Biographical Information - John A. Nestor

John A. Nestor was born and grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He attended Georgia Institute of Technology and recieved the BEE degree (Cooperative Plan) in 1979. While at Georgia Tech he worked as a Co-op Student at the Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment Station (now know as the Georgia Tech Research Institute). He also worked for 3 years at WREK - FM 91.1, Georgia Tech's 40,000 Watt student radio station and served as General Manager during the 1978-79 academic year. He attended graduate school at Carnegie-Mellon University and received the MSEE (Computer Engineering Option) and Ph.D. degrees in 1982 and 1987, respectively.

Dr. Nestor was a member of the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Enginering Department at Illinois Institute of Technology from 1987-2000. He helped found IIT's new BS in Computer Engineering Degree Program in 1993 and directed this program from 1993-1999. From 1997-1999 he worked with a team of IIT students to develop and maintain a website for long-distance balloonist Kevin Uliassi, j.renee.iit.edu.

In 2000 Dr. Nestor joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Lafayette College.

Dr. Nestor's interests include the design of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) systems, the development of high-level Computer-Aided Design tools for VLSI, design using hardware description languages, Field Programmable and Reconfigurable Logic, and the use of vizualization techniques to enhance VLSI and Engineering Education. Dr. Nestor is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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