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These are the places at UNC that I worked at.

The Microelectronic Systems Laboratory
The Microelectronic Systems Laboratory (MSL) comprises faculty, staff, space, facilities and equipment in the Computer Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Established in 1981, the MSL's original charter was to "build running, reliable, maintainable digital systems, given integrated circuit chips, LSI chips, or VLSI chips ... [using] ... off-the-shelf commercially available technologies for packaging, powering, cooling, etc. to meet this goal, innovating where necessary." Driven by the technology needs of its collaborators, the MSL has significantly expanded this charter to cover a broader technology base.

UNC Department of Computer Sciencey
The Department of Computer Science was one of the first in the United States to be established as an independent computer science department. It was founded in 1964 by Dr. Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. He believed strongly in creating an atmosphere of cooperation, where students are seen as junior colleagues to faculty members. Many of his founding philosophies still provide a guiding force for the Department.

The Department's primary missions are graduate teaching and research. The Department offers two closely related graduate degrees. The M.S. and Ph.D. curricula are oriented toward the design and application of real computer systems and toward that portion of theory that guides and supports practice. I am a graduate of the Department myself, earning a PhD in 1996.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) was the first state university to open its doors to students, in 1795. With its reputation for providing high-quality education at an affordable price, the school is consistently ranked one of the nation's very best public universities. It is located in the heart of North Carolina in the scenic college town of Chapel Hill, where small town charm mixes with a cosmopolitan atmosphere to provide students with a rich and varied living experience.

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