Our research focus is in EDA (electronic design automation) or also called DT (design technology), trying to enhance the way integrated circuits and systems are designed and manufactured. Some of our recent topics are
  1. Machine learning in EDA: clock tree estimation, ECO (engineering change order) power optimization, wirelength prediction, IR drop analysis
  2. Lithography optimizations: OPC (optical proximity correction), EPC (etch proximity correction), litho modeling, SRAFs (sub-resolution assist features) prediction, layout pattern synthesis
  3. Low power: power modeling and analysis (commercialized through Baum), clock gating synthesis, NTV (near-threshold voltage)
  4. Exploratory devices and circuits: TFET (tunneling FET), airgap, SADP (self-aligned double patterning), DSA (directed self-assembly), crosslink, PCM (phase-change memory)