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Wolfe, Andrew


Andrew Wolfe is a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His expertise is in Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems, and Consumer Electronics. He previously served on the faculty at Princeton University and taught classes at Stanford. In addition to his academic roles, Dr. Wolfe served at Senior VP and CTO at S3/SonicBlue where he led several chip design teams and helped launch more than 30 digital audio and video products. Dr. Wolfe has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and is the named inventor on over 50 U.S. patents.


Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992
M.S., in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987
B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The Johns Hopkins University, 1985


  • Micro Test-of-Time Award (in recognition of one of the ten most influential papers of the first 25 years of the symposium), 2014
  • Business 2.0 “20 Young Executives You Need to Know”, 2002
  • Walter C. Johnson Prize for Teaching Excellence, 1997
  • Princeton University Engineering Council Excellence in Teaching Award, Spring 1996
  • AT&T/Lucent Foundation Research Award, 1996
  • Walter C. Johnson Prize for Teaching Excellence, 1995
  • IEEE Certificate of Appreciation, 1995, 2001
  • AT&T Foundation Research Award, 1993
  • Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellow, 1986 - 1991
  • Burroughs Corporation Fellowship in Engineering, 1985 - 1986.

Courses Taught

ELEN 33; ELEN 120; ELEN 121; ELEN 123 (also COEN 123/MECH 143); ELEN 510