Jon Pimentel


Jon Pimentel was born in McKinleyville, California and graduated magna cum laud with the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2009. Since 2009, he has have been pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis.

He currently works in the VLSI Computation Laboratory with Professor Bevan Baas. His research covers hybrid floating point units and the physical design of his group's next many-core chip. His interests include high-performance low power many-core processor architecture, VLSI design, floating-point unit architecture, synthetic aperture radar signal processing, and biomedical imaging.

Jon interned with the Many Integrated Core (MIC) design group at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon in Fall 2013. While at Intel he worked on the core architecture of the next generation MIC product.

His most recent awards include the Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, the GAANN Fellowship, the UCD & Humanities Graduate Research Award, the Frank and Carolan Walker Fellowship, and the ECE Graduate Program Fellowship.

Jon is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the Golden Key International Honor Society, the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Portuguese American Post-Graduate Society.

Currently, Jon is pursuing his Ph.D. in the area of floating point architectures and manycore processor design. To read more about his research interests and projects, please click on the research tab above.

- 12/09/2014