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MIAI GRENOBLE ALPES - TIMA a obtenu deux chaires MIAI et encadrera des thèses

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TIMA MIAI CHAIRS
(Multidisciplinary Institute in Artificial Intelligence)

Chair title: Digital Hardware AI Architectures
Chair holder(s): Frédéric PETROT (TIMA - SLS team)
Financed by: ANR - PIA
In short:
According to a recent Facebook analysis, AI tasks need a 100x power reduction in the coming years to be sustainable. This chair focuses on highly energy efficient hardware/software architectures integration of AI and deep-learning to take up this challenge.
Partners:
• Google France
• Kalray
• STMicroelectronics
• Upmem
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Chair title: Hardware for spike-coded neural networks exploiting hybrid CMOS non-volatile technologies
Chair holder(s): Lorena ANGHEL (TIMA - AMfoRS team)
Financed by: ANR - PIA
In short:
Spiking Neural Networks are seen as a Key building block for strongly improving the energy efficiency of current AI applications and opening up new possibilities (in terms of unsupervised learning, recurrent networks, probabilistic inference, etc.). In that respect, the Grenoble R&D ecosystem has key strengths, especially its capability to design and manufacture embedded systems in advanced hybrid CMOS-Non Volatile Memory (NVM) technology. The scientific challenges to be tackled are the following. The first one is to define power-constrained learning and inference algorithms (online, supervised, unsupervised, probabilistic, etc.). The second one is to design a scalable and flexible SNN architecture, adaptable to the different above-mentioned algorithms, and fabricate that circuit in hybrid nanoscale CMOS and NVM technology, enabling very dense synaptic density. The last objective is to derive a principled toolchain for the algorithm, design, development, and integration of spiking neural networks for future adoption in industrial health and automotive embedded applications.
Partners:
• CEA LETI (Alexandre VALERIAN)


Conferences

Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium

AsianHOST
Venue: Xi'an, CHINA
Date: December 10-12, 2019

european projects chair : DI NATALE Giorgio

Summary: Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium (AsianHOST) is an annual symposium which aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development. Another goal of this conference is to help build hardware security community in Asian and Pacific area.

12th Workshop on Rapid Simulation and Performance Evaluation: Methods and Tools

RAPIDO
Venue: Bologna, ITALY
Date: January 21, 2020

technical program committee : PETROT F.

Design, Automation & Test in Europe

DATE
Venue: Grenoble, FRANCE
Date: March 9-13, 2020

general chair : DI NATALE Giorgio local organization : ANGHEL L. publication chair : VATAJELU E.I. University Booth Co-Chair : PETROT F.

21st International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design

ISQED
Venue: Santa Clara, USA
Date: March 25-26, 2020

track chair : RUFER L.

Summary: The 21st International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED 2020) is the premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary Electronic Design conference—bridges the gap among Electronic/Semiconductor ecosystem members providing electronic design tools, integrated circuit technologies, semiconductor technology,packaging, assembly & test to achieve total design quality. Current and all past ISQED events have been held with the technical sponsorship of IEEE CASS, IEEE EDS, and IEEE Reliability Society. All past Conference proceedings & Papers have been published in IEEE Xplore digital library and indexed by Scopus.

PhD thesis defenses

« Development of Built-In Self-Test solutions for RF/mm-wave integrated circuits ».

