Professor and Chair
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
Brent Nelson is department chair and a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University. He received his PhD in computer science in 1984 from the University of Utah in the area of VLSI CAD. His current research interests focus on CAD tools for the design of digital electonic systems (especially FPGA-based systems) and high performance computing applications using FPGAs and GPGPU devices.
He is active in the professional community, serving on the program committees of a number of FPGA and reconfigurable computing conferences and as an industry consultant and expert witness in the fields of digital systems and computer systems.
He is also involved in international and globalization activities within the college, having created the college's Globalization Study Abroad program in 2007. He regularly takes groups of students to China on spring term study abroad programs to study globalization and its impact on engineering and technology.
Courses Taught Regularly
* Recent courses