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IFIP Working Group 10.5 selected Tallinn as the host town of VLSI-SoC 2016

October 5, 2014. IFIP Working Group 10.5 selected Tallinn as the host town of the VLSI-SoC conference. The event will take place September 26-28, 2016. I will serve as the General Chair.

2014 E.J. McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award Semifinals

May 28, 2014, Paderborn, Germany

Named after Prof. E.J. McCluskey, a key contributor to the field of test technology, the 2014 TTTC’s Doctoral Thesis Award serves the purpose to promote most impactful doctoral student work, to provide the students with the exposure to the community and the prospective employers, and to support interaction between academia and industry in the field of test technology. TTTC’s E.J. McCluskey Best Doctoral Thesis Award will be given to the winning student of the doctoral student contest and his or her advisor.

The contest is held in two stages: semi-finals and finals. In 2014, semi-finals will be held at the IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS), the IEEE European Test Symposium (ETS) and the IEEE Latin American Test Workshop (LATW). At each semi-final, a jury composed of industrial and academic experts will determine the winner, and the three winners will compete against each other in the finals, held at the International Test Conference (ITC) 2014.

EU’s FP7 BASTION Project Started

In January 2014, European Union’s 7th Framework Programme has launched a collaborative research project BASTION to tackle aging and escaping faults in future nanoelectronics manufacturing technologies. The project’s international consortium includes two high-tech companies Aster Technologies and Testonica Lab, five European universities Politecnico di Torino, University of Twente, University of Lund, Tallinn University of Technology and High School Hamm-Lippstadt and the chip provider Infineon Technologies.

Best Paper Award from WRTLT

November 2013, Taiwan. We received the Best Paper Award from the Workshop of High-Level and RTL testing (WRTLT): “Generating Directed Tests for C Programs using RTL ATPG”, Taavi Drenkhan, Anton Tšepurov, Taavi Viilukas, Jaan Raik, Anton Karputkin, Maksim Jenihhin, Raimund Ubar

Two PhD defenses at the Department of Computer Engineering

On June 12, 2013 Uljana Reinsalu defended her PhD thesis “Fault Simulation and Code Coverage Analysis of RTL Designs Using High-Level Decision Diagrams.” Supervisors: Ellervee, Peeter ; Raik, Jaan ; Sudnitsõn, Aleksander. Opponents: Dr. Graziano Pravadelli, University of Verona, Italy and Dr. Juha Plosila, University of Turku, Finland.

On June 14, 2013 Anton Tšepurov defended his PhD thesis ”Hardware Modeling for Design Verification and Debug.” Supervisors: Raik, Jaan ; Jenihhin, Maksim. Opponents: Prof. Heinrich Theodor Vierhaus, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany and Dr. Giovanni Squillero, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

FUSETEST project accepted for funding by SA Archimedes

March 25, 2013. FUSETEST basic research project has been granted funding by SA Archimedes foundation. The project targets functional self-test, self-diagnosis and failure analysis for integrated electronics systems. FUSETEST is coordinated by Prof. Jaan Raik of the Department of Computer Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology. The project is carried out in cooperation with an innovative Estonian SME Testonica Lab. Its total budget is 318 kEUR and its duration is 2.5 years.

PhD Thesis defense at Linköping University, Tomas Bengtsson

December 14, 2012. Served as the opponent for the PhD Thesis of Tomas Bengtsson “Testing and Logic Optimization Techniques for Systems on Chip” at Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, Sweden. (Supervisors: Prof. Z. Peng, S. Kumar).