【讲座信息】Robust Cross-layer Designs and Applications of Emerging Memories
讲座题目： Robust Cross-layer Designs and Applications of Emerging Memories
The explosive growth of data storage market triggered by “big-data” applications and the concerns on the continuous scaling of mainstream memory technologies have motivated tremendous investment to emerging memories. Being one of those disruptive technologies, spin-transfer torque random access memory (STT-RAM) can revolutionize the performance of products across many areas, from consumer electronics/data centers to automotive and medical for its ultra nonvolatility, low power, fast speed and high density. Hence, STT-RAM is well anticipated by companies like Samsung and Intel etc., to replace the on-chip cache and main memory in latency-sensitive applications for the next generation memory hierarchy. However, operational reliability continues being one of the major challenges in STT-RAM technology due to the unique patterns of process variations and stochastic resistance switching property of magnetic devices. In this talk, I will first introduce the recent progress of several emerging memory technologies and the design challenges. Then two cross-domain research examples (from communication to computer architecture) to address STT-RAM’s reliability issues will be investigated from circuit, system and ECC design points of view. Finally, I will share some experiences on academic paper writing and review process for the top international journals and conferences.
Dr. Wujie Wen is currently an assistant professor in ECE department at Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA. He received his M.S. from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and 2015, respectively, both in Electronic Engineering. Before he joined the academic, he also worked with AMD and Broadcom for GPU and wireless communication chip designs. His current research interests include emerging memory, VLSI circuit/chip design, neuromorphic computing and hardware security. Dr. Wen has frequently published papers in the top Electronic Design Automation (EDA) conferences like DAC, ICCAD and DATE since 2012. He was the recipient of the 49th Design Automation Conference (DAC2012) A. Richard Newton Graduate Scholarship, the most prestigious Ph.D. scholarship ($24,000, one awardee per year) in EDA society, 2014 Bronze Medal of ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA) student research competition (SRC) in International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), 2014 DAC best paper candidate nomination, 2015 DAC Ph.D. forum best poster presentation and 2016 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE) best paper candidate nomination.