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

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. 

May 2017:  Our group's soft error research was covered by IEEE Spectrum [LINK]

May 2017:  Chen Zhou is selected as a recipient of the prestegious doctoral dissertation fellowship.

April 2017: Chen's DAC paper entitled "Secure and Reliable XOR Arbiter PUF Design: An Experimental Study based on 1 Trillion Challenge Response Pair Measurements" is selected as a best paper candidate. 






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