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Scalable Defect Tolerance for Molecular Electronics

February 19, 2002 Tuesday
Hamerschlag Hall 1112
4:00 p.m.

Mahim Mishra

Carnegie Mellon University

Chemically assembled Electronic Nanotechnology (CAEN) is a promising alternative to CMOS-based computing. However, CAEN-based fabrics are expected to have huge defect densities. To solve this problem CAEN can be used to build reconfigurable fabrics which, assuming the defects can be found, are inherently defect tolerant. In this talk, I give a brief overview of electronic nanotechnology and how it can be used for computation, and describe some recent work in the direction of achieving defect tolerance.

Mahim Mishra is a first year Ph.D. student in the School of Computer Science, under the advisorship of Seth Goldstein. He spends most of his time on the 8th floor of Wean Hall (and is, therefore, considering renting out his apartment to others who will make more use of it). He graduated in summer, 2001 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, where he did work not even remotely related to nanotechnology, or electronics for that matter.



Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringCarnegie Mellon UniversitySchool of Computer Science