May 27, 2009
ECE graduate student Xiaochun Yu is a recipient of a prestigious Intel Fellowship. The highly competitive program awards only 40 fellowships annually to Ph.D. candidates at select universities who are doing leading edge work in fields related to Intel's business and research interests.
Yu, whose thesis advisor is Prof. Shawn Blanton, is a member of the Advanced Chip Test Laboratory. Her research focuses on controlling IC quality through automated diagnosis and characterization of IC failures.
Specifically, her work focuses on dynamically changing the test of an in-production design to match the failure types observed through diagnostic analysis of chip failures. This approach has potential to significantly reduce the cost of IC testing without affecting quality."
The fellowship award is for one year and will cover tuition, a stipend and travel grants. The fellowship also includes the assignment of an Intel mentor who is available to offer support and advice during the year.