Seminar on Topics in Electronic Design Automation

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration3 SWS
TermWintersemester 2019/20
Language of instructionEnglish
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Admission information

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Note: Students have to choose a seminar topic before the introduction lesson. You need to contact a supervisor of a topic you are interested in. Topics are selected on a first come first served basis. You will be registered for the seminar after your topic supervisor has confirmed your chosen topic. For a list of topics refer to the following links:


At the end of the seminar, the students is able to present a new idea or an existing approach in the area of computer-aided circuit and system design in an understandable and convincing manner. For this purpose, the following competencies will be acquired: * The student is able to independently become familiarized with a scientific topic in the field of electronic design automation. * The student is able to present a topic in a structured way according to problem formulation, state of the art, goals, methods, results. * The student can present a topic according to the structure given above orally, on a poster, with a set of slides, and with a written report.


Specific seminar topics in the area of electronic design automation will be offered. Examples are analog design methodology, digital design methodology, layout synthesis, and system-level design methodology. The participants independently work on a scientific topic, write a paper of 2-4 pages and a poster, and present their topic in a talk. In the subsequent discussion the topic will be treated in-depth.



Teaching and learning methods

Learning method: Students elaborate a given scientific topic by themselves in coordination with the respective research assistant. Teaching method: Introductory lessons will be given by the course coordinator, further details are discussed between research assistant and student on an individual basis. Presentation skills will be educated by a professional teacher. Media: All current techniques for preparing and presenting papers and talks will be applied, e.g. - blackboard, whiteboard - electronic slides, beamer - electronic word processing - electronic slide processing


The examination consists of a written part in form of a paper and a poster (50%) and of a 20-minutes presentation followed by 5 minutes discussion (50%).

Recommended literature

A set of topics and related literature is given at the start of the course. Each participant selects his/her topic.



The list of topics for the WT 19/20 will be announced end of Sept. 2019.

The topics are handed out on a first-come-first served basis. Contact the supervisor of the topic to get more information and reserve a topic. Please make sure, that you get a confirmation of your supervisor onlce you selected a topic. We are looking forward to see you in the seminar.

Offered Topics

BSIM vs. EKV Transistor ModelsF. BurceaAnalog EDA
Inversion Coefficient in Analog Circuit DesignF. BurceaAnalog EDA
ALIGN - Open-Source Analog Layout Automation from the Ground UpH. GräbAnalog EDA
GRASP - Global Routing Attached Sequence Pair for Automatic Analog Layout H. GräbAnalog EDA
Optimization via Branch-and-Bound, Branch-And-Cut and other CSP solverI. AbelAnalog EDA
Toward Secure Microfluidic Fully Programmable Valve Array BiochipsB. Li
Rescuing Memristor-based Neuromorphic Design with High DefectsLi Zhang
Vortex: Variation-aware Training for Memristor X-barLi Zhang
Scheduling and Fluid Routing for Flow-Based Microfluidic Laboratories-on-a-ChipM. Li
Formal Methods for Analog Circuit VerificationM. Neuner
Incremental Network Quantization: Towards Lossless CNNs with Low-Precision WeightsR. Stahl
Thermal-aware Optimizations of ReRAM-based Neuromorphic Computing Systems S. Zhang
Towards Accurate and High-Speed Spiking Neuromorphic Systems with Data Quantization-Aware Deep NetworksS. Zhang
Coherent and Incoherent Crosstalk Noise Analyses in Interchip/Intrachip Optical Interconnection NetworksT.-M. Tseng
Dilution and Mixing Algorithms for Flow-Based Microfluidic BiochipsT.-M. Tseng
Automated Generation of Software for Configuring Safety HW ComponentsU. Sharif
To prune, or not to prune: exploring the efficacy of pruning for model compressionY. Chuang
Pin-Count Minimization for Microfluidic BiochipsY. Moradi
Shadow attacks on MEDA biochipsY. Moradi

Assigned Topics

A Graph Grammar Based Approach to Automated Multi-Objective Analog Circuit Design H. GräbMarina Umbatova
Machine Learning based Methods for Analog Circuit VerificationM. NeunerPragathi Jayaram
Towards secure and trustworthy cyberphysical microfluidic biochips B. LiMeenakshi Harikrishnan
Timing-Driven Flow-Channel Network Construction for Continuous-Flow Microfluidic BiochipsM. LiRobert Joseph Changankary
Control Flow Protection for Embedded SoftwareU. SharifTarik Ibrahimpasic
Using Machine Learning for Soft-error Assessment of Digital DesignsU. SharifKiran Khan
Deep Learning Accelerator on Programmable Heterogeneous System with RISC-V ProcessorY. ChuangMostafa Mansour