VLSI System and Computation Lab (VSCLAB) News

 

2014 News

 

Date

News

8/20/2014

Prof. Massimo Poncino from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, visited VSCLAB at UCR.  He also gave a talk titled ““Towards Computer-Aided Design of Electrical Energy Systems: Challenges and Solutions” at the ECE department at UC Riverside.

 

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8/9/2014

The Mixed-Signal Nanometer Research Lab at UC Riverside has been changed to VLSI System and Computation Lab (VSCLAB) to better reflects the works and research topics undertaken in this lab.

 

7/17/2014

My former PhD student Boyuan Yan has  been appointed as an assistant research professor  at department of Physiology and Biophysics of Cornell University since July 2014.  

 

http://physiology.med.cornell.edu/faculty/profile.php?id=boyuanyan

 

I have one more PhD student now working as faculty member!

 

Congratulation on Boyuan!

 

7/18/2014

A new book, that  Dr. Sheldon Tan co-authored, has been published by Springer Publisher. The new book is titled “Advanced Symbolic Analysis for VLSI Systems – Method and Application”. It provides the latest development in symbolic analysis for VLSI design and its application.

 

 

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The eBook is available on SpringerLink, Springer's online platform, accessed by millions of users every day.

 

7/2/2014

Our industry collaborator, Dr. Valeriy Sukharev received the prestigious  SRC Mahboob Khan Outstanding Industry Liaison Award!

Mahboob Khan Outstanding Industry Liaison/Associate Awards recognizes those individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment and effectiveness in facilitation of university research, mentoring of graduate students, and dissemination of knowledge and research results to industry.

Dr. Sukharev has been selected as a recipient of one of the 2014 Mahboob Khan Outstanding Industry Liaison/Associate Awards.  His dedication and personal contributions as a liaison to SRC research programs under the direction of Dr. Sheldon Tan, University of California Riverside on SRC research #2417.001 - Thermal-Sensitive System-Level Reliability Analysis and Management for Multi-Core and 3D Microprocessors has served to strengthen our industry.   SRC laud his efforts and hold his accomplishments as a role model for others.

The Mahboob Khan Outstanding Industry Liaison/Associate Awards will be presented at the SRC TECHCON 2014 banquet on Monday, September 8th in Austin, TX. 

 

6/1/2014

Several students from VSCLAB attended the 21th Design Automation Conference held in San Francisco, CA including Prof. Hai Wang, the VSCLAB alumni.

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5/29/2014

 

Our recent work on the compact thermal modeling, which was published on the “The Integration, The VLSI” Journal, in January 2014 has been one of the most downloaded paper in last  90 days.  As of May 8, 2014, the paper has been downloaded 263 times and is still ranked as 19th of most downloaded papers.  This work was jointly funded by NSF and SRC project.

 

Z. Liu, S. X.-D. Tan, H. Wang, Y. Hua, and A. Gupta, “Compact thermal modeling for packaged microprocessor design with practical power maps”, Integration, The VLSI Journal, vol.  47, no. 1, January 2014. (One of the most downloaded papers in 2014 after its publication, 263 downloads in 6 months)  see: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/integration-the-vlsi-journal/most-downloaded-articles/  Online access:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167926013000412

 

 

 

5/9/2014

Ph.D. student Zao Liu successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis today. His thesis is titled “System-level thermal modeling and management for multi-core and 3D microprocessors”.

 

Congratulation on Zao. Zao is the 12th Ph.D. graduated from MSLAB.

 Zao will join Intel Corp at Arizona after the graduation. We wish Zao the best in his future endeavor.

 

 

5/7/2014

A new book by Dr. Sheldon Tan,  Dr. Guoyong Shi and Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, has been submitted to publication:

 

Guoyong Shi, Sheldon X.-D. Tan, Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, “Advanced Symbolic Analysis for VLSI Systems -- Methods and Applications”, Springer, 2014 (in press).

