People

These are the enthusiastic and outstanding people who are part of our group.
For people interested in joining our group, visit the page listing the open positions.



Visiting Professors, Fellows and Scientists


Andrea CALIMERA (visiting professor)

Andrea Calimera received the M.S. degree (summa cum laude) in Electronic Engineering in 2007 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, in 2010. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering in the Department of Control and Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino.
His main research interests focus on design automation of digital circuits, with particular emphasis on methods and CAD tools for low-power and variation-aware design, including process variation-,  thermal-, and aging-aware design. He is currently involved in several industry-oriented projects co-funded by the European Commission, including cooperation with STMicroelectronics, Infineon, Philips-NXP, Synopsys. Andrea Calimera is also active in the area of emerging technologies and post-CMOS circuits based on Graphene devices.
 
Orazio AIELLO (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow)

Aiello Orazio (S'06–M'15) was born in Jesolo (Venice), Italy, in 1983. He received the B.S degree in electronic engineering and the M.S degree in Microelectronic engineering from University of Catania, Catania, Italy, in 2005 and 2008 respectively (both cum laude). He also received the Diploma degree (cum laude) from the Scuola Superiore di Catania, Catania, Italy, in 2009. In 2013 he got his High Qualification PhD at Polytechnic of Turin under a special program by the Italian Polytechnics.
Prior the Phd, from 2008, he was a researching engineer in the EMC Competence Center of the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Turin, Italy. During his PhD he was Visiting Student at Monash Vision Australia, Melbourne, Australia. After the PhD, in 2013 he worked on the reliability of Battery Management Systems ICs of Li-Ion cells for electric vehicle with FIAT-Chrysler-Automobiles, Turin, Italy. In 2014 he joint NXP-Semiconductor, Nijmegen, The Netherland as Mixed Signal IC Design Engineer and EMC expert. Then, in 2015 he was Visiting Fellow at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. In 2016 he was at the Bionic Vision Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Since 2015 he collaborated with the Green IC group at National University of Singapore where he is now a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow.

His main research interests include the reliability of front-end integrated circuits (ICs) for System-Basis-Chip (SBC) in harsh operating environment; EMC techniques and testing procedures at IC and PCB level; Brain-computer interface and neural IC implant reliability; new energy-efficient ICs solutions. He currently works full time on mostly/fully-synthesizable, highly-scalable, technology portable, ultra low power and energy-efficient ICs for the IoT in the framework of his project named ULPIoT (Ultra Low Power interface for the Internet of Thing"  granted by European Commission.

 

Mario CASU


Prof. Mario R. Casu received the laurea degree (summa cum laude) in electronics engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronics and communications engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of the Politecnico di Torino. Among his current research interests are Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip, Chip Multiprocessors with specialized accelerators, and Networks-on-Chip. He is also currently interested in the design of circuits, systems, and platforms for biomedical applications. His past work focused mostly on latency-insensitive design of Systems-on-Chip (SoC) and micro-architectures. In 2010-2011 he visited the system-level design research group of Prof. Luca Carloni at Columbia University, where he worked on the design of SoC platforms with energy-efficient specialized accelerators. He regularly serves as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and in the technical program committee of international conferences.


Postdocs
 Santanu


Santanu SARKAR

Santanu Sarkar received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering in 2002 from Jadavpur University, India. Santanu received the M.S. degree in 2009 and the Ph.D. degree in 2015, both in Electronic and Electrical Communications Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He is currently Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National University of Singapore. In 2014 he joined the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela in the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor and worked on the design of high performance data converter and mixed signal sensor interface. His present research activity is focused on the design of very low power sensing system for carbon dioxide monitoring for building HVAC control. His research interests include design techniques for area and power efficient data converters, regulators and supply and temperature independent oscillators. He was also involved in some research-oriented projects in collaboration with ISRO at IIT Kharagpur.




Viveka KONANDUR

Viveka received the B.E degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India in 2005. He completed his M.Tech. and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2007 and 2016 respectively.
He worked with Analog Device between 2007 to 2010, developing Blackfin DSPs. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore.
His research interests include custom digital circuit design for ultra low power circuits and accurate on-chip delay generation and measurement for mitigating variability in deep sub-micron technologies. His current research involves design of energy efficient on-chip communication links.


