Northwestern University

Tue 10:30 AM

Dr Frank Liu, IBM Research - VLSI: simulation, optimization and future directions

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  

Where: Technological Institute, Room L324, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Lana Kiperman   847.467.0028

Group: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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The EECS Department welcomes Dr. Frank Liu of IBM Research in Austin. 

Dr Liu will give a talk entitled "VLSI: simulation, optimization and future directions" on Tuesday February 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM in Tech L324.

Abstract:  VLSI is a fundamental technology component in modern computing. VLSI designs require comprehensive simulation, verification and optimization at various design phases, so as to ensure their correctness as well as to satisfy the design requirements, before commitment to long and expensive manufacturing processes. Mathematical modeling at different abstraction layers is essential to carry out these simulation and optimization problems. As the VLSI technology advances to nanometer region, variability has become an important aspect which has to be considered at many design stages. In the first part of the talk, I will present solutions to some modeling, implementation and optimization challenges in nanometer VLSI designs. In the second half of the talk, I will present future research directions as the scaling of VLSI technology becomes increasingly stagnant while more computing power is needed to address the pressing challenges our society is facing.

Please click the "More Info" link above to read Dr. Liu's bio.

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