Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Computer Architecture Laboratory

                         UCF EECS Department Building:
                           Harris Engineering Center-242

Ronald F. DeMara

                                                                   Director:
                                                   Professor Ronald F. DeMara

Ronald F. DeMara


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    Recent Publications:
    • 27 April 2016: our paper “Compact Low-Power Instant Store and Restore D Flip-Flop using a Self-Complementing Spintronic Device” selected as featured article of the July 2016 issue of IET Electronics Letters, including a trends and outlook interview.
    • 09 May 2016: our paper “Compact Low-Power Instant Store and Restore D Flip-Flop using a Self-Complementing Spintronic Device” accepted to IET Electronics Letters .
    • 27 April 2016: our paper “Loss-Aware Switch Design and Non-Blocking Detection Algorithm for Intra-Chip Scale Photonic Interconnection Networks” selected as the highlighted article of the June issue of IEEE Transactions on Computers including a screencast video.
    • 25 April 2016: our paper “Energy and Delay Tradeoffs of Soft Error Masking for 16nm FinFET Logic Paths: survey and impact of process variation in near threshold region” accepted to IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II
    • 16 April 2016: our paper “Soft Error Effect Tolerant Temporal Self-Voting Checkers: Energy vs. Resilience Tradeoffs” accepted to IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI-2016)
    • 10 March 2016: our paper “Area-Energy Tradeoffs of Logic Wear-Leveling for BTI-induced Aging” accepted to ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers (2016)
    • 7 March 2016: our paper “A Tunable Majority Gate based Full Adder using Current-Induced Domain Wall Nanomagnets” accepted to IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
    • 5 March 2016: our paper “Redesigning Computer Engineering Gateway Courses using a novel Remediation Hierarchy” accepted to American Association for Engineering Education National Conference (ASEE-16)
    • 25 February 2016: our paper “Intrinsic Evolution of Truncated Puiseux Series on a Mixed-Signal Field Programmable SoC” accepted to IEEE Access
    • 3 February 2016: our paper “AOS: Adaptive Overwrite Scheme for Energy-Efficient MLC STT-RAM Cache” accepted to 53rd Design Automation Conference (DAC-2016)
    • 13 January 2016: our paper “Scalable Adaptive Spintronic Reconfigurable Logic using Area-Matched MTJ Design” accepted to IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II
    • 1 January 2016: our paper “Fast Online Diagnosis and Recovery of Reconfigurable Logic Fabrics using Design Disjunction” accepted to IEEE Transactions on Computers
    • 8 December 2015: our paper “Bit-Upset Vulnerability Factor for eDRAM Last Level Cache Immunity Analysis” accepted to International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED-2016)
    • 6 October 2015: our paper “Design of Testable Adder Circuits for Spintronics Based Nanomagnetic Computing” accepted to International Symposium on Nanoelectronic and Information Systems (INIS-2015)
    • 18 September 2015: our paper “Strengthening STEM Laboratory Assessment Using Student-Narrative Portfolios Interwoven with Online Evaluation” accepted to American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Conference (ASEE-SE-16)
    • 18 September 2015: our paper “Exam Preparation through Directed Video Blogging using Electronically-Mediated Realtime Classroom Interaction” accepted to American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Conference (ASEE-SE-16)
    • 28 August 2015: our paper “Wire Crossing Constrained QCA Circuit Design using Bilayer Logic Decomposition” accepted to IET Electronics Letters
    • 8 July 2015: our paper “Loss-Aware Switch Design and Non-Blocking Detection Algorithm for Intra-Chip Scale Photonic Interconnection Networks” accepted to IEEE Transactions on Computers
    • 30 June 2015: our paper "Understanding the Propagation of Transient Errors in HPC Applications" accepted to 27th International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC-2015)
    • 27 June 2015: our paper “Cost-Efficient QCA Reversible Combinational Circuits Based on a New Reversible Gate” accepted to International Symposium on Computer Architecture and Digital Systems (CADS-2015)
    • 15 June 2015: our paper "Hypergraph-Cover Diversity for Maximally-Resilient Reconfigurable Systems" accepted to 12th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems (ICESS 2015)
    • 27 April 2015: our paper "Process Variation Immunity of Alternative 16nm HK/MG-based FPGA Logic Blocks" accepted to IEEE 58th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS 2015)
    • 15 April 2015: our paper “Adaptive Mitigation of Radiation-Induced Errors and TDDB in Reconfigurable Logic Fabrics” accepted to North American test workshop (NATW 2015)
    • 2 April 2015: our paper “Self-Scaling Evolution of Analog Computation Circuits with Digital Accuracy Refinement” accepted to 2015 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS 2015)
    • 31 March 2015: our paper “Design and Evaluation of an Ultra-Area-Efficient Fault-Tolerant QCA Full Adder” accepted to Microelectronics Journal
    • 10 March 2015: Arman Roohi to present "Dual Computational Layer Based Logic Design for QCA Circuits" at DAC 2015 Work-in-Progress Session.
    • 3 March 2015: our paper “Stochastically Estimating Modular Criticality in Large-Scale Logic Circuits Using Sparsity Regularization and Compressive Sensing” accepted to Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications
    • 20 Feb. 2015: our paper “Designing Energy-Efficient Approximate Adders using Parallel Genetic Algorithms” accepted to IEEE Southeastcon 2015 (SECon-2015)
