Sheldon Logan received his BSc. in General Engineering (High Distinction) from Harvey Mudd College in 2006. His main areas of interests during his undergraduate career were controls and embedded systems. He designed and created an mp3 player as a project for a microprocessor class during his senior year. He also designed and manufactured a rotational inverted pendulum for independent research during his senior year of college.
Upon graduation Sheldon joined the Autonomous Systems Lab as a PhD student in Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. However after spending a year in the lab and also taking a couple VLSI courses he realized that his interests lied outside the area of Controls and Embedded Systems. Consequently he joined the VLSI CAD and Design lab headed by Professor Matthew Guthaus. During his first quarter at UCSC he took the custom layout class where he designed and created a custom layout for an 8 tap FIR filter. He also completed the standard cell VLSI design course where he designed a created a special flip-flop that was added to and existing library. Recently he created a thermal-aware floorplanner and a power-grid analyzer.
Sheldon's current research interest include design for variability, computer aided design, thermal aware IC design, and low power IC design. On April 15, 2013 Sheldon successfully defended his dissertation on thermal-aware CAD design. He recently accepted a job as a software engineer at Google.