Dr. Nur Touba is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and holds the General Motors Foundation Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Electrical Engineering.
Nur Touba was born and raised in suburban Minneapolis. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He received a graduate fellowship at Stanford University. At Stanford, he worked with Prof. Edward McCluskey at the Center for Reliable Computing. He completed his Ph.D. in 1996.
He received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Faculty CAREER Award in 1997. He also received a Best Paper Award in 2001 at the VLSI Test Symposium. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow status in 2009.
Nur's research interests are in computer-aided design, VLSI testing, and fault-tolerant computing. He has developed a number of innovative techniques for automated design of testable and fault-tolerant circuits. In particular, his research has focused on developing new techniques for built-in self-test (BIST), delay fault testing, concurrent error detection, and design-for-testability (DFT) in core-based designs.