Anh T. Tran, Ph.D.
VCL Lab - ECE Department
University of California - Davis

Office: VCL Lab, R. 2211, Kemper Hall
Phone: (530) 752-5074
Email: anh.t.tran (at)

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ASIC/FPGA design and implementation
Computer architectures
Low power digital circuit design
On-chip interconnection networks


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Dr. Anh Tran (Trần Thiên Ánh in Vietnamese) received his PhD degree from UC Davis in 2012. He conducted his research in the VLSI Computation Laboratory, ECE Department, UC Davis, under the advice of Professor Bevan Baas. Before working at UC Davis as a PhD student, he was a technical leader of the Electronics & Telecoms Research Team in the R&D Group, Saigon Posts and Telecoms Corporation. Dr. Tran received his B.S degree from the Posts and Telecoms Institute of Technology (PTIT) HCMC Vietnam in 2003 and his M.S. degree from UC Davis in 2009, both in Electrical Engineering.

He has received several awards including a First Prize in the Vietnamese National Mathematical Olympiad in 2000, a VEF Graduate Fellowship in 2006, a Graduate Summer Research Award from the UC Davis's Dean of Graduate Studies in 2010, a Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD) in 2011, and a Best Doctoral Disseration Honorable Mention from the UC Davis' College of Engineering in 2013.