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PhD Defense - Shiliang Liu

Start: 8/16/2013 at 1:00PM
End: 8/16/2013 at 5:00PM
Location: 384 Fitzpatrick Hall
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Shiliang Liu , a Computer Science and Engineering PhD candidate, will present and defend his doctoral dissertation on August 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm in 384C Fitzpatrick Hall in the College of Engineering.

His advisor, Dr. Sharon Hu will be in attendance with committee members: Dr. Gyorgi Csaba, Dr. Gary Bernstein, Dr. Joseph Nahas and Dr. Michael Niemier.  Faculty and students are welcome to attend the presentation portion of his defense.  Light refreshments will be served.


Design and Modeling for Nanomagnet Logic Circuits and Architectures


As a possible replacement or supplementary technology for CMOS technology, Nanomagnet Logic (NML) employs nearest neighbor dipole-dipole interactions for computation, and NML is energy efficient, non-volatile, radiation hard, etc. Through my research efforts I have helped advance the state of the art of design and modeling of NML circuits and architectures. Most importantly, I have shown that the integration of NML with CMOS is feasible through the magnetic-electrical interface (MEI) designs I proposed. These MEI designs are especially important as we approach the hybrid NML and CMOS architectures. As an extension from my MEI work, the magnetic content addressable memory designs I proposed are efficient (in energy, area and delay) and worth pursuing.

As much of NML studies need designs and simulations, the NML layout design method I proposed tackles the side effect of next nearest neighbor couplings, and the software package I developed for assisting simulation is practical and effective for automating the simulation processes.