Professor Joel Ferguson


I am a Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I earned a B.S.E. in Engineering Analysis and Design from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. and a M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Professor Tracy Larrabee, and I guide UCSC's SCTest group. My primary research interest is Design-for-Test and Design-for-Manufacturing of modern CMOS technologies. This includes how physical design affects testing, quality level, and ease of manufacturing; fabrication defects; and how these defects affect the testability of ICs. Other research interests include failure analysis and design that makes failure analysis easier. Click here for some recent research publications.

In addition to my duties in the School of Engineering here at UCSC, I am the Provost of Crown College.


During the summer, Please contact Sally Gaynor for an appointment.  You can also, send me email.