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Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Research Associate, 2015-present
Department of Informatics and Electronics,
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Education

Ph.D. in Informatics, January 2014

  • Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Research advisor: Professor Hidetoshi Onodera
  • Title: Modeling, Characterization and Compensation of Performance Variability Using On-chip Monitor Circuits for Energy-efficient LSI
  • [Thesis] [Defense Slides]

Master in Informatics, March 2011

  • Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Research advisor: Professor Hidetoshi Onodera
  • Title: On-chip Estimation and Compensation of Die-to-Die Process Variation

Bachelor in Engineering, March 2009

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Professional Degree in Engineering, March 2007

Diploma in Japanese, March 2004

  • Tokyo Japanese Education Center, Tokyo, Japan

Research Projects

Ring Oscillator Array Based Test Structure

  • 65 nm, 40 nm and 28 nm processes
  • Custom layout of cells
  • Custom layout of ring oscillator
  • RTL design, synthesis and routing of controllers
  • Verification at each design stage

Built-in Self-adjustment Circuit for Performance Compensation

  • 65 nm bulk process
  • Schematic and custom layout of monitor circuits
  • Design of feedback system including phase-detector, counter and controller
  • Body bias mesh design and distribution
  • On-site demonstration at A-SSCC'2012 and DATE'2013

Media Embedded Processor with Self-healing Mechanism

  • Toshiba media embedded process (MeP) in a 65 nm bulk process
  • Embedded self-healing mechanism
  • Multiple cell library

AES Encoder and Decoder Circuit with Self-healing Mechanism

  • Demonstration circuit using AES encoder and decoder
  • Embedded self-healing mechanism
  • 65 nm bulk and 65 nm SOI processes

Topology-reconfigurable Monitor Circuit for Variability Measurement

  • Ring oscillator consisting of topology-reconfigurable inverter cells
  • Each inverter stage is independently configurable

Fellowships

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, 2013-present
  • Honjo International Scholarship Foundation, 2012-2013
  • Yuasa International Scholarship Foundation, 2010-2011
  • Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship, 2003-2009

Academic Societies

  1. Member, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
  2. Member, IEEE Electron Devices Society
  3. Member, IEEE Computer Society
  4. Member, Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)

Other Experiences

  1. Teaching Assistant, Digital Circuit, 2010-2013
  2. Teaching Assistant, Logic Circuit, 2010-2013
  3. Teaching Assistant, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Advanced Practice B (Logic Circuit)
  4. Student Employee, Synthesis Corporation, 2009-2012
  5. Part-time Employee, Exsight Corporation,2010-2012

Honors and Awards

Yasujiro Niwa Outstanding Paper Award, February 2014

  • Tokyo Denki University
  • Paper: Variation-sensitive Monitor Circuits for Estimation of Global Process Parameter Variation

Student Design Contest Award, November 2013

  • IEEE Asian Solid State Circuits Conference
  • Paper: Reconfigurable Delay Cell for Area-efficient Implementation of On-chip MOSFET Monitor Schemes

Outstanding Paper Award

  • Information Processing Society of Japan
  • Paper: An All-digital Built-in Self-adjustment Circuit for P/N-variation Compensation

Student Presentation Award

  • Information Processing Society of Japan
  • Paper: An All-digital Built-in Self-adjustment Circuit for P/N-variation Compensation

IEEE SSCS Japan Chapter VDEC Design Award, August 2012

  • VLSI Design and Education Center, Tokyo
  • For designing a chip with built-in self-adjustment technique

IEEE Kansai Section Outstanding Student Paper Award, December 2011

  • IEEE Kansai Section
  • Paper: Variation-sensitive Monitor Circuits for Estimation of Die-to-Die Process Variation

Hatayama Memorial Award

  • The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • For excellent results obtained at Oita National College of Technology