May 27, 2009
ECE graduate student Yen-Tzu Lin has received a fellowship from NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), a high-performance processor that generates interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices.
Lin, whose thesis advisor is Shawn Blanton, is a member of the Advanced Chip Test Laboratory. Her research interests include VLSI test methodology development and evaluation. Her current research involves the development of cost-effective test methodologies that create high-quality test sets through utilization of the NVIDIA GPU environment.
The NVIDIA Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D. students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in the graphics and digital media industry, and are investigating innovative ways of leveraging the power of the GPU.
Lin worked in circuit design and computer-aided design for Richtek and EE Solutions, Inc. before coming to Carnegie Mellon.