Areas of expertise

Many of the world’s top companies supplement their own R&D efforts by participating in NSF I/UCRC organizations. The Center for Embedded Systems specializes in research in the following areas:

Power, energy and thermal-aware design

  • Low power circuit architectures and design tools
  • Dynamic peformance, power, energy and thermal management for multicore embedded systems
  • Statistical variation aware design of digital systems
  • Energy efficient architectures and code optimization for embedded systems
Electronic system-level (ESL) design and technologies
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Hardware/software co-design and optimization
  • Trusted, reliable, and secure design
Embedded multicore architectures and programming
  • Network-on-Chip design and optimization
  • Compilation of stream applications on multicore processors
  • Highly power-efficient programmable accelerators
  • Soft error resilient system design
  • Design and programming of low power embedded systems
  • Embedded GPU computing
  • Temperature- and variations-aware architectures and programming
Embedded software systems
  • Real-time scheduling
  • Embedded systems for smart grids
  • Middleware and VM for embedded systems
  • Embedded software instrumentation and tools
Cyber-physical systems
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Model based formal verification and semi-formal testing
  • Model based synthesis from high-level specifications
Integrated circuit technologies, design, and test
  • Semiconductors for hostile environments
  • Device physics and modeling
  • Microelectronic device and sensor design and manufacturing
  • Analog/RF/mixed signal circuit design and test
  • Testing and silicon debug of digital circuits

Benefits of membership

Industry-relevant research projects
  • Participate in timely research in embedded systems
  • Conduct pre-competitive or exploratory research in an efficient, cost-effective way
  • Access the minds and work of more than a dozen faculty members with laboratory and computing facilities
  • Chart your own course, as base membership enables a member-directed research project
Industrial fellows student program
  • Access academically outstanding engineering students – undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Gain a recruiting advantage by developing relationships with well-trained interns at an early stage
  • Hire the best, through your opportunity to select experienced interns for permanent employment
IP arrangement
  • Results of shared research projects available to all
  • Royalty-free non-exclusive IP rights on shared research projects
Leverage of industry/university partnership
  • Direct university projects at significantly reduced overhead
  • Realize greater ROI due to the pooling effect of memberships
  • Maximize your research dollars with federal matching funds