 

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the recent advances in symbolic analysis techniques for design automation of nanometer VLSI systems.  The presentation is organized in parts of fundamentals, basic implementation methods and applications for VLSI design.  Topics emphasized include  statistical timing and crosstalk analysis, statistical and parallel analysis, performance bound analysis and behavioral modeling for analog integrated circuits  Among the recent advances, the Binary Decision Diagram (BDD) based approaches are studied in depth.   The BDD-based hierarchical symbolic analysis approaches ,  have essentially broken the analog circuit size barrier. 

 

This is the 5th book Dr. Sheldon Tan authored or co-authored. Thanks for Dr. Haibao Chen and Ph.D. student Yan Zhu for their help to finalize this book.

 

4/23/2014

Dr. Sheldon Tan visited the department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) of UCSD and presented an invited talk “New Physics-Based Full-Chip Electron-Migration Analysis and System-level Reliability Management”. Dr. Tan also visited Prof. Chung Kuan Cheng’s lab at UCSD.

 

 

4/21/2014

Ph.D. student, Taeyoung Kim was award the Richard Newton Young Fellow to the 51th Design Automation Conference (DAC). Richard Newton Young Fellow is a prestigious award for junior Ph.D. students who studied in the  electronic design automation (EDA) and embedded system design areas. Taeyoung will get supports from the award for his travel to coming 51th DAC in San Francisco, CA.

 

Congratulation on Taeyoung!

 

 

3/11/2014

Our recent work on the compact thermal modeling, which was published on the “The Integration, The VLSI” Journal, in January 2014 has been one of the most downloaded paper in last 90 days. It has logged 178 downloads during this period.  As of May 8, 2014, the paper has been downloaded 263 times and is still ranked as 24th of most downloaded papers.  This work was jointly funded by NSF and SRC project.

 

Z. Liu, S. X.-D. Tan, H. Wang, Y. Hua, and A. Gupta, “Compact thermal modeling for packaged microprocessor design with practical power maps”, Integration, The VLSI Journal, vol.  47, no. 1, January 2014. (One of the most downloaded papers in 2014 after its publication, 178 downloads in 3 months)  see: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/integration-the-vlsi-journal/most-downloaded-articles/  Online access:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167926013000412

 

3/5/2014

Dr. Valeriy Sukharev visited UCR Riverside.  Dr. Sukharev  is a leading scientist in the Calibre group in Mentor Graphics. He is an well-known expert on the reliability analysis and modeling for VLSI systems.  He is a industry liaison of one funded SRC/NSF project at MSLAB.

 

Dr. Sukharev presented an invited talk titled “The physics of electromigration for IC designers” and discussed the research collaborations and topics with the students in the MSLAB.

 

 

2/28/2014

Our work and paper on electro-migration based reliability analysis has been nominated as the Best Paper Award candidate in the coming IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference, which is the primary design technology conference in the semiconductor and EDA industry.

X. Huang, T. Yu,  V. Sukharev,  S. X.-D. Tan, “Physics-based electromigration assessment for power grid networks”, Proc. IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC’14),  San Francisco, June, 2014. (Best Paper Award Nomination (12 out of 787 submissions, 1.5%))

 

1/3/2014

Nvdia Corporation donated a new K40 GPU, which is the last Kepler series GPU from Nvidia as part of CUDA Research Center Prof. Tan established at UCR.

The new GPU, which costs about $5000, will significant boost the GPU and parallel algorithm development in MSLAB.

 

 

 

2013 News

 

 

Date

News

12/20/2013

The OpenACC Accelerator Fortran/C/C++ Linux compilers from Portland Group Interntioal (PGI), which was dominated by Nvdia as part of the Nvidia CUDA Research Center, has been installed in MSLAB. This compiler will help boost the research works on GPU and parallel programming.

