Prof. John Sartori Wins NSF CAREER Award for “Application-specific Power Management”

  Prof. John Sartori has been awarded the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. This is one of the most prestigious awards instituted by the NSF to recognize and support faculty early in their careers who show the potential to “serve as academic role models in research and […]

Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar Named ACM Fellow

The Association for Computing Machinery has named Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar as one of its 2016 ACM Fellows for “contributions to the enhancement of performance and reliability in integrated circuits.” Prof. Sapatnekar’s research focuses on computer-aided design (CAD) of VLSI systems. Some of the  specific problems that his research team have worked on recently include spintronics-based design, […]

Most Influential Paper Award

Sanjay V. Kumar (Ph.D. ’09), Prof. Chris H. Kim, and Prof. Sachin S. Sapatnekar have won the ACM/IEEE William J. McCalla Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award for “An Analytical Model for Negative Bias Temperature Instability.” The paper develops a physics-based analytical model for a transistor aging mechanism called negative bias temperature instability, and shows […]

2016 ISLPED Best Paper Award for Team ECE

The paper is co-authored by current doctoral candidate Chen Zhou, former MSEE student Saroj Satapathy, former PhD student Yingjie Lao, Prof. Chris Kim, and Prof. Keshab Parhi. Titled “Soft Response Generation and Thresholding Strategies for Linear and Feed-Forward MUX PUFs,” it was presented at the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design […]

2016 SRC Technical Excellence Award Goes to Prof. Chris Kim

Congratulations to ECE faculty Prof. Chris Kim on being awarded the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technical Excellence Award for 2016. The award recognizes his work in the invention of a new class of compact on-chip sensors called “silicon odometers” that can accurately and efficiently measure circuit aging effects. Wear and tear of systems and devices […]

ASYNC 2016 Best Paper Award

“Ring Oscillator Clocks and Margins,” a paper resulting from a collaboration between ECE faculty Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar and Prof. Jordi Cortadella’s group from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), has received the best paper award at the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems (ASYNC 2016). Modern chip technologies are susceptible to variations […]

IEEE Fellow News

Alumnus Zhong Feng Wang now at Broadcom Corporation, has been elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to VLSI design and implementation of forward error correction coding. He earned his doctoral degree in 2000, under the guidance of Prof. Keshab Parhi. Prof. Stergios Roumeliotis has been elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to visual-inertial navigation and […]

IoT: opportunities, concerns, and challenges

The following is an extract of an interview with Grant Erickson, also an ECE alumnus, who focuses our attention on some of the challenges and concerns that coexist with the opportunities of living in a connected world. Currently employed at Nest, Grant gives us an insight into how some of these concerns can be addressed […]