Welcome to the VLSI Research Group

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The VLSI Research Laboratory at the University of Minnesota focuses on developing core circuit technologies for enabling smart and energy-efficient integrated systems. Applications we target range from internet-of-things, neuromoprhic computing, microprocessors, portable computing, sensor networks, medical devices, radiation hardened integrated circuits, to beyond CMOS computing. Our group's research frequently appears in top publications such as ISSCC, IEDM, VLSI, CICC, IRPS, and JSSC.


Recent News

October 2018: Minsu's eFlash based neural network paper (in collaboration with Anaflash) is accepted to IEDM. This year, our group publishes in all three major VLSI conferences; ISSCC, VLSI Symposium, and IEDM. 

April 2018: Prof. Kim receives the University of Minnesota Taylor Award for Distinguished Research. [Link1][Link2]

Sep. 2017: Saurabh's paper on a 14nm logic soft error test chip has been accepted to IEDM as a best student paper candidate. 

July 2017: Our group wins the ISLPED best paper award, two years in a row. Congratulations Muqing and Chen!

May 2017 Muqing's ISLPED paper entitled "A Data Remanence based Approach to Generate 100% Stable Keys from an SRAM Physical Unclonable Function" is selected as one of three best paper candidates. 






Professor Chris Kim

Keller Hall 4-161

Phone: 612-625-2346

Fax: 612-625-4583

Email: chriskim-at-umn-d0t-edu

Website: chriskim.umn.edu


Mailing Address

Room 4-178, 

200 Union Street SE,

Minneapolis, MN 55455


Student offices

Keller 4-147C, 5-172 

Phone: 612-626-0834