Electrical and Computer Engineering Location: Thornton Hall E303, 2-3pm [in person seminar]
Add to Calendar 2022-10-14T14:00:00 2022-10-14T14:00:00 America/New_York ECE Seminar: Kaiyuan Yang Kaiyuan Yang Rice University Title: Tackling the Energy Constraints in Miniaturized Internet of Everything Devices Thornton Hall E303, 2-3pm [in person seminar] RSVP To This Event
Kaiyuan Yang

Rice University

Title: Tackling the Energy Constraints in Miniaturized Internet of Everything Devices

Abstract: Following Moore’s law and Bell’s law, miniaturization of electronic devices is continuously transforming the human life and the society. The next generation miniature devices are envisioned to ubiquitously connect physical objects in the world, digitizing cities, homes, industries, and human health and medicine. The major challenge in building these emerging hardware platforms is achieving all the desired sensing, computing, communication, and security functionalities under extreme power and size constraints. In this talk, I will present our recent efforts on unconventional circuit and systems designs to enable millimetric implantable bioelectronic medicine, and escalating security and intelligence of all sorts of edge devices. We take holistic design approaches to alleviate the energy issues without compromising system usability, exploring cross-disciplinary co-design opportunities from materials and devices, all the way up to computing algorithms and programming languages. Specifically, I will present (1) magnetoelectric power and data transfer technologies to millimeter-sized battery-free bioelectronic implants, with system integrations and validations; (2) hardware-enabled foundational security primitives and modules fitting stringent power and cost budgets; and (3) mixed-signal processing in-memory computing paradigm for deep learning and stream processing with cross-layer designs.

Bio:Kaiyuan Yang leads the Secure and Intelligent Micro-Systems (SIMS) Lab to innovate and build radically new hardware (integrated circuits and micro-systems) to enable emerging applications that are not possible without miniaturized low-power electronics, such as internet of everything, ubiquitous computing, and bioelectronic implants and wearables.

Kaiyuan Yang received his B.S. from Tsinghua University, China, in 2012, and his M.S./Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI, in 2017. He received the 2016 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award. His interdisciplinary research received multiple best paper awards from top-tier conferences in different fields, including 2021 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuit Conference (CICC), 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS). His research has also been featured in “Research Highlight” of Communication of ACM in 2017 and invited for publication in top venues in the fields, including JSSC, TBioCAS, and IEDM.

Host:  Mircea Stan, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Cong Shen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Virginia.