July 10, 2009
ECE Graduate student Paul Bogdan has received a 2009 fellowship from the Roberto Rocca Foundation.
Due to recent advances in CMOS technology, it is possible to integrate a large number of processing cores on the same chip and build complex systems at nanoscale. In such systems, the exchange of information among various processing elements is done via a communication infrastructure called Network-on-Chip (NoC). Within this context, Bogdan's research focuses on developing efficient performance analysis tools and fault-tolerant communication protocols which can help us design highly efficient and robust NoC architectures. At the same time, since the NoC performance is highly affected by the amount of buffering resources, another direction of research is related to quantum and statistical physics approaches for network traffic characterization. If successful, such a new design methodology can revolutionize the design of networked embedded systems at nano-scale.
The Roberto Rocca Foundation honors the founder of Techint, now Tenova Group, an Italian based multinational corporation that designs and supplies a wide range of equipment and services for the metals, glass and raw materials industries. Fellowships are available only for students who graduated from universities in six countries, including Romania, Bogdan's home.