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
(617) 358-6238
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.