IEICE VLD Excellent Student Author Award for ASP-DAC 2021 (2021/03)

Mr. Cheng, a third-year Ph. D student, received the following awards regarding the paper presented at IEICE VLD 2021.

IEICE VLD Excellent Student Author Award for ASP-DAC 2021 (2021/03)

T. Cheng, Y. Masuda, J. Nagayama, Y. Momiyama, J. Chen, and M. Hashimoto, “Mode-wise voltage-scalable
design with activation-aware slack assignment for energy minimization,” in 2021 Asia and South Pacific
Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), Tokyo, Japan, 2021, pp. 284-290.

Research presentations (DATE, MWSCAS, AICAS, ISCAS, RADECS, ITC, NSREC 2020)

We have given the following presentations at international conferences. All the conferences are virtual ones.

Prof. Awano and Dr. Doi, a former Ph.D. student, gave the presentations below at Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) (2020/4).
“BYNQNet: Bayesian Neural Network with Quadratic Activations for Sampling-Free Uncertainty Estimation on FPGA”
“Fault Diagnosis of Via-Switch Crossbar in Non-Volatile FPGA”

On behalf of Mr. Shimizu, a former master student, Prof. Hashimoto gave the presentation below at International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) (2020/8).
“Position and Posture Estimation of Capsule Endoscopy with a Single Wearable Coil Toward Daily Life Diagnosis”

On behalf of Mr. Onishi, a former master student, Prof. Yu gave the presentation below at International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems (AICAS) (2020/8).
“Memory Efficient Training Using Lookup-Table-Based Quantization for Neural Network”

Mr. Lopez, a M2 student, gave the presentation below at International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)(2020/10).
“Low-Cost Reservoir Computing Using Cellular Automata and Random Forests”

Mr. Ito and Miss Zhang, M2 students, gave the presentations below at European Conference on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS) (2020/10).
“Analyzing DUE Errors with Neutron Irradiation Test and Fault Injection to Control Flow”
“Fault Mode Analysis of Neural Network-Based Object Detection on GPUs with Neutron Irradiation Test”

Dr. Chen, a former Ph.D. student, gave the presentation below at International Test Conference (ITC) (2020/11).
“Proactive Supply Noise Mitigation with Low-Latency Minor Voltage Regulator and Lightweight Current Prediction”

Mr. Kato, a Ph.D. student, gave the presentation below at Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference(NSREC) (2020/11).
“Muon-Induced Single-Event Upsets in 20-nm SRAMs: Comparative Characterization with Neutrons and Alpha-Particles”

Kasami Award

Prof. Masuda, a former Ph.D. student, received Kasami Award regarding the Ph.D. dissertation below (2019/3/25). Kasami Award aims to honor preeminent young researchers who obtained their Ph.D. degrees from Osaka University.
“An MTTF-aware Design and Post-Silicon Validation Methodology for Adaptive Voltage Scaling”

Farewell party for 2019

Assistant Prof. Yu transferred to Tokyo Institute of Technology as Associate Professor in October 2019.We held a farewell party for Prof. Yu and the graduates of the class of 2019 at the Shin-Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI Hotel on February 29, 2020. We appreciate all your words of encouragement and everything we have learned from you. Farewell, sir!

Press Release (Via-switch FPGA)

We made a press release regarding the research achievement obtained with NEC, Kyoto University, Ritsumeikan University, and Kochi University of Technology (2020/2/18). We successfully improved the FPGA integration density by 12x thanks to a novel nano device developed for FPGA programming.

Press Release from Osaka University
https://resou.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/research/2020/20200218_1

Major News
EurekAlert! (Web) “A flexible brain for AI” (2020/3/9)
https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/ou-afb030920.php
AlphaGalileo (Web) “A flexible brain for AI” (2020/3/9)
https://www.alphagalileo.org/en-gb/Item-Display/ItemId/190085

ISSCC 2020

Prof. Hashimoto gave a talk entitled “Via-Switch FPGA: 65nm CMOS Implementation and Architecture Extension for AI Applications” at International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) held in San Francisco from Feb. 16 to 20, 2020. This is the achievement of the CREST project.

ASP-DAC 2020

Prof. Hashimoto gave an invited talk entitled “Soft Error and Its Countermeasures in Terrestrial Environment” at Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) held in Beijing from Jan. 13 to 16, 2020.
Also, Prof. Cheng Zhuo of Zhejiang University presented our collaboration work entitled “When Single Event Upset Meets Deep Neural Networks: Observations, Explorations, and Remedies”.

Prof. Hashimoto received ASP-DAC Prolific Author Award, which was given to the authors who have published more than 25 papers in the 25 ASP-DACs.

KJCCS2020

Prof. Awano gave an invited talk entitled “Security Evaluation of Physically Unclonable Function in Deep Learning Era” at Korea-Japan Joint Workshop on Complex Communication Sciences (KJCCS) held in Hiroshima from Jan. 5 to 7, 2020.