Seminar on Topics in Electronic Design Automation

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration3 SWS
TermWintersemester 2019/20
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline


Course criteria & registration

See TUMonlineStudents have to choose a seminar topic before the introduction lesson. You need to contact a supervisor of a topic you are interested in. Topics are selected on a first come first served basis. You will be registered for the seminar after your topic supervisor has confirmed your chosen topic. For a list of topics refer to the following links:


At the end of the seminar, the students is able to present a new idea or an existing approach in the area of computer-aided circuit and system design in an understandable and convincing manner. For this purpose, the following competencies will be acquired: * The student is able to independently become familiarized with a scientific topic in the field of electronic design automation. * The student is able to present a topic in a structured way according to problem formulation, state of the art, goals, methods, results. * The student can present a topic according to the structure given above orally, on a poster, with a set of slides, and with a written report.


Specific seminar topics in the area of electronic design automation will be offered. Examples are analog design methodology, digital design methodology, layout synthesis, and system-level design methodology. The participants independently work on a scientific topic, write a paper of 2-4 pages and a poster, and present their topic in a talk. In the subsequent discussion the topic will be treated in-depth.



Teaching and learning methods

Learning method: Students elaborate a given scientific topic by themselves in coordination with the respective research assistant. Teaching method: Introductory lessons will be given by the course coordinator, further details are discussed between research assistant and student on an individual basis. Presentation skills will be educated by a professional teacher. Media: All current techniques for preparing and presenting papers and talks will be applied, e.g. - blackboard, whiteboard - electronic slides, beamer - electronic word processing - electronic slide processing


The examination consists of a written part in form of a paper and a poster (50%) and of a 20-minutes presentation followed by 5 minutes discussion (50%).

Recommended literature

A set of topics and related literature is given at the start of the course. Each participant selects his/her topic.



The list of topics for the WT 19/20 will be announced end of Sept. 2019.

The topics are handed out on a first-come-first served basis. Contact the supervisor of the topic to get more information and reserve a topic. Please make sure, that you get a confirmation of your supervisor onlce you selected a topic. We are looking forward to see you in the seminar.

Offered Topics

BSIM vs. EKV Transistor ModelsF. BurceaAnalog EDA
Inversion Coefficient in Analog Circuit DesignF. BurceaAnalog EDA
An Analog Model Template Library: Simplifying Chip-Level, Mixed-Signal Design VerificationH. GräbAnalog EDA
An Approximation Algorithm for Threshold Voltage OptimizationH. GräbAnalog EDA
An Efficient Bayesian Optimization Approach for Automated Optimization of Analog Circuits H. GräbAnalog EDA
Optimization via Branch-and-Bound, Branch-And-Cut and other CSP solverI. AbelAnalog EDA
Toward Secure Microfluidic Fully Programmable Valve Array BiochipsB. Li
Rescuing Memristor-based Neuromorphic Design with High DefectsLi Zhang
Vortex: Variation-aware Training for Memristor X-barLi Zhang
Scheduling and Fluid Routing for Flow-Based Microfluidic Laboratories-on-a-ChipM. Li
Incremental Network Quantization: Towards Lossless CNNs with Low-Precision WeightsR. Stahl
Thermal-aware Optimizations of ReRAM-based Neuromorphic Computing Systems S. Zhang
Towards Accurate and High-Speed Spiking Neuromorphic Systems with Data Quantization-Aware Deep NetworksS. Zhang
Coherent and Incoherent Crosstalk Noise Analyses in Interchip/Intrachip Optical Interconnection NetworksT.-M. Tseng
Dilution and Mixing Algorithms for Flow-Based Microfluidic BiochipsT.-M. Tseng
Automated Generation of Software for Configuring Safety HW ComponentsU. Sharif
To prune, or not to prune: exploring the efficacy of pruning for model compressionY. Chuang
Pin-Count Minimization for Microfluidic BiochipsY. Moradi
Shadow attacks on MEDA biochipsY. Moradi

Assigned Topics

A Graph Grammar Based Approach to Automated Multi-Objective Analog Circuit Design H. GräbMarina Umbatova
Machine Learning based Methods for Analog Circuit VerificationM. NeunerPragathi Jayaram
Towards secure and trustworthy cyberphysical microfluidic biochips B. LiMeenakshi Harikrishnan
Timing-Driven Flow-Channel Network Construction for Continuous-Flow Microfluidic BiochipsM. LiRobert Joseph Changankary
Formal Methods for Analog Circuit VerificationM. Neunerreserved
Control Flow Protection for Embedded SoftwareU. SharifTarik Ibrahimpasic
Using Machine Learning for Soft-error Assessment of Digital DesignsU. SharifKiran Khan
Deep Learning Accelerator on Programmable Heterogeneous System with RISC-V ProcessorY. ChuangMostafa Mansour