Harmonic Analysis and Signal Processing Seminar
joint with
Special Applied Mathematics Seminar

Open challenges in field-based microelectronics design and

Vikram Jandhyala
Associate Professor and Director,
Applied Computational Engineering Lab,
Dept of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington Seattle
Founder and Chairman, Physware Inc.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 3:30pm, WWH 517

As micro and nano electronics achieve smaller node sizes and increasing density and functionality, these fields also approach the limits of design and manufacturing. Eventually, systems are constructed with the intention of robustness while the underlying components may be unreliable. One aspect of this challenge is field-based simulation and design in packaged, stacked, and 3D systems. This talk focuses on the challenges and approaches to electromagnetic-circuit simulation, verification, and design. Design optimization in the presence of complex multiscale physics effects, large number of parameters, and manufacturing variability in some parameters is discussed. The challenges of scale, speed, accuracy, and flexibility in design flows are discussed.

Bio: Dr. Vikram Jandhyala is Associate Professor and Director of ACE Lab at UW EE. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a NASA inventor award, an outstanding research advisor award from UW EE, and graduate research awards from IEEE Microwave Society and the University of Illinois. He has published more than 150 papers and is founder of Physware, a venture-funded startup in electronic design automation. His research has been funded by DARPA, NSF, SRC, WRF, NASA, LLNL, DoD, SBIRs, and several industrial sponsors. His research interests include computational electromagnetics, integral equations, fast multilevel N-body methods, electronic design automation, signal and power integrity, EMI/C, multiphysics applications, synthesis and optimization, EM-circuit cosimulation, parallel and multicore algorithms, and field theoretic methods on graphs. He chairs the UW EE Professional Masters Program and regularly presents short courses in industry, conferences, and national labs.