    • 20 Feb. 2015: our paper “Energy and Area Analysis of a Floating-Point Unit in 15nm CMOS Process Technology” accepted to IEEE Southeastcon 2015 (SECon-2015)
    • 15 Feb. 2015: our paper with Yu Bai and Dr. Lin “Optimally Fortifying Logic Reliability through Criticality Ranking” accepted to Electronics
    • 9 Jan. 2015: our paper “Reactive Rejuvenation of CMOS Logic Paths using Self-Activating Voltage Domains” accepted to IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS-2015)
      Advancement and Congratulations:
    • 29 April 2015: Congratulations to Navid Khoshavi for passing MS Thesis Defense of "Reactive Rejuvenation of CMOS Logic Paths Using Self-Activating Voltage Domains."
    • 25 April 2016: Congratulations to Rizwan Ashraf for commencing full-time employment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
    • 16 April 2016: Congratulations to Ramtin Zand for DAC Ph.D. Forum selection for dissertation excellence.
    • 29 March 2016: Congratulations to Mohan Krishna for passing MS Thesis Defense of "Energy-Aware Reconfigurable Logic Devices Using Spin-Based Storage and Carbon Nanotube Switching."
    • 22 March 2016: Congratulations to Soheil Salehi for Excellence by a Graduate Teaching Assistant first-place recognition at the UCF-wide university-level for 2015-2016 academic year.
    • 1 March 2016: Congratulations to Soheil Salehi for being invited to serve as the Student Representative to the Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Faculty Award Committee of the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS).
    • 17 Feb 2016: Congratulations to Soheil Salehi for receiving the Award for Excellence by a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
    • 5 Feb 2016: Professor DeMara to serve on the Program Committee of 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI-2016).
    • 20 January 2016: Professor DeMara to serve on the Program Committee of 15th IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI-2016), Digital Circuits and FPGA-Based design track.
    • 3 November 2015: Congratulations to Ahmad Al-Zahrani for passing PhD Dissertation Defense of "Design Disjunction for Resilient Reconfigurable Hardware."
    • 1 October 2015: Congratulations to Soheil Salehi for becoming UCF Student Senator by campus-wide election.
    • 15 July 2015: Congratulations to Navid Khoshavi for receiving IACC Annual Scholarship.
    • 30 June 2015: Congratulations to Steven Pyle for passing MS Thesis Defense of "Self-Scaling Evolution Of Analog Computation Circuits."
    • 16 June 2015: our paper "Self-Scaling Evolution of Analog Computation Circuits with Digital Accuracy Refinement" received best paper award of the conference at 2015 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2015); citation "Best Design Paper."
    • 13 May 2015: Congratulations to Rizwan Ashraf for passing PhD Dissertation Defense of "Adaptive Architectural Strategies for Resilient Energy-Aware Computing."
    • 7 April 2015: Congratulations to Vignesh Thangavel for passing MS Thesis Defense of "Cascaded Digital Refinement for Intrinsic Evolvable Hardware."
    • 6 April 2015: Congratulations to Adnan Aquib Naseer for passing MS Thesis Defense of "Assessing Approximate Arithmetic Designs in the Presence of Process Variations and Voltage Scaling."
    • 30 March 2015: Congratulations to Rizwan Ashraf for receiving ISCAS Doctoral Student Travel Grant.
    • 23 March 2015: Congratulations to Stephen Williams for receiving NSF-funded Young Entrepreneur and Scholars (YES) award during Spring 2015 semester.
    • 19 March 2015: Congratulations to Navid Khoshavi for receiving the David T. & Jane M. Donaldson Memorial Scholarship.
    • 2 Jan. 2015: Professor DeMara to serve on the Program Committee of the IEEE International Conference on Evolvable Systems (ICES-2015).
    • 20 Dec. 2014: Professor DeMara to serve on the Program Committee of 14th IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI-2015), Digital Circuits and FPGA-Based design track.
    • 15 Dec. 2014: Congratulations to Navid Khoshavi for receiving Society of Reliability Engineering (SRE) scholarship to attend RAMS conference.
    • Press Release:
    • 15 April 2016: Professor DeMara's proposed initiative "EPC Initiatives to Transform STEM Learning" was funded for $300,000 in 2016-2017. He will direct ten faculty, five Ph.D. students, and the manager staff members spanning both research and delivery aspects across this project.
    • 14 April 2016: Professor DeMara is confirmed to deliver his Mixed-Mode gate course "EEL3801: Computer Organziation" commencing in the Summer 2016 semester. With over two years of content development, it is one of the first comprehensive "Flipped-Delivery Mode" undergraduate gateway courses integrating the EPC infrastructures in the BLUESHIFT learning pedagogy, with mixed online/live technology-enhanced delivery, and tightly-interwoven laboratory experiences in a rapid-feedback loop.
    • 9 Feb 2016: Professor DeMara awarded Trusted IoT using Cross-layer Leveraging of Reconfigurable Device Signatures from Florida Cybersecurity Center.
    • 7 July 2015: Professor DeMara selection as a 2015-2016 iSTEM Fellow.
    • 17 Feb 2015: Professor DeMara awarded Aging-Aware Hardware Trojan Detection at Runtime from Florida Cybersecurity Center
    • 1 Sept. 2014: Professors Yuan (PI) and Cho, Abdolvand, Atia, DeMara, and Gong awarded NSF I/UCRC Center for Multi-functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) grant from National Science Foundation (NSF), September 2014 – August 2019 for UCF I/UCRC Site.
    • Sept. 2014: NSF-funded Exhibit debuts at Orlando Science Center
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