Gates Winkler

Graduation Time: 
Monday, April 30, 2012

Gates Winkler is from Pasadena, California. In high school, Gates worked in Professor H. B. Gray’s group at the California Institute of Technology on experiments to tag a mutant protein found in Parkinson's disease with an amino acid to enable tracking of the disease. This work resulted in a first-author paper in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B in 2006. Gates went on to attend Carnegie Mellon University where he received his B.S in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2010, with an additional degree in Technical Writing. He was awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (in 2007) from the California Institute of Technology to build custom instruments for a research group in the chemistry department. While at Carnegie Mellon, Gates worked with Professor Ken Mai's research group on an AES encryption circuit project. His undergraduate career culminated with a Capstone in CMU's Integrated Circuit Design Project course, for which his team was awarded AMD's “Exceptional Design” Prize. In Fall 2010, he moved to UCSB to pursue a Master’s Degree in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. In Spring 2011, he joined Prof. Banerjee's Nanoelectronics group where his research involves detection and prevention of aging in SRAM cells, as well as circuit design issues in emerging 3-D ICs.