Embedded and VLSI Systems and its Reliability

tkim049 at cs dot ucr dot edu

Research Interest and Advisor

Taeyoung Kim received his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Virginia. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside.

Before he joined this Ph.D program, he had worked for two startup IT companies as a software engineer and management staff for more than five years.

Now, he is focusing on embedded and VLSI systems and its reliability analysis. Especially, system modeling, simulation, and optimization are his specialties.

His research group is VSCLAB with a brilliant advisor, Dr. Sheldon X.-D. Tan.

Work Experience

Software Intern Graduate Level, Signal & Power Integrity, System Modeling Group, Design Technology Solutions (DTS), Intel, Hillsboro, OR, USA Jun-Sep, 2016

Professional Research Staff, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA USA 2012–2013

Instructor, Programming Language and Security, Kyungmin College, Uijeongbu, Korea 2007–2008

Software Engineer, Assistant Manager, Netpia, Inc., Seoul, Korea 2001–2004

Software Engineer, Manager, eStop, Inc., Seoul, Korea 1999–2000, 2004-2005

Education

Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering (Embedded Systems and CAD Major Specialty Area), University of California, Riverside CA, USA 2013-Present

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA 2009–2012

M.Eng, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, 2005-2007

B.S., Electronics Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea, 1997-2005

Awards

[13] Finalist Presenter at ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2016

[12] Travel Grant Award at ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2016

[11] Recognition Award, Software Intern Graduate Level, Intel, Hillsboro, OR, July, 2016

[10] Travel Grant Award at Young Faculty Workshop, Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2016

[9] Dissertation Year Program (DYP) Fellowship Award, University of California, Riverside, 2016/2017

[8] Travel Grant Award at ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2015

[7] [News Link] Best Poster Research Award at ACM Ph.D Forum, Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2015

[6] [News Link] Travel Grant Award at ACM Ph.D Forum, Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2015

[5] Travel Grant Award at ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2014

[4] Richard Newton Fellowship Award, Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2014

[3] Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship Award, University of California, Riverside, 2013-2015

[2] In Recognition of Exceptional Presentation (2nd place), KSEA Virginia Regional Conference, 2013

[1] Outstanding Academic Performance, Korea University, 2007

Publications (6 journals, 24 conferences)

 [J6] H. B. Chen, S. X.-D. Tan, X. Huang, T. Kim and V. Sukharev, “Analytical Modeling and Characterization of Electromigration Effects for Multibranch Interconnect Trees,” IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), vol. 35, no. 11, pp. 1811-1824, Nov. 2016.

[C24] T. Kim, Z. Sun, C. Cook, J. Gaddipati, H. Wang, H. Chen, S. X.-D. Tan, “Dynamic Reliability Management for Near-Threshold Dark Silicon Processors”, Proc. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), Austin, TX, Nov. 2016.

[C23] Z. Sun, E. Demircan, M. D. Shroff, T. Kim, X. Huang and S. X.-D. Tan, “Voltage-Based Electromigration Immortality Check for General Multi-Branch Interconnects”, Proc. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), Austin, TX, Nov. 2016.

[J5] X. Huang, V. Sukharev, J.-H. Choy, M. Chew, T. Kim, S. X.-D. Tan, “Electromigration assessment for power grid networks considering temperature and thermal stress effects,” Integration, the VLSI Journal, Volume 55, Sep. 2016, Pages 307-315

[J4] Z. Yue, T. Kim, H. Shin, S. X.-D. Tan, X. Li, H. Chen and H. Wang, “Statistical Rare Event Analysis and Parameter Guidance by Elite Learning Sample Selection”, ACM Transaction on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), vol. 21, no. 4, p. 56, Sep. 2016.

[C22] C. Cook, Z. Sun, T. Kim and S. X.-D. Tan, “Finite Difference Method for Electromigration Analysis of Multi-Branch Interconnects,” SMACD, Lisbon, Portugal, Jun. 2016.

[C21] T. Kim, X. Huang, H.-B. Chen, Z. Sun, N. Saquib, V. Sukharev, S. X.-D. Tan, “System-Level Energy Optimization For Dark Silicon Manycore Microprocessor Considering both Hard and Soft Errors” ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), Work-In-Progress Session, Austin, TX, June, 2016.

