- Date: 10th December 2020, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM IST
Dr C.P. Ravikumar
Changing role of Semiconductor verification and Test in modern times
Verification, testing and validation have all become challenging as the end applications of semiconductors have changed. The electronic systems have also become more complex. Automotive electronics, industrial systems and the Internet of Things have grown into huge markets today. Functional safety is most important in automotive electronics and industrial systems. As a result, there are elevated expectations of the quality and reliability of the components used in these systems. To make things worse, the security of these systems is under threat. To steal sensitive information, malicious attacks on electronic systems are planned. The following causes control systems to malfunction.
In this tutorial, we will look at the role of verification validation and testing of semiconductors in the modern setting. The tutorial is for students and young professionals who are new to the area of semiconductor test. The tutorial will expose the audience to some research problems. At the end of the tutorial, the audience will have an appreciation for new directions in the area of VLSI test and verification.
System-on-Chip, Automotive, Industry 4.0, IoT, Fail-Safety, Security, Quality, Reliability
- Achille’s heels of the IP-based design flow
- Improving Semiconductor Quality
- Improving Semiconductor Reliability
- Addressing Semiconductor Security
- Use of Machine Learning/A.I. in Test
About the speaker :
Dr C.P. Ravikumar is the Director of Talent Development at Texas Instruments, India. He is also an adjunct faculty of E.E. at IIT Madras. Before joining TI India in 2001, Ravikumar was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at IIT, Delhi (1991-2001). He also held a visiting position at the University of Southern California (1995-1996) and the position of Vice President (Training) at ControlNet India Pvt Ltd (2000-2001). He obtained his PhD (Computer Engineering) from the University of Southern California (1991), M.E. in Computer Science with highest scores from Indian Institute of Science (1987) and B.E. in Electronics with a Gold Medal from Bangalore University (1983). He has published over 200 papers in leading international conferences and journals. He has 4 USA patents in the area of VLSI Test. He founded the VLSI Design and Test Symposium (VDAT) and was the General Chair of this event from its inception in 1998 for 15 years. He is the author/editor/coauthor of over 15 books in areas of VLSI and has contributed several book chapters. He has served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and also on the editorial board of the Journal of Electronic Testing – Theory and Applications and the Journal of Low Power Electronics. He has won the best paper award at the IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design (2002) and VLSI Test Symposium (2005). He founded the Bangalore chapter of IEEE CAS society and was its honorary secretary for 15 years, and served as the honorary secretary of VSI for six years. He has served on the Execom of IEEE Bangalore Section (2017-2019). He is a Fellow of the INAE and a Senior Member of IEEE..
- Date: 10th December 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM IST
Prof. Dr Jatinderkumar R. Saini
Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Indian Languages
The talk will begin with the introduction and history of Natural Language Processing (NLP) as well as Computational Linguistics covering Symbolic, Statistical and Neural Network usage along with the use of deep learning for NLP. After the Turing Test, the audience will come to know about different types of languages like extinct languages, dead languages, isolated languages, proto-languages, sign languages, etc. Next, the focus on Indian low resource languages, the politics of languages, as well as the philosophy of languages and the concept of word order along with the language families will be discussed. The next topic will be a detailed discussion on pre-processing steps in NLP. NLP stages include phonetics, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse will be discussed along with their respective sub-areas and applications like Tokenization, Terminology Extraction, Topic Segmentation, Named Entity Recognition, Sentiment Analysis, etc. The phraseology of NLP will cover translation, transliteration, language, speech, dialect, script, character, alphabet, diacritics, words, types, tokens and terms. Discussion on interesting language projects on Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Sanskrit Seraiki, Burmese and English languages along with Pali, Prakrit, Kutchi, German, Spanish, Swahili, Nepali and Bengali will take place. The discussion will conclude with a glimpse of open research areas as well as challenges in the area of NLP.
Natural language processing,Ontologies, Natural languages, Unified modeling language, Data mining, Object oriented modeling, Research and development, Automation
- History of Natural Language Processing
- Turing Test
- Different type of Languages and their condition in the world
- Discussion on pre-processing steps in NLP
- Discussion on interesting language projects
About the speaker :
Prof. Dr Jatinderkumar R. Saini is currently Professor & Director at Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR), Pune. A PhD (Computer Sci.), MCA [Univ. 1st rank & Gold Medals in all three years], BSc (Computer Sci.) [Silver Medal in Final Year], FIETE, MISTE, MISG, MISCA, MISRS, he has been Joint Treasurer & Executive Committee Member, IETE, Vadodara Chapter (2016-18), Joint Secretary & Webmaster & Executive Committee Member, ISG, Vadodara Chapter (2014- 2019), Managing Committee Member, CSI, Vadodara Chapter (2016-17).
