Jacob K. White

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jacob K. White at MIT

Jacob K. White is the Cecil H. Green Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[1] He researches fast numerical algorithms for simulation, particularly the simulation of circuits. His work on the FASTCAP[2][3] program for three-dimensional capacitance calculation and FASTHENRY,[4] a program for three-dimensional inductance calculations, is highly cited. He has also done extensive work on steady-state simulation of analog and microwave circuits.[5][6] White was a significant early contributor to the development of Spectre and SpectreRF.[7]

White received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985, working on waveform relaxation[8] under advising professor Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli. He worked for IBM prior to joining the MIT faculty.[9]

White was made a Fellow of the IEEE in 2008 "for contributions to simulation tools for RF circuits, electrical interconnects, and micro machined devices."[10]


  1. ^ Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT.
  2. ^ Nabors, K.; White, J.K. (November 1991). "FastCap: A Multipole Accelerated 3-D Capacitance Extraction Program". IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. 10: 1447–1459. doi:10.1109/43.97624. 
  3. ^ Philips, J. R.; White, J. K. (October 1997). "A precorrected-FFT method for electrostatic analysis of complicated 3-D structures". IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. 16: 1059–1072. doi:10.1109/43.662670. 
  4. ^ Kamon, M., Tsuk, M.J., and White, J.K. (September 1994). "FASTHENRY: a multipole-accelerated 3-D inductance extraction program". IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 42: 1750–1758. doi:10.1109/22.310584. 
  5. ^ Kundert, K. S., White. J. K., and Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, A., Steady-state Methods for Simulating Analog and Microwave Circuits, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston , 1990
  6. ^ Telichevesky, R., Kundert, K. S., and White, J. K. (1995). "Efficient steady-state analysis based on matrix-free Krylov-subspace methods". Proc. 32nd ACM IEEE Design Automation Conference, San Francisco. pp. 480–484. doi:10.1145/217474.217574. 
  7. ^ Ricardo Telichevesky, Kenneth S. Kundert & Jacob K. White.Efficient Steady-State Analysis based on Matrix-Free Krylov-Subspace Methods. Proceedings of the 32nd Design Automation Conference, June 1995.
  8. ^ White, Jacob K., The Multirate Integration Properties of Waveform Relaxation, with Applications to Circuit Simulation and Parallel Computation, Memorandum No. UCB/ERL 85/90, University of California, Berkeley, November 1985
  9. ^ Vita from White's lab.
  10. ^ http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/fellows/alphabetical/wfellows.html

External links[edit]