[C20] T. Kim, Z. Sun, C. Cook, H. Zhao, R. Li, D.Wong, S. X.-D. Tan, “Cross-layer modeling and optimization for electromigration induced reliability”, Proc. IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), Austin, TX, June, 2016.

[C19] X. Huang, V. Sukharev, Z. Qi, T. Kim, H. Chen, S. X.-D. Tan, “Physics-Based Full-Chip TDDB Assessment for BEOL Interconnects”, Proc. IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), Austin, TX, June, 2016.

[C18] T. Kim, X. Huang, H. Chen, V. Sukharev, S. X.-D. Tan, “Learning-based Dynamic Reliability Management for Dark Silicon Processor Considering EM Effects”, Proc. Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), Dresden, Germany, March 2016 (Acceptance rate = 24%).

[C17] X. Huang, V. Sukharev, T. Kim, H. Chen, S. X.-D. Tan, “Electromigration Recovery Modeling and Analysis under Time-Dependent Current and Temperature Stressing”, Proc. Asia South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), Macao, China, Jan. 2016.

[C16] T. Kim, X. Huang, V. Sukharev and S. X.-D. Tan, “Learning-Based Reliability Management for Dark Silicon Systems”, Sixth IEEE International Workshop on Testing Three-Dimensional Stacked Integrated Circuits (3D-TEST), Anaheim, CA, Oct, 2015.

[C15] T. Kim, X. Huang, V. Sukharev, X. X.-D. Tan, “A Dynamic Reliability Management Framework for Dark Silicon”, TECHCON, Austin, Sep, 2015.

[C14] H. Chen, X. Huang, V. Sukharev, S. X.-D. Tan, T. Kim, “ Interconnect reliability modeling and analysis for multi-branch interconnect trees,” Proc. IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco, June, 2015.

[C13] T. Kim, B. Zheng, H. Chen, Q. Zhu, V. Sukharev and S. X.-D. Tan, “Lifetime optimization for real-time embedded systems considering electromigration effects,” Proc. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), San Jose, CA, Nov. 2014

[C12] T. Wei, T. Kim, S. Park, Q. Zhu, S. X.-D. Tan, N. Chang, S. Ula, M. Maasoumy, “Battery management and application for energy-efficient buildings,” Proc. IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco, June, 2014

[J3] S. Chen, J. S. Brantley, T. Kim, S. A. Ridenour, and J. Lach, “Characterising and minimising sources of error in inertial body sensor networks,” Int. J. Auton. Adapt. Commun. Syst. (IJAACS), vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 253-271, 2013.

[J2] W. Y. Lee, K. Hur, T. Kim, D. S. Eom, and J. O. Kim, “Large scale indoor localization system based on wireless sensor networks for ubiquitous computing,” Wireless Personal, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 241-260, 2012.

[C11] T. Kim, S. Chen, J. Lach, “Detecting and Preventing Forward Head Posture with Wireless Inertial Body Sensor Networks,” International Conference on Body Sensor Networks (BSN), PP. 125-126, 2011.5

[C10] A.T. Barth, B.C. Bennett, B. Boudaoud, J.S. Brantley, S. Chen, C.L. Cunningham, T. Kim, H.C. Powell, Jr., S.A. Ridenour, J. Lach, “Longitudinal High-Fidelity Gait Analysis withWireless Inertial Body Sensors,” IEEE Wireless Health Conference, 192-3, 2010

[C9] S. Chen, J. S. Brantley, T. Kim, and J. Lach, “Characterizing and Minimizing Synchronization and Calibration Errors in Inertial Body Sensor Networks,” in Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNet), Corfu, Greece, 2010, pp. 138-144.

