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Professor Subhasish Mitra visited on August 29th

Professor Subhasish Mitra visited Tsinghua University on August 29th and gave a talk on "Robust System Design: From Clouds to Nanotubes". 


Professor Mitra is giving the talk

Fig. 1 Professor Subhasish Mitra is giving the talk


Professor Subhasish Mitra directs the Robust Systems Group in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Computer Science of Stanford University, where he is the Chambers Faculty Scholar of Engineering. Professor Mitra's research interests include robust system design, VLSI design, CAD, validation and test, and emerging nanotechnologies. 



Robust System Design: From Clouds to Nanotubes


Today’s mainstream electronic systems typically assume that transistors and interconnects operate correctly over their useful lifetime. With enormous complexity and significantly increased vulnerability to failures compared to the past, future system designs cannot rely on such assumptions. At the same time, there is explosive growth in our dependency on such systems.

Robust system design is essential to ensure that future systems perform correctly despite rising complexity and increasing disturbances. For coming generations of silicon technologies, several causes of hardware failures, largely benign in the past, are becoming significant at the system-level.  Furthermore, emerging nanotechnologies such as carbon nanotubes are inherently highly subject to imperfections.

This talk will address the following major robust system design goals:

• New approaches to thorough test and validation that scale with tremendous growth in complexity.

• Cost-effective tolerance and prediction of failures in hardware during system operation.

• A practical way to overcome substantial inherent imperfections in emerging nanotechnologies.

Significant recent progress in robust system design impacts almost every aspect of future systems, from ultra-large-scale networked systems, all the way to their nanoscale components.