Cowan received the B.A.Sc. degree from the University
of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
in 1999, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, New
NY, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. During his graduate studies, he
with Philips Research, Briarcliff
and as an undergraduate with Research in Motion in Waterloo,
Motorola in Toronto,
and Nortel in Ottawa.
2005, he joined the Communications Technology Department
at the IBM T. J.
Watson Research Center,
His research activities included CMOS
circuits for high-speed communications, design for manufacturability,
circuits for the measurement of process variability. In 2007, he joined
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University
in Montreal, QC, Canada,
where he is an Associate
Professor in the VLSI research group.
Dr. Cowan was a co-recipient of Electrical Engineering’s
Jacob Millman award
for the two most outstanding teaching assistants in 2001, and a
the Dean’s Award of Extraordinary Teaching Assistant in 2001,
2002, and 2003.
In 2003, he was a recipient of Analog Device’s Outstanding
Award. He was the 2005 recipient of Columbia’s
Eliahu I. Jury award for outstanding achievement by a graduate student
areas of systems, communications, or signal processing.