. 1992


Elyse Rosenbaum is the Melvin and Anne Louise Hassebrock Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of California, Berkeley. She is the director of the Center for Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning (CAEML), a joint project of the University of Illinois, Georgia Tech and North Carolina State University. CAEML is an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC).

Dr. Rosenbaum’s present research interests include component and system-level ESD reliability, ESD-robust high-speed I/O circuit design, compact modeling, mitigation strategies for ESD-induced soft failures, and machine-learning aided behavioral modeling of microelectronic components and systems.

Dr. Rosenbaum has authored or co-authored nearly 200 technical papers. She has presented tutorials on reliability physics at the International Reliability Physics Symposium, the EOS/ESD Symposium, and the RFIC Symposium, and she has given invited lectures at many universities and industrial laboratories; recently she was the keynote lecturer for DesignCon 2017. From 2001 through 2011 she was an editor for IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability. She is currently an editor for IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. Dr. Rosenbaum was the Technical Program Chair for the 2016 International Reliability Physics Symposium and will be the General Chair for the 2018 symposium.

Dr. Rosenbaum has been a visiting professor at Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium and National Chiao-Tung University in Hsinchu, Taiwan. She has been the recipient of a Best Student Paper Award from the IEDM, Outstanding and Best Paper Awards from the EOS/ESD Symposium, a Technical Excellence Award from the SRC, an NSF CAREER award, an IBM Faculty Award, and the ESD Association’s Industry Pioneer Recognition Award. She is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Other Professional Activities

  • Director, Center for Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning. Aug. 2016 - present.

Graduate Research Opportunities

Research opportunities exist for students with interests in device physics, circuit design and electromagnetics. Students must have good communication skills and an electrical engineering background.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Students who have completed some or all of ECE 340, 342 and 350 are potentially able to assist with some of our lab work or computer simulations. There may also be opportunities for students who have studied machine learning or statistical learning theory. Juniors and seniors only.

Research Areas

  • Circuits
  • Device modeling
  • Digital integrated circuits
  • Integrated circuit reliability
  • Nanotechnology
  • Semiconductor electronic devices

Research Topics

Research Honors

  • Industry Pioneer Recognition Award, Electrostatic Discharge Association, Sept. 2016.
  • Melvin and Anne Louise Hassebrock Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aug. 2016.
  • IEEE Fellow for "contributions to electrostatic discharge reliability of integrated circuits," 2011

Courses Taught

  • ECE 297 - Individual Study
  • ECE 342 - Electronic Circuits
  • ECE 396 - Honors Project
  • ECE 397 - Individual Study in ECE
  • ECE 441 - Physcs & Modeling Semicond Dev
  • ECE 482 - Digital IC Design
  • ECE 496 - Senior Research Project
  • ECE 499 - Senior Thesis
  • ECE 585 - MOS Device Modeling & Design
  • ECE 596 - Master's Project
  • ECE 597 - Individual Study in ECE
  • ECE 599 - Thesis Research