PhD students
 

Anastacia ALVAREZ

Anastacia earned her BS ECE and MS EE degrees from the University of the Philippines in 1998 and 2004, respectively. She has been a faculty member of the University of the Philippines since 1998. Anastacia is currently pursuing her PhD degree at the National University of Singapore, under scholarship from the ERDT Faculty Development Program of the Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines. Her current research is on the design of energy efficient image and video feature extraction engine.
 
Saurabh Jain

Saurabh JAIN

Saurabh Jain did his bachelors and masters (a dual degree program) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur with specialization in VLSI field in the year 2013. His Master's thesis was on the topic "Low power ROM for RFID tags". He worked in Mentor Graphics, India for 1 year where he devoped emulator based solutions for protocols like I2S and PCIe. He is currently a PhD student at NUS in ECE department and his research field involves development of reconfigurable architectures for widely voltage-scalable memory (caches) and logic.


  
Longyang LIN

Longyang obtained his dual Bachelor Degree under a joint program from Umeå University and Shenzhen University in 2011. In 2013, he received his Master Degree in Electronic Design from Lund University, Sweden. His master's dissertation was low energy sub-Vt ASIC design of data compressor for brain machine interface. Currently Longyang is a Research Engineer in ECE department at NUS under supervision of Professor Massimo Alioto. His research interests include VLSI design and techniques for aggressive voltage scaling. His current work is the exploration of circuit and microarchitectural solutions for ultra-low power VLSI.
  
Kien TRINH QUANG

Trinh Quang Kien received both his Bachelor and Master Degrees of Applied Mathematics and Physics at Institute of Physics and Technologies (State University) in Moscow, Russia. Currently, he is working towards the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore, under the supervision of Professor Massimo Alioto. His research interest includes Low-power digital circuit design, Non-volatile memory and cryptography.

 Jinq Horng TEO 
Jinq Horng TEO

Jinq Horng received his B.Eng. (Hons) from the National University of Singapore in 2013. He joined Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd as Product Engineer, working on DRAM and SSDs. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree, also from the National University of Singapore. His research interests include physical classificators with scalable energy-accuracy and reconfigurable supply networks.
 Sachin TANEJA
Sachin Taneja received his B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bharati vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering (New Delhi) India in the year 2013. He worked at Synopsys India Private Limited for two and half years in the Embedded memories group, where he designed, characterized and optimized the SRAM and read only memory full-custom circuits and architecture for nanometer SoC designs. He is currently working as Research Engineer with the Green IC group at NUS. His research focus includes Low power digital circuit design, energy and area efficient ASIC design to enable ultra-light weight hardware security primitives for IoT systems.


Research Engineers
  

Isha GARG

Isha Garg received her bachelor's degree in electronics and instrumentation engineering from BITS Pilani, India in 2013. She then worked in AMD and Synopsys in India in the Memory Compiler design group for two and a half years, working on characterization, design and analysis of various SRAMs. She is currently a Research Engineer with the Green IC group at the National University of Singapore. Her research focus is Low Power digital circuit design, including SRAM design and energy efficient chip design for image and video processing.
 

Priyankar TALUKDAR

Priyankar Talukdar obtained his bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering  from West Bengal University of Technology. His undergrad thesis was titled " Industrial Prototype Control Unit for Small Scale Industries". He worked at a startup for two years as Embedded Design Engineer. He designed numerous power saving applications suited towards process control and industrial automation design. He received his masters from IIIT Bangalore, where his MS by Research thesis topic was " Pipelining Algorithms with Power, Area and clock frequency constraints for large combinational circuits". His masters research work involved designing novel automation tools. After his masters, he worked at a startup for 6 months as Data Scientist, where he deployed a few solutions based on Markov Model and descriptive statistical analysis. Currently he is working as a Research Engineer at Green IC group. His current work include low power video compression and learning algorithms.
 