Candidate: F. Cilici

Advisor: S. Mir

President of jury: T. Parra

PhD: These de Doctorat, Université Grenoble Alpes

Speciality: Micro et Nano Electronique

Defense: December 17th, 2019 - 10:30, VIALLET - Amphi Gosse

Abstract

Recent silicon technologies are especially prone to imperfections during the fabrication of the circuits. Process variations can induce a noticeable performance shift, especially for high frequency devices. In this thesis we present several contributions to tackle the cost and complexity associated with testing mm-wave ICs. In this sense, we have focused on two main topics: a) non-intrusive machine learning indirect test and b) one-shot calibration. We have in particular developed a generic method to implement a non-intrusive machine learning indirect test based on process variation sensors. The method is aimed at being as automated as possible and can be applied to virtually any mm-wave circuit. It leverages the Monte Carlo models of the design kit and the BEOL variability information to propose a set of non-intrusive sensors. Low frequency measurements can be performed on these sensors to extract signatures that provide relevant information about the process quality, and consequently about the device performance. The method is supported by experimental results in a set of 65 GHz PAs designed in a 55 nm technology from STMicroelectronics. To further tackle the performance degradation induced by process variations, we have also focused on the implementation of a one-shot calibration procedure. In this line, we have presented a two-stage 60 GHz PA with one-shot calibration capability. The proposed calibration takes advantage of a novel tuning knob, implemented as a variable decoupling cell. Non-intrusive process monitors, placed within the empty spaces of the circuit, are used for predicting the best tuning knob configuration based on a machine learning regression model. The feasibility and performance of the proposed calibration strategy have been validated in simulation.

 

Awards


Winner of PhD Forum at VLSI-SoC'2019

Award: Winner of PhD Forum at VLSI-SoC'2019 (27th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration)
Date: October 6-9, 2019
Place: Cuzco (PERU)
Title: A Digital Event-Based Strategy for ASK demodulation
Authors:
- Rodrigo IGA JADUE (TIMA - CDSI team)
- Sylvain ENGELS (TIMA - CDSI team)
- Laurent FESQUET (TIMA - CDSI team)

 

Best Paper Award at DDECS'2019 (Cluj Napoca, ROMANIA)

Award: Best Paper Award at DDECS'2019 (22nd International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronics Circuits and Systems)
Date : April 24-26, 2019
Place : Cluj Napoca (ROMANIA)
Title : "Encryption-Based Secure JTAG"
Authors :
- Emanuele VALEA (LIRMM, Montpellier)
- Mathieu DA SILVA (LIRMM, Montpellier)
- Marie-Lise FLOTTES (LIRMM, Montpellier)
- Giorgio DI NATALE (TIMA, AMfoRS team, Grenoble)
- Bruno ROUZEYRE (LIRMM, Montpellier)

 

IFIP WG 10.5 Meritorious Service Award at VLSI-SoC'2018 (Verona, ITALY)

Award: The IFIP WG 10.5 Meritorious Service Award has been given to Mrs Dominique BORRIONE "for continued services to IFIP ans the Working Group on Design and Engineering of Electronic Systems"
She was awarded during VLSI-SoC'2018 (26th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration)
Date: October 8-10, 2018
Place: Verona (ITALY)

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Jobs

Post-doc : Calcul embarqué pour l’imagerie hyper-spectrale

Host: TIMA Laboratory - CDSI team - 46 avenue Félix Viallet - 38031 GRENOBLE Cedex

Start Date: February 1st, 2020

Duration: 24 months

Profile: Le projet collaboratif ImSpoc-UV porté par la société Pyxalis a pour objectif la conception d’une caméra hyperspectrale dans le proche Ultra Violet à partir du capteur d’image très haute performance HDPyx et d’un système optique sur la puce spécifique. Ce système optique produit des interférogrammes acquis par le capteur en une seule prise, puis le spectre est obtenu par un calcul approprié à partir dEn collaboration avec les spécialistes du traitement de l’image, vous contribuerez à l’élaboration d’algorithmes efficaces et parallélisable. Accompagné par des experts en électronique, vous serez en charge de la partie numérique à intégrer sur des plateformes conçues par ailleurs. e ces données.

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Contact person: Stéphane MANCINI

 

 

Post-doc position in digital hardware for AI

Host: TIMA Laboratory - SLS team - 46 avenue Félix Viallet - 38031 GRENOBLE Cedex

Start Date: September 2019

Duration: 1 year, possibly renewable 1 once

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Contact person: Frédéric PETROT / Liliana ANDRADE

 

 

Research engineer position in digital hardware for AI

Host: TIMA Laboratory - SLS team - 46 avenue Félix Viallet - 38031 GRENOBLE Cedex

Start Date: September 2019

Duration: 1 year

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Contact person: Frédéric PETROT / Liliana ANDRADE