A distinguished and established academician, researcher and administrator, Sir was awarded a PhD in Computer Science in 2009. He has nearly 170 research publications including those published by Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, ACM, Springer, IEEE and InderScience. He has papers with Thomson Reuters Impact Factor journals, more than 50 Scopus and nearly 50 Web of Science indexed published/in-press papers and best paper awards by AICTE, IEEE, S4DS, ISTE, etc. He is also acting as an editorial/reviewer board member for journals with very high Thomson Reuters Impact Factors. Additionally, he has also reviewed papers for various conferences, both in and outside India. He has been thrice awarded outstanding reviewer certificate by Thomson Reuters Impact Factor bearing International Journal. He is working as a Co-Principal Investigator in ISRO, Ahmedabad sponsored research project of Rs. 9 Lakh and two years. He was selected and invited as a guest faculty at BSEL, Berlin and is a recipient of DAAD fellowship for visiting Germany. Before joining SICSR, Dr Saini was working as a State Government University endorsed Professor and Director. He has also delivered lectures for NITTTR (Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India), Chandigarh. He has completed more than 40 international MOOC course, professional and specialization certifications, almost all with distinction, through various universities of highest repute like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Texas at Austin, Stanford University, Rice University, Johns Hopkins University, The Pennsylvania State University, Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Rochester.
- Date: 10th December 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM IST
Dr. Aman Jha
Electric Vehicles and Smart Semiconductor Lighting
The advancement of LED from signal to power level made a dramatic change in the lighting industry. LED lighting is now a light of this century. The presentation covers the challenges faced by power designers in designing highly efficient solid-state light technology. A small change in voltage for LED creates a large change in current. The control technique behind this device either constant voltage or constant current is now well set. It also covers the next level of advancement of smart lighting features and internet of things (IoT) application. Low ignition time, easy to control and different colour generation capability are fundamentally in favour of this technology. This talk ends with examples how the advancement of the low-cost general-purpose microcontroller (GPU) and wireless technology like SubGHz, BLE, LoRA, WiFi, etc. made the LED lighting technology smart and ideal candidate for IoT application. The smart light has now become today’s need. This helped in the energy efficiency goal as well as the reduction of lighting load to the grid.
The electric vehicle is now taking momentum due to ease of engine as a motor with high efficiency. The advancement of battery technology as a energy storage elements with lower electric power supply price relative to conventional fuel. Another advantage is lower carbon footprint for environmental benefits. In order to control the motor with battery as a power input with reliable operation for electric vehicle needs like torque versus speed requirement as per need. The new improved microcontroller now able to do such functionality like field oriented control (FOC) as well as MTPA and other features. This tutorial discusses it for electric vehicle inverter design using MCU.
About the speaker :
Aman Jha has been working in STMicroelectronics since 2015 in a power electronics designer role. In present role, he is associated with LED lighting based power converters for home-lighting, street-lighting, solar LED lighting and smart lighting. In this role he developed 7 evaluation boards available on ST web page, 24 other customized designs for the mass market and several reputed international publications in reputed journals. Recently he is also associated with the E-Mobility program and working for PMSM/BLDC motor control inverter design for electric vehicles applications. He has completed PhD from IIT Delhi in 2017 and M.Tech from IIT Bombay in 2005 in power electronics and electric machine control area. He has total 15 years of industrial experience on smart switching mode power supply (AC-DC and DC-DC power converter) Product Design, Control System, Stability Analysis, Automation, Industrialization, Power Quality, High frequency Magnetics, EMI/EMC, Semiconductor Power Devices and Components Selection (Active & Passive). He was associated with other reputed industries prior to STMicroelectronics as a designer as well as managerial roles are Barco Electronics from 2010 to 2015; Allegro MicroSystems from 2008 to 2010 and Delta Electronics from 2005 to 2008 in the power conversion domain. Other voluntary work he is associated with reviewer of reputed journals, technical speaker of reputed forums, faculty development schemes trainer, senior member IEEE and visiting Professor at NIIT University. He has more than 45 reputed research publications in IEEE and equivalent journals and several free designs available on the different technical forums.