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Shawn Blanton
Prof. Shawn Blanton

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The Advanced Chip Test Laboratory (ACTL) at Carnegie Mellon researches, develops and implements new methodologies for detecting, characterizing, and coping with integrated circuit (IC) failures. Our research involves hardware design, algorithmic development, simulation, and real silicon experiments with various industrial partners. The lab’s founder and head of ACTL is Prof. Shawn Blanton.

June 2013
Shawn Blanton among the authors for the Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award for the IEEE Transaction on CAD of Integrated Circuits and Systems.

April 2013
Shawn Blanton is interviewed for the “Still Feel Like Going On” interview project in the Pittsburgh.

March 2013
Shawn Blanton gives keynote address at the 8th International Conference on Design & Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era (DTIS) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

March 2013
ECE Ph.D. student Matthew Beckler selected to receive the 2013 Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Student Service Award.

March 2013
Shawn Blanton participates in the 2013 Cisco Innovating Test Conference, Santa Clara, CA.

December 2012
Matthew Beckler selected to receive a Bertucci Graduate Fellowship.

November 2012
Cheng Xue presents paper at 2012 International Symposium on Test and Failure Analysis in Phoenix, Arizona.

November 2012
Shawn Blanton gives an invited talk at the DCG After ISTFA Workshop in Phoenix, Arizona.

November 2012
Matthew Beckler presents paper at 2012 International Test Conference at Disneyland, Anaheim, California.

March 2012
Shawn Blanton attends 2012 National Society of Black Engineers convention in Pittsburgh.

March 2012
Shawn Blanton gave an Invited talk at the 2012 China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC) in Shanghai. More...

September 2011
Shawn Blanton serves as 2011 Program Chair for the International Test Conference, held at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. More...

September 2011
Wing Chiu (Jason) Tam won the TTTC's E. J. McCluskey Doctoral Thesis award during the International Test Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California. More...

August 2011
Mitchell Martin is awarded an AISES Intel Scholarship. More...

June 2011
Shawn Blanton gave an Invited talk at the 2011 International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) in Singapore. Title of his talk: “Improving Design, Manufacturing and Even Test Through Test-Data Mining” More...

June 2011
Wing Chiu (Jason) Tam earned first place in the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) held during the Design Automation Conference in San Diego. More...

April 2011
Wing Chiu (Jason) Tam earned first place in the semi-final competition for the E. J. McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award at the 2011 VLSI Test Symposium held in Dana Point, CA. More...

April 2011
SRC Global Research Collaboration awards an IBM/GRC Fellowship to Mitchell Martin. More...

April 2011
Mitchell Martin is named a recipient of the prestigious NSF Fellowship. More...

April 2011
Mitchell Martin is named a recipient of the prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowship. More...

December 2010
Shawn Blanton gave a Plenary talk at the 2010 International Symposium on Electronic System Design (ISED) in Bhubaneswar, India. Title of his talk: “Using Test and Diagnosis to Enable Tomorrow’s Robust Systems” More...

November 2010
Current and former members of ACTL give five talks at the 2010 International Test Conference in Austin Texas. More...

November 2010
Shawn Blanton featured in Diversity / Careers in Engineering & Information Technology Magazine, Winter 2010 / Spring 2011 Issue. Read the article.

November 2010
Shawn Blanton named the 2011 Program chair of the International Test Conference (ITC). More...

November 2010
Shawn Blanton gives an invited talk at the 2010 IEEE/ACM Workshop More...

June 2010
Professor Shawn Blanton speaks at VLSI Design and Education Center's 2010 Design-to-Test Symposium, Tokyo More...

June 2010
Mike Wang awarded Intel Summer Fellowship More...

May 2010
ECE Assistant Research Professor Xin Li, Professors Rob Rutenbar and Shawn Blanton received Inventor Recognition Award from Focus Center Research Program (FCRP). More...

May 2010
Jason Tam at the 2010 IEEE VLSI Test Symposium in Santa Cruz, CA. More...

July 2009
ECE graduate student Xiaochun Yu is a recipient of the prestigious Bertucci Fellowship. More...

May 2009
Students Iris Lin and Xiaochun Yu presented papers at the 2009 IEEE VLSI Test Symposium in Santa Cruz, CA. More...

May 2009
ECE graduate student Xiaochun Yu is a recipient of a prestigious Intel Fellowship. More...

April 2009
ECE graduate student Matthew Beckler is a recipient of a Lamme/Westinghouse Graduate Fellowship. More...

March 2009
ECE graduate student Yen-Tzu Lin has received a fellowship from NVIDIA. More...

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