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Welcome to my e-portfolio! Here you'll find everything from my current research projects and publications, to my teaching philosophy and service activities.

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering in the Electrical Engineering Department at California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO). I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in Summer 2014. I previously recieved my M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 2010, and got my B.S. in General Engineering at Harvey Mudd College in 2008. My areas of research include VLSI design and computer architecture with a focus on digital design methodologies. As you'll see by exploring the pages of this site, I have a passion for teaching and mentoring that I hope to be able to continue in a professional capacity once I finish my Ph.D.

Publications

Danowitz, Andrew, Bridget Benson, Joseph Callenes-Sloan, Paul Hummel. “Differences in Mental Health between Students in a Jointly Offered Computer Engineering Program and the two Home Department.” In Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE).

Callenes-Sloan, Joseph, Paul Hummel, Andrew Danowitz, Bridget Benson. “Exploring the Relevance and Energy Usage Implications of Fixed Computer Labs in Electrical Engineering Education.” In Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE).

Danowitz, Andrew, Kacey Beddoes. “Characterizing Mental Health and Wellness in Students Across Engineering Disciplines.” In Proceedings of 2018 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference.

Danowitz, Andrew, Bridget Benson, Jeremy Edmonds. “Teaching Systems and Robotics in a Four Week Summer Short Course.” In Proceedings of the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition.

Danowitz, Andrew, “Group Work Versus Informal Collaborations: Student Perspectives.” In Proceedings of the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Pacific Southwest Regional Conference.

Danowitz, Andrew, “Leveraging the Final Project to Improve Student Motivation in Introductory Digital Design Courses.” Proceedings of the 2016 Frontiers in Education Conference.

Danowitz, Andrew, Antonio Leija. “Leveraging New Platforms to Provide Students with a Realistic SoC Design Experience.” In Proceedings of the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition.

Danowitz, Andrew, “Instructables.com as a Tool to Improve Student Outcomes and Promote Community Engagement: Work in Progress.” In Proceedings of the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Pacific Southwest Regional Conference.

Richardson, Stephen, Dejan Markovic, Andrew Danowitz, John Brunhaver, Mark Horowitz. “Building Conflict-Free FFT Schedules.” Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on 62, no. 4 (2015): 1146-1155.

Danowitz, Andrew. Exploring Abstract Interfaces In System-On-Chip Integration. Thesis. Stanford University, 2014.

Danowitz, Andrew, Kyle Kelley, James Mao, John P Stevenson, and Mark Horowitz. “CPU DB: Recording Microprocessor History.” Communications of the ACM 55, no. 4 (2012): 55–63.

Shacham, Ofer, Megan Wachs, Andrew Danowitz, Sameh Galal, John Brunhaver, Wajahat Qadeer, Sabarish Sankaranarayanan, Artem Vassiliev, Stephen Richardson, and Mark Horowitz. “Avoiding Game over: Bringing Design to the Next Level.” In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Design Automation Conference, 623–629, 2012.

Kelley, Kyle, Megan Wachs, Andrew Danowitz, Pete Stevenson, Stephen Richardon, and Mark Horowitz. “Intermediate Representations for Controllers in Chip Generators.” In Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE), 2011, 1–6, 2011.

Danowitz, Andrew, Nathaniel Pinckney, Michael Braly, Howard Chen, Andrew Giles, Sarah Harris, and Samuel Osofsky. “Optical Distress Beacon for Space Use.” in 3rdIAASS Conference: Building a Safer Space Together, 2008.

Chen, Howard, Andrew Joseph Giles, Nathaniel Pinckney, Sarah Harris, Andrew Danowitz, and Samuel Seth Osofsky. Optical Distress Beacon For Use In Space Environments, US Patent App. 12/250,294. 2008.