 

12/10/2013

Prof. Sheldon Tan visited the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Seoul National University at Seoul and presented invited talk. Prof. Tan also visited Prof. Naehyuck Chang’s research LAB at SNU.

 

Seoul National University, Embedded System Research Center (ESRC), Seoul, Korea, “Architecture Level Thermal Modeling, Management for Multi-core and 3D Microprocessors”, Dec. 10, 2013.

 

11/21/2013

Prof. Naehyuck Chang of SNU visited UCR again. He gave an very interesting talk to the students in the EE213 course on the electronic energy systems.

 

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11/8/2013

The IRES 2013 post-program workshp was held in Bourns College of Engineering. Prof. Sheldon Tan and Prof. Albert Wang hosted the workshop. In the workshop, all the participating IRES students presented their research works and their social activities during the summer IRES program. The IRES program certificates were gave to the participating students at the end of the meeting.

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10/10/2013

Prof. Naehyuck Chang of SNU visited MSLAB and Winston Chung Global Energy Center at Bouns College of Engineering.

 

8/12/2013

Prof. Naehyuck Chang, who the professor of Computre Science and Engineering department at Seoul National University, visited the MSLAB and CE-CERT on Aug.12 an Aug.15, 2013.  Prof. Chang came to UCR to explore the collaborative researches on the advanced energy storage (battery), smart building and smart solar power techniques.  Prof. Chang is well-known power power and embedded, and recently advanced energy system expert.

 

Prof. Chang also met Prof. Qi Zhu, the CE-CERT Director Prof. Matthew Marth and Weston Chung Energy Research Center Director Dr. Sadrul Ula during his visit.

 

Prof. Change also visited department of EE at UC Riverside on July 8th and gave an department talk with title “Hybrid Energy Storage Systems: A Computer Systems Design Approach”.

 

 

9/1/2013

Five new Ph.D. students joined MSLAB in this Fall.  Also Ph.D. student Zao Liu finished the intern job at Intel Corp. Welcome those new and old students.

 

We also have one Post-Doc, Dr. Haibao Chen, who graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University with Ph.D. on applied mathmatics and Ms. Lingling Tan, who is a Ph.D. student of Tianjian University to work in MSLAB for one year. Welcome them also.

 

7/25/2013

The 4th International Workshop on Emerging Circuits and Systems (IWECS13), was held successfully in The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China from Aug. 25-26, 2013.  Dr. Tan  is the organizer and international chair of the IWECS13. UESTC hosted this event. Prof. Hai Wang, who the  associate professor at SJTU, is the local chair and the co-chair of this conference.  IWECS’13 attracted 30 international leading researchers and company executives to share latest advances in the emerging circuits and systems.

 

4/22/2013

Dr. Valeriy Sukharev, who is the Technical Lead in the Calibre group of Mentor Graphics, visited MSLAB and EE department of UCR. Dr. Sukharev gave a department colloquium talk titled “Beyond Black’s Equation: Full-Chip EM/SM Assessment in 3D IC Stack”.  Dr. Sukharev is industry expert on the chip long-term reliability issues such as electro-migration and stree-migration.  He come to visit MSLAB is also part of the joint NSF/SRC project at UCR.

 

 

3/21/2013

MSLAB Alumni gathering in San Jose, CA with Prof. Tan. We have former Ph.D. student, Dr. Duo Li, Dr. Ning Mi, Dr. Ruijing Shen, Dr. Pu Liu and Dr. Xuexin Liu and Mr. Jian Cui (who is the MS student from MSLAB). We have wonderful dinner together.  See photos.

 

3/11/2013

Ph.D. student Xuexin Liu, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis today. His thesis is titled “Parallel and Statistical Analysis and Modeling of Nanometer VLSI Systems”.

 

Congratulation on Xuexin . Xuexin is the 11th Ph.D. graduated from MSLAB.

 Xuexin will join Synopsys's IC compiler group after the graduation. We wish Xuexin the best in his future endeavor.

 

 

 

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