Graduated Students

  1. Zipeng Li (April 2017), First position: DFT Engineer, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA.
    PhD Thesis title: Design, Optimization, and Test Methods for Micro-Electrode-Dot-Array Digital Microfluidic Biochips.
  2. Ran Wang (March 2016), First position: Senior DFT Enginer, NVIDIA, Santa Clara, CA.
    PhD Thesis title: Testing of Interposer-Based 2.5D Integrated Circuits.
    Winner of 2016 IEEE Test Technology Technical Council's E. J. McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award.
  3. Kai Hu (June 2015), First position: Senior Hardware Enginer, Oracle, Santa Clara, CA.
    PhD Thesis title: Optimization, Testing and Design-for-Testability of Flow-Based Microfluidic Biochips.
    Winner of European Design Automation Association (EDAA) Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2016 for the category "Logic, physical design and CAD for analog/mixed-signal, nano-scale and emerging technologies''
  4. Sergej Deutsch (April 2015), First position: Research Scientist, Intel Labs, Hillsboro, OR.
    PhD Thesis title: Test and Debug Solutions for 3D-Stacked Integrated Circuits.
  5. Tong Zhou (December 2014), First position: Software Engineer, NetApp, Research Triangle Park, NC.
    PhD Thesis title: Data Collection, Dissemination, and Security in Vehicular Ad Hoc Network.
  6. Mukesh Agrawal (December 2014), First position: Performance Architect, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR.
    PhD Thesis title: Optimization of Test and Design-for-Testability Solutions for Many-Core System-on-Chip Designs.
  7. Fangming Ye (August 2014), First position: Senior Hardware Engineer, Qualcomm, San Jose, CA.
    PhD Thesis title: Knowledge-Driven Board-Level Fuctional Fault Diagnosis.
  8. Qing Duan (May 2014), First position: Data Scientist, PayPal, San Jose, CA.
    PhD Thesis title: Real-Time and Data-Driven Operation Optimization and Knowledge Discovery for an Enterprise Information System.
  9. Brandon Noia (March 2014), First position: Senior Design Engineer, AMD, Boxborough, MA.
    PhD Thesis title Design-for-Test and Test Optimization Techniques for TSV-based 3D Stacked ICs.
    Winner of European Design Automation Association (EDAA) Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2014 for the category "New Directions in System Test"
  10. Yan Luo (November 2013), First position: Senior Hardware Engineer, Oracle Corporation, Santa Clara, CA.
    PhD Thesis title: Design and Optimization Methods for Pin-Limited and Cyberphysical Digital Microfluidic Biochips.
  11. Zhaobo Zhang (June 2011), First position: Senior Hardware Engineer, Huawei Technologies, Santa Clara, CA.
    PhD Thesis title: Optimization of Fault-Insertion Test and Diagnosis of Functional Failures.
  12. Hongxia Fang (April 2011), First position: Senior Member of Technical Staff, Cadence Design Systems, Endicott, NY.
    PhD Thesis title: Design-for-Testability and Diagnosis Methods to Target Unmodeled Defects in Integrated Circuits and Multi-Chip Boards.
  13. Yang Zhao (February 2011), First position: ASIC DFT Design Engineer, AMD, Boston, MA.
    PhD Thesis title: Unified Design and Optimization Tools for Digital Microfluidic Biochips.
  14. Harshavardhan Sabbineni (May 2009), First position: Senior Member of Technical Staff, Oracle Corporation.
    PhD Thesis title: Location-Aware Protocols for Energy-Efficient Information Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks.
  15. Mahmut Yilmaz (April 2009), First Position: Senior Design Engineer, AMD, Sunnyvale, CA.
    (Received IEEE Test Technology Technical Council Best Dostoral Thesis Award, 2009.)
    PhD Thesis title: Automated Test Grading and Pattern Selection for Small-Delay Defects .
  16. Tao Xu (PhD, December 2008), First Position: Hardware Engineer IV, Cisco Systems, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
    PhD Thesis title: Optimization Tools for the Design of Reconfigurable Digital Microfluidic Biochips.
  17. Sudarshan Bahukudumbi (PhD, April 2008), First position: Quality and Reliability Test Engineer, Intel Corporation, Penang, Malaysia.
    PhD Thesis title: Wafer-Level Testing and Test Planning for Integrated Circuits.
