Welcome to the VLSI Research Group
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.
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: 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.
April 2017: Congratulations to group members for getting papers accepted to major conferences on a variety of topics including a time-based neuromorphic IC, a time-based decision feedback equalizer, highly sensitive radiation sensors, secure physical unclonable functions, and a counterfeit IC detection sensor.