This expert is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at a major university. He has more than 14 years experience with design of digital systems using VHDL and Verilog. His current research interests are in the general area of reconfigurable computing. Current research focuses on the development of a suite of software tools that allow scientists to benefit from the potential order of magnitude speedup in execution time offered by reconfigurable computers over typical desktop computers. These tools significantly reduce algorithm development time by transforming C/C programs into an assembly language program that can be executed directly on a reconfigurable computer that implements an Application Specific Digital Signal Processor. A major project in this research program involves the development of a remote reconfigurable hardware resource allocation system for executing algorithms from a remote site on the reconfigurable computer available in our laboratory. He has also conducted research in the area of technology based curriculum development, distance education, and VLSI design for testability.
This expert has taught courses on digital system design, ASIC design, microprocessor system applications, FPGA-based system design, and VLSI design for testability (using VHDL). He has published more than 30 papers in peer reviewed conferences/journals. Clay has also developed several CAD tools which are a part of the MCNC OASIS (Open Architecture Silicon Implementation Software) system. He has served on the program committee and as session chair for several international conferences. He received a best paper and a best presentation award for a paper presented at the International Conference on Computer Design and has received numerous fellowships and national awards.