Gopalakrishnan SADAGOPAN

I did my Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication in Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India affiliated to Anna University. During my under graduation, I had interests in signal processing and VLSI circuit design. I have worked on certain tools such as MASM, Xilinx, Visual DSP++, Matlab and learnt programming languages such as Verilog, VHDL. After my under graduation, I worked in Tata Consulting Services for an year where I learnt programming languages such as C#, Dot.Net, Java Script, HTML5, CSS3, Angular Java Script. Currently, I am pursuing my Master's Degree in National University of Singapore in Nano-electronics specialization. My research interests are exploring the possibilities in Internet of Things (IoT) by creating mobile application which can be effectively used to  reduce the power and energy usage in VLSI circuits, and enable hardware security.

 


Ayushparth SHARMA

Ayushparth Sharma received bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur in year 2016. He worked as an intern at IIT Kharagpur in 2014 on 'Synthesis of Low Power High Performance CMOS Circuits', sponsored by Govt. of India. He also worked at IIT Guwahati in 2016 on devising Multi-objective optimization algorithms for circuit optimization. He is currently working as a Research Engineer with the Green IC group at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on Low-power digital circuit design, energy-efficient design to enable reconfigurable architectures for IoT systems.


MSc Students
 

Snehlata GUTGUTIA 

Snehlata Gutgutia received a B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra in 2012. Subsequently, she had worked with Freescale Semiconductor (part of NXP group of company) for 4 years as a Digital IP Design Engineer. Her projects included External Serial NOR Flash controller, H264 Video CODECs and low speed serial communication (LIN, UART, SPI) IPs for automotive applications. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree from National University of Singapore. She is working with Green IC group in low power, energy efficient video compression and learning algorithms.
 
  

Nishant GUPTA

Nishant Gupta had received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication for Indian Institute of Technology,(B.H.U), Varanasi in 2013. He had worked with Qualcomm for three years in SoC frontend design, where he had integrated the various RTL blocks, designed top level register blocks, and top level security controller. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore. He is working with GREEN IC on Area and Energy Efficient approaches for real-time video processing.

 
 


Amulya Pandey


I obtained the B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication from National Institute of Technology, Mizoram. I am currently pursuing M.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering with a nano-electronics specialization from the National University of Singapore. My research area is mainly focussed on VLSI digital circuit design and Embedded hardware system. My current work is focussed on capacitively driven links in Network on Chip(NoC).


Visiting Students


Darjn ESPOSITO

Darjn Esposito received the B.S and M.S. degree (both with honors) in electronic engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II,” in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He is working toward the Ph.D. degree at University of Naples “Federico II”. He is currently visiting PhD student at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National University of Singapore. His research interests include design of digital VLSI circuits, with particular emphasis on approximate arithmetic blocks. He is also interested in low power and variation tolerant design. He is currently working on accuracy-aware digital circuits for energy efficient machine learning implementation.

 
 

Giulia SANTORO

Giulia Santoro received the B.S. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Politecnico di Bari (Bari, Italy) in 2013. After that, she moved to Turin where she received the M.S. degree (summa cum laude) in Electronics Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy) in 2015. She is currently pursuing the PhD degree at Politecnico di Torino. Her research interests include the study and design of new parallel architectures aimed at reducing the problem of the memory bottleneck and that can adapt to different requirements. Along with this, her research activity is also focused on studying the potentialities of implementing digital architectures based on non-CMOS technologies.


Visiting professors and scientists in past years
- Prof. Bevan BAAS, University of California Davis (2016)

Alumni and past members (PhD, Research Engineers, MSc)
- Enrico Macrelli (RF, 2017)
Prakhar SHARMA (RE, 2017) - currently with NUS
Deepa SINDHE SIVAJI (RE, 2017) - currently with Broadcom
Allan SHUAI (RE, 2016) - currently with Mediatek
Aishwarya RAMESH (MSc, 2016)Shubham RAI (RE, 2016)
Cheng Fei PHUNG (MSc, 2016)
Preetham KUMAR SELVAKUMAR (MSc, 2016) - currently with Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Niranjani RAJAGOPAL (RE, 2015)
- Gopalakrishnan PONNUSAMY (MSc 2014, RE 2015) - currently with Rockwell Automation
- Harish DURAIRAJ (MSc 2014) - currently with Global Foundries
- Maryana HERMAWAN (MSc 2013) - currently with Mediatek