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Director

Pegasus Professor of ECE, Digital Learning Faculty Fellow

CV  Bio

 

IEEE IEMtronics 2020 Keynote

 

Research Projects

IUSE-HSI 

 

E2CDA 
ARO 

 

CCSS 

 

SRC 

 

DRL 

 

Recent Publications

  1. 03 July 2020: Our paper “Electrically-Tunable Stochasticity for Spin-Based Neuromorphic Circuits: Self-Adjusting to Variation,” accepted to IEEE 63rd International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS).
  2. 27 February 2020: Our paper “Behavioral Simulation Educational Framework for 2-Terminal MTJ-based Analog to Digital Converter,” accepted to IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC-2020).
  3. 22 February 2020: Our paper “Short-Term Long-Term Compute-In-Memory Architecture: A Hybrid Spin/CMOS Approach Supporting Intrinsic Consolidation,” accepted to the IEEE Journal of Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (IEEE JxCDC). Selected to Special Issue on Exploratory Devices and Circuits for Compute-in-Memory..
  4. 01 February 2020: Our paper “Modular Simulation Framework for Process Variation Analysis of MRAM-based Deep Belief Networks,” accepted to IEEE SoutheastCon 2020 (SECon-2020).
  5. 04 January 2020: Our paper “Data Mining of Assessments to Generate Learner Remediation Teams: Method, Efficacy, and Perceptions in an Undergraduate Engineering Pilot Offering,” accepted to Journal of Educational Technology Systems.
  6. 21 December 2019: Our paper “Probabilistic Interpolation Recoder for Energy-Error-Product Efficient DBNs with p-bit Devices,” accepted to IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing.
  7. 12 December 2019: Our submission to “Imparting Future Workforce Skills using Virtualized Active Learning: A Case Study in an Engineering Core Course” accepted for presentation at the Florida Online Innovation Summit (FOIS-2020).
  8. 25 November 2019: Our poster “Spin-based Analog to Digital Converter Interactive Simulation Interface” to appear in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConfig’19).
  9. 23 November 2019: Our paper with Professor Appenzeller’s lab “A novel compound synapse using probabilistic spin-orbit-torque switching for MTJ based deep neural networks,” accepted to IEEE Journal of Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits as part of its Special Issue on Spin-Orbit Coupling Effects for Advanced Logic and Memory.
  10. 17 October 2019: Our paper “ApGAN: Approximate GAN for Robust Low Energy Learning from Imprecise Components,” accepted to IEEE Transactions on Computers.
  11. 16 October 2019: Our Pre-Conference Workshop “Virtualized Active Learning in STEM,” conducted at IEEE Frontiers in Education conference.
  12. 30 September 2019: Our paper “Mixed-Signal Spin/Charge Reconfigurable Array for Energy-Aware Compressive Signal Processing,” accepted to IEEE International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConFig 2019).
  13. 05 August 2019: Our paper “PARC: A novel design methodology for power analysis resilient circuits using spintronics,” accepted to IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology – Letters (ENANO).
  14. 24 July 2019: Our paper “MRAM-Enhanced Low Power Reconfigurable Fabric with Multi-Level Variation Tolerance,” accepted to IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I).
  15. 12 July 2019: Our paper “Virtualized Active Learning for Undergraduate Engineering Disciplines (VALUED): A Pilot in a Large Enrollment STEM Classroom,” accepted to IEEE Frontiers in Education conference (FIE-2019).
  16. 12 July 2019: Our “Workshop on Virtualized Active Learning in STEM,” approved as a 4-hour Pre-Conference Workshop at IEEE Frontiers in Education conference (FIE-2019).
  17. 10 July 2019: Editorial and issue of IEEE Transactions on Computers “Special Section on Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Technologies: From Devices to Architectures and Systems,” published in IEEExplore August 2019 issue of IEEE Transactions on Computers.
  18. 01 June 2019: Our paper “Implementing Student-Created Video in Engineering: An Active Learning Approach for Exam Preparedness,” accepted to International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP).
  19. 15 May 2019: Our paper “Leveraging Stochasticity for In-Situ Learning in Binarized Deep Neural Networks,” is Featured Article on the Front Cover of IEEE Computer magazine.
  20. 10 May 2019: Our paper “A High-Speed Ultra-Low-Power Subthreshold Spintronic Stochastic Spiking Neuron,” accepted to IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS).
  21. 10 May 2019: Our poster “AQuRate: MRAM-based Stochastic Oscillator for Adaptive Quantization Rate Sampling of Spectrally Sparse Signals,” received Best Poster Award of the conference at the 28th ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI).
  22. 01 May 2019: Our paper with Dr. Yu Bai “S-LIM XNN: A Energy Efficient Spintronic-Logic-in-Memory Based XNOR Neural Network Accelerator,” accepted to IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing.
  23. 23 April 2019: Our paper “IRC: Cross-layer design exploration of Intermittent Robust Computation units for IoTs,” accepted to IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI.
  24. 03 April 2019: Our paper with Dr. Yu Bai “Energy Efficient Mobile Service Computing through Differential Spin-C-element: A Logic-in-Memory Asynchronous Computing Paradigm,” accepted to IEEE Access Special Issue on Mobile Service Computing with Internet of Things.
  25. 11 March 2019: Our paper “Leveraging Stochasticity for In-Situ Learning in Binarized Deep Neural Networks,” accepted to Computer (a.k.a. IEEE Computer Magazine) selected to Special Issue on Cognitive Computing Systems and Applications.
  26. 07 March 2019: Our paper “Subthreshold Spintronic Stochastic Spiking Neural Networks with Probabilistic Hebbian Plasticity and Homeostasis,” accepted to IEEE Journal of Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (IEEE JxCDC).
    Selected to its Special Issue on Non-Volatile Memory for Efficient Implementation of Neural/Neuromorphic Computing.
  27. 27 February 2020: Our paper “Behavioral Simulation Educational Framework for 2-Terminal MTJ-based Analog to Digital Converter,” accepted to IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC-2020).
  28. 22 February 2020: Our paper “Short-Term Long-Term Compute-In-Memory Architecture: A Hybrid Spin/CMOS Approach Supporting Intrinsic Consolidation,” accepted to the IEEE Journal of Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (IEEE JxCDC). Selected to Special Issue on Exploratory Devices and Circuits for Compute-in-Memory..
  29. 01 February 2020: Our paper “Modular Simulation Framework for Process Variation Analysis of MRAM-based Deep Belief Networks,” accepted to IEEE SoutheastCon 2020 (SECon-2020).
  30. 04 January 2020: Our paper “Data Mining of Assessments to Generate Learner Remediation Teams: Method, Efficacy, and Perceptions in an Undergraduate Engineering Pilot Offering,” accepted to Journal of Educational Technology Systems.
  31. 21 December 2019: Our paper “Probabilistic Interpolation Recoder for Energy-Error-Product Efficient DBNs with p-bit Devices,” accepted to IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing.
  32. 12 December 2019: Our submission to “Imparting Future Workforce Skills using Virtualized Active Learning: A Case Study in an Engineering Core Course” accepted for presentation at the Florida Online Innovation Summit (FOIS-2020).
  33. 25 November 2019: Our poster “Spin-based Analog to Digital Converter Interactive Simulation Interface” to appear in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConfig’19).
  34. 23 November 2019: Our paper with Professor Appenzeller’s lab “A novel compound synapse using probabilistic spin-orbit-torque switching for MTJ based deep neural networks,” accepted to IEEE Journal of Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits as part of its Special Issue on Spin-Orbit Coupling Effects for Advanced Logic and Memory.
  35. 17 October 2019: Our paper “ApGAN: Approximate GAN for Robust Low Energy Learning from Imprecise Components,” accepted to IEEE Transactions on Computers.
  36. 16 October 2019: Our Pre-Conference Workshop “Virtualized Active Learning in STEM,” conducted at IEEE Frontiers in Education conference.

