Research Areas of Expertise

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Many of the world’s top companies supplement their own R&D efforts by participating in NSF I/UCRC organizations. The Center for Embedded Systems specializes in research in the following areas:

Cyber-physical Systems and the Internet of Things

  • Modeling and simulation
  • Model based formal verification and semi-formal testing
  • Model based synthesis from high-level specifications
  • IoT applications

Low-power Systems, Energy and Thermal-Aware Design

  • Low-power systems circuit architectures and design tools
  • Dynamic peformance, low-power systems, energy and thermal management for multicore embedded systems
  • Statistical variation aware design of digital systems
  • Energy efficient architectures and code optimization for embedded systems

Electronic System-level (ESL) Design and Technologies

  • Modeling and simulation
  • Hardware/software co-design and optimization
  • Trusted, reliable, and secure design

Embedded Multicore Architectures and Programming

  • Network-on-Chip design and optimization
  • Compilation of stream applications on multicore processors
  • Highly power-efficient programmable accelerators
  • Soft error resilient system design
  • Design and programming of low power embedded systems
  • Embedded GPU computing
  • Temperature- and variations-aware architectures and programming

Embedded Software Systems

  • Real-time scheduling
  • Embedded systems for smart grids
  • Middleware and VM for embedded systems
  • Embedded software instrumentation and tools

Integrated Circuit Technologies, Design, and Test

  • Semiconductors for hostile environments
  • Device physics and modeling
  • Microelectronic device and sensor design and manufacturing
  • Analog/RF/mixed signal circuit design and test
  • Testing and silicon debug of digital circuits