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Sustainable Silicon: Energy-Efficiency at the Extremes
Date: 2014/4/9             Browse: 1124
speaker:Prof. Patrick Yin Chiang


time:      Apr. 9, 16:50 – 17:50

space:    ShanghaiTech, Building 8, Room 220


Next-generation computing systems are fundamentally limited by power consumption, from extreme-scale supercomputers to energy-scavenging biomedical sensors-on-a-chip. 

In this talk, I will discuss recent advances in my groups at Oregon-State/ Fudan-Univ that exhibit best-in-class energy-efficiency.  These include:

a) Silicon photonics for future datacenters (with HP-Labs)

b) Circuit reliability/resiliency at near-threshold VDD operation (with Intel)

c) Wireless energy-scavenging biomedical Sensor-on-a-Chip (with USDA)


Patrick Chiang received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is a tenured associate professor (on sabbatical) at Oregon State University, and an adjunct professor at Oregon Health and Science University.  He currently is a Distinguished Professor (1000-Talents Foreign Expert of Shanghai and China) at the ASIC & System State Key Laboratory at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

He is the recipient of a 2010 Department of Energy Early CAREER award and a 2012 NSF-CAREER award, for energy-efficient interconnects and robust near-threshold computing.  He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, and has published approximately 100 conference/journal/patent papers.  He leads a team of 8 students in USA and 15 students in Fudan University on energy-efficient microelectronics, including optical transceivers, wireless radios, and wearable biomedical sensors-on-a-chip.

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