[J1] D Eom, T. Kim, H. Jee, H. Lee and J. Han, “A Multi-Player Arcade Video Game Platform with A Wireless Tangible User Interface”, IEEE Transaction on Consumer Electronics, 2008.10

[C8] H. Jee, D. Eom, T. Kim, H. Park, H. Lee, J. Han, “Multi-Player VR Game Built Upon Wireless Sensor Network,” The Second International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication (ICUIMC), PP. 542-544, PP. 542-544, 2008.01

[C7] K. Hwang , T. Kim, D. Eom “Proactive Data Delivery Scheme with Optimal Path for Dynamic Sensor Networks”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), 412-421, 2007.8

[C6] D. Eom, J. Jang, T. Kim, J. Han, “A VR Game Platform Built upon Wireless Sensor Network,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), 146-155, 146-155, 2006.11

[C5] W. Lee, W. Yee, T. Kim, S. Jin, D. Eom, “Mobile Robot Navigation using Wireless Sensor Networks without Localization,” The Proceedings of International Symposium on Ubiquitous Computing Systems(UCS), PP. 199-208, PP. 199-208, 2006.10

[C4] T. Kim, S. Jin, W. Lee, W. Yee, P. Mah, S. Park, D. Eom, “Large Scale Indoor Location System Based on Wireless Sensor Networks for Ubiquitous Computing”, The Proceedings of International Symposium on Ubiquitous Computing Systems(UCS), PP. 175-184, PP. 175-184, 2006.10

[C3] B. Lee, T. Kim, W. Lee, W. Yee, D. Eom, “A Game Platform Based on Ubiquitous Sensor Network”, The Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers, PP.149-152, 2007.6

[C2] W. Lee, W. Yee, T. Kim, S. Jin, and D. Eom, “Mobile Robot Navigation using Wireless Sensor Networks without Localization”, BK21 U-IT based Construction Automation, 2006.12

[C1] S. Jin, W. Lee, T. Kim, W. Yee, J. In, D. Eom “A Cost-Based Optimal Path Routing Algorithm in Wireless Sensor Networks”, The Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea , PP.314-317, PP.314-317, 2006.11

Talks/Posters

[17-P] Poster, “Voltage-Based Electromigration Immortality Check for General Multi-Branch Interconnects”, International Workshop on Design Automation for Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits , Austin, TX, Nov, 2016.

[16-P] Poster, “Low-Power Dynamic Reliability Management from Embedded and High-Performance Systems to Datacenter Systems” Student Research Competition (SRC), IEEE/ACM International Conf. on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD2016), Austin, TX, Nov. 2016

[15-T] Presentation Talk (Finalist), “Low-Power Dynamic Reliability Management from Embedded and High-Performance Systems to Datacenter Systems”, Student Research Competition (SRC), IEEE/ACM International Conf. on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD2016), Austin, TX, Nov. 2016

[14-T] Presentation Talk, “Dynamic Reliability Management for Near-Threshold Dark Silicon Processors”, IEEE/ACM International Conf. on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD2016), Austin, TX, Nov, 2016.

[13-T] Presentation Talk, “Cross-layer modeling and optimization for electromigration induced reliability”, Proc. IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC2016), Austin, TX, June, 2016.

[12-T] Poster, “System-Level Energy Optimization For Dark Silicon Manycore Microprocessor Considering both Hard and Soft Errors”, Work-in-progress (WIP) Poster Session, Design Automation Conference (DAC2016), Austin, TX, USA, Jun. 2016

[11-T] Presentation Talk, “System-Level Reliability-Aware Energy Optimization For Dark Silicon”, The 26th Annual Korea-American Scientists and Engineers Association, South-Western Regional Conference (KSEA-SWRC2016), Long Beach, CA. USA, Feb, 2016.

[10-T] Poster, “Dynamic Reliability Management for Embedded and Dark Silicon Systems” Student Research Competition, IEEE/ACM International Conf. on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD2015), Austin, TX, Nov. 2015

[9-T] Presentation Talk, “Learning-Based Reliability Management for Dark Silicon Systems”, Sixth IEEE International Workshop on Testing Three-Dimensional Stacked Integrated Circuits (3D-TEST2015), Anaheim, CA, Oct, 2015.

[8-TP] Presentation Talk and Poster, “A Dynamic Reliability Management Framework for Dark Silicon”, TECHCON2015, Austin, TX, Sept, 2015.

