Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering Department
6731 Boelter Hall
420 Westwood plaza
UCLA Box 159410
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594
cell: 310 - 994 - 8994
Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner was born in Iran in 1964. She received a B.S. degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering (1985), M.S. degree in
Computer Engineering (1985), Engineers degree in Electrical Engineering (1988), and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (1988), all from the
University of Southern California (USC). She holds a J.D. degree from the Northwestern California University School of Law, and has graduated Cum Laude with an LL.M. degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Dr.
Eshaghian-Wilner is currently an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also a patent attorney admitted to the State Bar of California and the Washington D.C. Bar, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Her academic work is comprised of over 20 years of research and leadership experience in various areas within the field of Parallel Architectures and Algorithms. Prior to joining UCLA, Professor Eshaghian-Wilner was a full
Professor and Department Head at the
Computer Engineering Department of the Rochester Institute of Technology. However, she is best known for her pioneering contributions to three areas of Optical Computing, Heterogeneous Computing, and Nanoscale Computing. In the area of
Optical Computing, she produced one of the first theses that dealt with the computational aspects of optical interconnects for VLSI chips. The well-referenced OMC model was developed by Dr. Eshaghian-Wilner as part of her Ph.D. work, and since then many architectures and algorithms have been designed by Dr. Eshaghian-Wilner and others based on that model. In the area of Heterogeneous Computing, Dr. Eshaghian-Wilner is the editor of the field's first book, "Heterogeneous Computing," and she is the co-founder of the IEEE Heterogeneous Computing Workshop. The well-known NSF-funded Cluster-M model was developed by Dr. Eshaghian-Wilner and her team as one of the first paradigms for executing heterogeneous applications to systems. The Cluster-M mapping is still the fastest known algorithm for mapping arbitrary task graphs onto arbitrary system graphs. Most recently, Dr. Eshaghian-Wilner has been focusing on the bio and nano applications of her work. One of her most notable results in this area involves the design of highly interconnected multiprocessor chips with spin waves that possess an unprecedented degree of interconnectivity that was not possible previously with electrical VLSI interconnects. Professor Eshaghian-Wilner is a founding series co-editor of "Nature Inspired Computing" for Wiley & Sons, and has edited the first book of this series, "Bio-inspired and Nanoscale Integrated Computing". Professor Eshaghian-Wilner has founded and/or chaired numerous IEEE conferences and organizations, including the IEEE Women in Engineering affinity division of the coastal Los Angeles section. She is the recipient of several IEEE and NSF awards.