Douglas Densmore

D.-Densmore-200x300Associate Professor
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2007

Affiliated Investigator, Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC)
Affiliated Faculty, BME
Bioinformatics Faculty

Computer Engineering
System Level Design and Synthetic Biology

dougd@bu.edu
(617) 358-6238
webpage
office: PHO 335

Honors, Awards, and Editorships

  • 2015 IEEE Senior Member
  • 2015 ACM Senior Member
  • 2013 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium participant
  • 2013 Ignition Award (BU)
  • 2013 College of Engineering Early Career Excellence Award (BU)
  • 2013 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2012-14 Hariri Institute Junior Faculty Fellow (BU)
  • 2012 Dean’s Catalyst Award (BU)
  • 2012 ECE Award for Excellence in Teaching (BU)
  • 2010 Richard and Minda Reidy Family Career Development Professor (BU)
  • 2008, 2009, 2011 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition Best Software Tool
  • 2007-2009 UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow

Classes Taught

  • EC311 Introduction to Logic Design
  • EC327 Introduction to Software Engineering
  • EC551 Advanced Digital Design with Verilog and FPGA

Research Interests

    • high level languages for synthetic biology
    • data exchange standards for biological parts and devices
    • system level design of embedded systems
    • computer architecture
    • design for test

Selected Publications

  • D. Densmore, T. H.C. Hsiau, J. Kittleson, W. DeLoache, C. Batten, and J. C. Anderson (May 2010): “Algorithms for Automated DNA Assembly,” Nucleic Acids Research, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 2607-2616.
  • D. Densmore, J. Kittleson, L. Bilitchenko, A. Liu, and J. C. Anderson (May 2010): “Rule Based Constraints for the Construction of Genetic Devices,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Paris, France.
  • D. Densmore, A. Simalatsar, A. Davare, R. Passerone, and A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (April 2009): “UMTS MPSoC Design Evaluation Using a System Level Design Framework,” Design, Automation, and Test Europe (DATE), Nice, France.
  • D. Densmore, R. Passerone, and A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (September/October 2006): “A Platform-Based Taxonomy for ESL Design,” IEEE Design and Test of Computers, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 359-374.
  • S. Kakita, Y. Watanabe, D. Densmore, A. Davare, and A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (June 2006): “Functional Model Exploration for Multimedia Applications via Algebraic Operators,” Sixth International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design (ACSD), Turku, Finland.