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

Office: VCL Lab, R. 2211, Kemper Hall
Phone: (530) N/A
Email: anh.t.tran (at) ieee (dot) org

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Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 2012
University of California, Davis, USA
PhD Dissertation: On-Chip Network Designs for Many-Core Computational Platforms

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2009
University of California, Davis, USA
GPA: 3.93 / 4.0
Master Thesis: Design of a GALS-compatible reconfigurable on-chip network for many-core DSP platforms

B.S. in Electronics Engineering, 2003
Posts and Telecoms Institute of Technology, HCMC, Vietnam
GPA: 8.18 / 10.0 (in top 5%)
Bachelor Thesis: Design and implementation of a centralized real-time control system for many ARGUS power supplies

Academic Positions

Graduate Student Researcher, Sep. 2006 - Aug. 2012
VLSI Computation Laboratory, ECE Department, UC Davis, CA, USA
Research: see Research

Instructor, Apr. 2004 - Apr. 2005
Electronics and Telecoms Department, University of Danang, Danang, Vietnam
Teaching: see Teaching
Research: see Research

Undergraduate Student Researcher, Jun. 2000 - Sep. 2002
Posts and Telecoms Institute of Technology, HCMC, Vietnam
Projects: see Research

Industry Positions

Lead Hardware R&D Engineer, Oct. 2014 - present
Cavium Inc., San Jose, CA, USA
Projects: see Cavium Inc.

Senior ASIC Research Engineer, Sep. 2012 - Oct. 2014
Xpliant Inc., San Jose, CA, USA (acquired by Cavium)
Projects: see Xpliant Inc.

Lead of the Electronics & Telecoms Research Team, May. 2005 - Jul. 2006
R&D Group, Saigon Posts and Telecoms Corporation (SPT), HCMC, Vietnam
Projects: see Research

Design Engineer, Mar. 2003 - Mar. 2004
Japan NEC-Jesco Company, HCMC, Vietnam
Projects: see Research


see Research

Some Honors and Awards

Best Doctoral Dissertation Honorable Mention, College of Engineering, UC Davis, 2013.
Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, Massachusetts, USA, 2011.
Graduate Summer Research Award, Graduate Studies Office, UC Davis, USA, 2010.
Block Grant Scholarship, ECE Department, UC Davis, USA, 2009.
Graduate Fellowship, College of Engineering, UC Davis, USA, 2007 - 2008.
VEF Graduate Fellowship, USA, 2006 - 2008.
Career Award for the excellent engineers, SPT Corporation, Vietnam, 2006.
Annually Outstanding Student Awards, PTIT, Vietnam, 1998 - 2003.
VIFOTEC Award for the excellent student in science research, Vietnam, 2003.
First Prize in the Science Conference for PTIT's Students, Vietnam, 2002.
Third Prize in the National Student Informatics Olympiad, Vietnam, 2001.
'Star of January' Award, Vietnamese Student Association, Vietnam, 2000.
Second and First Prizes in the National Student Mathematical Olympiad, Vietnam, 1999 and 2000, respectively.

Professional Activities

Technical Program Committee Member: ICCD 2013, 2014, 2015; VLSI-SOC 2014