Research Interests

    • Stochastic Computing
    • FPGA Architectures
    • Physical Design for FPGAs
    • FPGA Applications
    My research interests are primarily in the field of VLSI-CAD. They include FPGA physical design, reconfigurable computing, and ASIC floorplanning/placement. I do some FPGA designs as well. In the past couple of years, I have focused on Stochastic Computing, which uses an analog-like encoding scheme: numbers are represented by streams of 1’s and 0’s. The ratio of 1’s to the length of the stream shows the value as a “probability”. Simple logic can perform complex operations on stochastic streams (e.g., an AND gate can multiply two probabilities). 

    Teaching & Advising

    Office Hours: (Spring 2017) Mon 10-11

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    Contact Information

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    Office Location: 4-159 Keller Hall

    Phone: (612) 625-4588

    Fax: (612) 625-4583

    Lab: 4-162 EE/CSci

    Lab Phone: (612) 626-7163

    Email: kia@umn.edu

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    ECE Dept., 4-178 Keller Hall

    200 Union St SE

    Minneapolis, MN 55455