Andrew S. Waterman


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I'm a displaced Orleanian and alumnus of the ASPIRE Lab at Cal, from which I received my M.S. in 2011 and Ph.D. in 2016. Since graduating, I've co-founded SiFive, where my colleagues and I aim to vastly reduce the cost of custom silicon.

My principal research interests are computer architecture, VLSI design, and architectural support for operating systems. Alongside my Berkeley colleagues, Yunsup, Krste, and Dave, I designed RISC-V, an open, free instruction set architecture. Our goal is to make RISC-V the standard ISA for education and industrial implementation alike.

Prior to attending Cal, I received my B.S.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke in 2008.