[7-P] Poster, “System-Level Reliability-Aware Lifetime Management and Optimization for Embedded and Many-core Systems”, ACM SIGDA PhD Forum, Design Automation Conference (DAC2015), San Francisco, CA, USA, Jun. 2015 – Best Poster Award

[6-T] Presentation Talk, “Interconnect reliability modeling and analysis for multi-branch interconnect trees”, IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC2015),  San Francisco, June, 2015.

[5-P] Poster, “Lifetime Optimization for Real-Time Embedded Systems Considering Electromigration Effects”, Student Research Competition, IEEE/ACM International Conf. on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD2014), San Jose, CA, Nov. 2014

[4-P] Poster, “Battery Management System”, ACM SIGDA PhD Forum, Design Automation Conference (DAC2014), San Francisco, CA, USA, Jun. 2014

[3-P] Poster, “System Modeling and Hardware Implementation and Optimization”, The Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT) annual conference, Charlottesville, VA, USA, Nov 8th, 2013

[2-P] Poster, “Detecting and Preventing Forward Head Posture with Wireless Inertial Body Sensor Networks”, the 1st Annual Korea-American Scientists and Engineers Association, Virginia Regional Conference (KSEA-VRC2013), Blacksburg, VA. USA, Mar 2-3, 2013

[1-T] Presentation Talk, “Proactive Data Delivery Scheme with Optimal Path for Dynamic Sensor Networks”, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC2007), Hong Kong, China, July 11-13, 2007

Teaching 

[8] Fall, 2016 EE213, Computer-Aided Electronic Circuit Simulation (Teaching Assistant), University of California, Riverside, USA, 2016

[7] [see feedback] Winter, 2016 EECS168, Introduction to VLSI Design (Teaching Assistant), University of California, Riverside, USA, 2016

[6] [see feedback] Fall, 2014  CS100,  Software Construction (Teaching Assistant), University of California, Riverside, USA, 2014

[5] Fall, 2011  ECE3660,  Electronics II (Teaching Assistant), University of Virginia, USA, 2011

[4] Spring, 2008 , Internet Programming (Full-time Lecturer), Kyungmin College, Korea, 2008

[3] Fall, 2007 , Internet and Computer Security (Full-time Lecturer), Kyungmin College, Korea, 2007

[2] Spring, 2007  KEEE474  Embedded Software (Teaching Assistant), Korea University, Korea, 2007

[1] FALL, 2006  KEEE491  Capstone Project Lab (Teaching Assistant), Korea University, Korea, 2006

Student Project Advising

[10] Hsin-Yu Fan Chiang (UCR, undergrad) – Project: Content Management System (CMS), 2015

[9] Zhenning Jiang (UCR undergrad, grad at UNSW Australia) – Project: FPGA Debug Analyzer, 2014-2015

[8] Hui Li (UCR undergrad, grad at Univ. of Mass) – Project: FPGA Debug Analyzer, 2014-2015

[7] He Dai (UCR undergrad, grad at Rice University) – Project: FPGA Debug Analyzer, 2014-2015

[6] Shawn Kim (UVA, undergrad) – Project: Motion Detection System, 2012

[5] Jeremy Kim (UVA, undergrad) – Project: Motion Detection System, 2012

[4] Hana Lee (Korea Univ, undergrad, Samsung Electronics) – Project: Motion Detection-based Virtual Game Hardware/Software Design – USN Tennis – KESIC President Award on The World Embedded Software Contest, Korea, 2006, http://eswcontest.com/bbs/board.php?tbl=award&category=2006%B3%E2

[3] Heejin Ro (Korea Univ, undergrad, Hyundai Motors) – Project: Motion Detection-based Virtual Game Hardware/Software Design – USN Tennis – KESIC President Award on The World Embedded Software Contest, Korea, 2006, http://eswcontest.com/bbs/board.php?tbl=award&category=2006%B3%E2

[2] Hyemin Koo (Korea Univ, undergrad, Samsung Electronics) – Project: Sensor-based surveillance system, 2006

[1] Jisun Park (Korea Univ, undergrad, Samsung Electronics) – Project: Sensor-based surveillance system, 2006

Professional Activities

Conference and journal

Assistant Editor, Integration, the VLSI Journal, ELSEVIER
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions On Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems
Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES)

Membership

2010-Present, Student Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2014-Present, Student Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
2014-Present, Student Member, ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA)

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