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11/22/2014

The IRES students, Sojin Ahn, Cindy Chiang and Leila Suasnabar attended the annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Students held in the Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 22, 2014. The student also gave a presentation in the conference:

 

S. Ahn, H. Y. Chiang,  L. Suasnabar, S. X.-D. Tan, J. Zhou, “Practical high-speed network modeling and analysis”,  Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR), California State at Fullerton, Nov. 2014. https://apps.fullerton.edu/CSUFConferences/SCCUR/Submission/Status?submissionCode=83C6NhWC

 

10/15/2014

Dr. Tan gave an invited talk in the 13th Stress workshop, which is dedicated to the chip reliability issues on Oct. 15, 2014 in Austin, TX. Dr. The presentation is titled  as follows:

13th International Workshop on Stress-Induced Phenomena in Microelectronics (Stress Workshop), The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, “Physics-Based Electromigration Assessment for Power Grid Networks”, Oct. 15th, 2014.

 

 

 

10/3/2014

The IRES students, Sojin Ahn, Cindy Chiang and Leila Suasnabar students gave a presentation in  the post-IRES workshop held in UCR on Oct. 3th, 2014.

 

Three IRES students presented their research and social activities in the seminar. The seminar was jointly held with another IRES program at UC Riverside directed by Prof. Albert Wang.  About 30 UCR students participated this event. Their presentations were well received and many students were looking for opportunities to join this program in the future. See more here.

 

 

 

 

9/10/2014

Dr. Tan gave invited presentation on new physics-based EM analysis and assessment techniques in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC):

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), School of Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics, Chengdu, China, Physics-Based Full-Chip Electron-Migration Modeling and Cross-Layer Reliability Management,  Sept. 10, 2014.

 

8/26/2014

Dr. Tan gave a talk on recent physics-based EM analysis technique in the ASPDAC EDA workshop on Daejeon, Korea on August 26, 2014:

 

EDA workshop, Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon,  Korea, “Physics-Based Full-Chip Electron-Migration Modeling and Cross-Layer Reliability Management”, August 26, 2014.

 

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.

 

7/28/2014

Dr. Tan gave an invited presentation on the 2nd International Workshop on Cross-layer Resiliency (IWCR 2014),  USC Information Science Institute (ISI),  Marina del Rey, CA:

 

2nd International Workshop on Cross-layer Resiliency (IWCR 2014),  USC Information Science Institute (ISI),  Marina del Rey, CA, “Physics-Based Full-Chip Electron-Migration Modeling and System-level Reliability Management”, July 28, 2014.

 

7/4/2014

Dr. Tan gave an invited talk in The Institute of Computing Technologies, State Key Lab of Computer Architecture, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China on July 4th, 2014.

 

The Institute of Computing Technologies, State Key Lab of Computer Architecture, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, “Physics-Based Full-Chip Electron-Migration Analysis and System-level Reliability Management”,  July 4th, 2014. Host: Prof. Yu Hu of ICT, CAS.

 

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.

 

 

Download the ready-to-use flyer or share the link with your colleagues:      

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.

 

 

 

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