UVA Engineering’s Center for Research in Intelligent Storage and Processing in Memory, or CRISP, researchers have received their first patent.

Named on the patent are Kevin Skadron chair of the Department of Computer Science; Mircea R. Stan, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Elaheh Sadredini, postdoctoral research associate in computer science; and, Gholamreza Rahimi, a doctoral student in computer engineering.

Sadredini and Rahimi led the research that developed a novel architecture for a very compact interconnect utilizing smaller memory cells for high-throughput automata processing, a form of pattern search. The novel design results in a higher density, i.e. a higher capacity for data processing in a smaller area. Sadredini and Rahimi are both advised by computer science professor Kevin Skadron.

Issued on March 3, 2020, this marks the first patent received by the CRISP research center following the second-annual research review hosted by UVA Engineering this fall. In fact, it is the first patent issued overall in the Semiconductor Research Corporation’s Joint University Microelectronics Program, which began in 2018.