Prof. John Sartori’s Research on Bespoke Processors Gains Traction

Research on bespoke processors conducted by Prof. John Sartori’s group has been gaining currency recently. So what are bespoke processors? Conventional microprocessors used to drive embedded systems as seen in wearable and Internet of Things devices usually run a single application. However to ensure programmability and flexibility, these chips carry a large number of circuits, […]

ECE’s 2017-2018 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Winners

ECE has 5 doctoral dissertation fellowship winners for the 2017-2018 academic year. They are Shreyas Bhaban (advised by Prof. Murti Salapaka), Tianyi Chen (advised by Prof. Giorgios Giannakis), Xingguo Li (Prof. Jarvis Haupt), MohammadHassan Najafi (Prof. David Lilja), and Chen Zhou (Prof. Chris Kim). The award will allow these accomplished PhD candidates the opportunity to […]

Prof. Keshab Parhi Receives IEEE CAS Mac Van Valkenburg Award

The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society has awarded ECE’s Prof. Keshab Parhi the Mac Van Valkenburg Award for pioneering contributions to VLSI digital signal processing architectures, design methodologies, and their applications to wired and wireless communications, and service to IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. The Mac Van Valkenburg Award honors individuals for outstanding technical contributions […]

ASPLOS 2017 Best Paper Award For Hari Cherupalli And Prof. John Sartori

“Determining Application-specific Peak Power and Energy Requirements for Ultra-low-power Processors,” authored by doctoral student Hari Cherupalli and Prof. John Sartori (besides authors from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) has received the Best Paper Award at ASPLOS 2017. ASPLOS (ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems) is a premier conference addressing “multidisciplinary systems […]

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 […]