  18. Zhanglei Wang (PhD, April 2007), First Position: Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA.
    PhD Thesis title: Techniques for Reducing Manufacturing Test Cost: Test Pattern Selection, Test Compression, and Test Scheduling
  19. Phil Paik (PhD, May 2006), First Position: Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
    PhD Thesis title: Adaptve Hot-Spot Cooling of Integrated Circuits Using Digital Microfluidics
  20. Fei Su (PhD, January 2006), First Position: Senior DFT Engineer, Intel Corporation, Folsom, CA. (Click here for graduation picture)
    PhD Thesis title: Synthesis, Testing, and Reconfiguration Techniques for Digital Microfluidic Biochips
    Winner of European Design Automation Association (EDAA) Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2006 for the category "New Directions in Physical Design, Design for Manufacturing and CAD for Analog Circuits"
  21. Anuja Sehgal (PhD, May 2005), First Position: Senior Design Engineer with AMD Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA
    PhD Thesis title: Test Infrastructure Design for Digital, Mixed-Signal and Hierarchical SOCs
  22. Yi Zou (PhD, December 2004), First Position: Unitrends Software Corporation Columbia , SC.
    PhD Thesis title: Coverage-Driven Sensor Deployment and Energy-Efficient Information Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks.
  23. Lei Li (PhD, August 2004), First Position: Digital Design Engineer, Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX.
    PhD Thesis title: Reducing Test Data Volume for System-on-Chip Integrated Circuits using Test Data Compression and Built-In Self-Test,
  24. Ying Zhang (PhD, May 2004)
    PhD Thesis title: Dynamic Adaptation for Fault Tolerance and Power Management in Real-Time Embedded Systems, May 2004, First Position: Senior Software Engineer, Guidant Corporation, St. Paul, MN.
  25. Vishnu Swaminathan (PhD, May 2003), First Position: Researcher at Siemens Corporate Research Center, Bangalore, India.
    PhD Thesis title: Dynamic Power Management in Hard Real-Time Systems
  26. Chunsheng Liu (PhD, May 2003), First Position: Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska (click here for graduation picture)
    PhD Thesis title: Fault Diagnosis in Scan-BIST with System-on-Chip Applications
  27. Anshuman Chandra (PhD, September 2002), First Position: Senior R & D Engineer at Synopsys, Mountain View, CA (click here for graduation picture)
    PhD Thesis title: Test Resource Partitioning and Test Data Compression for System-on-a-Chip
  28. Vikram Iyengar (PhD, May 2002), First position: Advisory Engineer at IBM Corp.(ASICs Test and Methodology Department), Burlington, VT
    PhD Thesis title: Test Planning and Plug-and-Play Test Automation for System-on-a-Chip
    IBM Graduate Fellowship recipient (2001-2002)
    Winner of European Design Automation Association (EDAA) Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2004 for the category "New Directions in System Test"
    Click here and here for Vikram's graduation pictures)
  29. Tianhao Zhang (PhD, May 2001; co-advised with Professor Richard Fair), First Position: Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Cadence Design Systems, Research Triangle Park, NC
    (Click here for a picture of Tianhao with the thesis committee after the defense)
    PhD Thesis title: An Integrated Hierarchical Modeling and Simulation Approach for Microelectrofluidic Systems
  30. Usman Zaheer, M. S. Thesis, December 2005, Thesis Title: "Low-Power System-Level Fault Tolerance using Dynamic Voltage Scaling, Adaptive Body Biasing, and Checkpointing".
  31. Harshavardhan Sabbineni, M.S. Thesis, February 2004 (Thesis title: "Location-Aware Protocols for Energy-Efficient Information Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks")
  32. Yang Yang, M.S. Project, April 2014, "On-Chip Voltage-Droop Prediction Using Support-Vector Machines",
  33. Charles Schweizer, M.S. Project, May 2002, First position: Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA
  34. Sharon Stewart Schweizer, M. S. Project, May 2002
  35. Selase Agbenoto, M.S. project, December 2002.
  36. Amil Patel (undergraduate researcher, 2001-2002), currently a graduate student at MIT
  37. Mark Krasniewski (undergraduate researcher, 2002-2003, Seagar Award winner for the best undergraduate research project in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for 2002-2003), currently a graduate student at Purdue University
  38. Shivakumar Swaminathan (M.S. Thesis, Dec 1999), Current position: IBM Corp. Research Triangle Park, NC
  39. Jie Ding (M.S. Thesis, May 2000, co-advised with Professor Richard Fair, currently with ASIC Alliance, North Carolina)