Advancement and Congratulations

  • 24 September 2020: Professor DeMara recognized as a “Top Five Published Faculty” at UCF, spanning Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Research Centers, Medical School, and 13 College Units housing more than 200 degree programs.
  • 21 July 2020: Congratulations to May 2020 Ph.D. graduate Soheil Salehi for selection as NSF-Sponsored CI Postdoctoral Fellow under Prof. Houman Homayoun of UC-Davis in August 2020.
  • 01 April 2020: Professor DeMara receives Pegasus Professor, which is the highest academic recognition available to a faculty member at UCF.
  • 18 March 2020: Congratulations to Professor DeMara for receiving UCF Award for Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Doctoral Students.
  • 17 March 2020: Professor DeMara to serve on the Technical Program Committee of the  IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD-2020).
  • 17 March 2020: Congratulations to Mousam Hossain for receiving UCF Award for Best Tutor of Evaluation and Proficiency Center.
  • 16 March 2020: Congratulations to Adrian Tatulian for passing M.S. dissertation defense.
  • 13 March 2020: Professor DeMara to serve on the Technical Program Committee of the 9th IEEE Non-Volatile Memory Systems and Applications Symposium (NVMSA-2020).
  • 08 March 2020: May 2019 Ph.D. graduate in Arman Roohi to become Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, commencing August 2020.
  • 02 March 2020: Congratulations to Soheil Salehi for passing Ph.D. dissertation defense.
  • 22 January 2020: Professor DeMara to serve on IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI-2020).
  • 18 January 2020: Professor DeMara to serve on IEEE Computer Society Awards Committee – Education Track for 2020.
  • 5 January 2020: Professor DeMara to serve on the Technical Program Committee of the ACM Annual Southeast Conference (ACMSE-2020).
  • 12 December 2019: Professor DeMara serving on Editorial Board of IEEE Spectrum for two-year term: 2020-2021.
  • 14 November 2019: Congratulations to Adedoyin Adepegba on being selected as a recipient of WINGS (Wise Investment iN Graduate Success) participant for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • 19 September 2019: Congratulations to Shadi Sheikhfaal on a Best Poster Award of CAPSL 2019.
  • 19 September 2019: Congratulations to Gustavo Camero on becoming a McNair Scholar.
  • 19 September 2019: Congratulations to Paul Wood on receiving the Alireza Shahnami Scholarship.
  • 19 September 2019: Congratulations to Adedoyin Adepegba on receiving the Leonard T. Murphy Scholarship.
  • 07 May 2019: Congratulations to Adedoyin Adepegba on receiving the AT&T Wireless Endowed Scholarship.
  • 07 May 2019: Congratulations to Adedoyin Adepegba on receiving the Kris and Bill Sammons Engineering Scholarship.
  • 07 May 2019: Congratulations to Soheil Salehi on receiving the Frank Hubbard Engineering Endowed Scholarship.
  • 05 May 2019: Congratulations to Soheil Salehi on receiving a Ph.D. Forum travel grant to attend the ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC).
  • 12 April 2019: New Ph.D. graduate Ramtin Zand to become Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of South Carolina commencing August 2019.
  • 06 April 2019: New Ph.D. graduate Faris Alghareb to become Assistant Professor of ECE at Ninevah University commencing August 2019.
  • 05 April 2019: Congratulations to Adedoyin Adepegba for receiving the 2019 UCF Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE) Judges’ Choice Award.
  • 26 March 2019: Professor DeMara serving Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Emerging Topics in Computing (IEEE-TETC).