Keynote Presentations

Keynote I

Meeting High Speed Interface Performance at Reduced System Cost: From Low-Cost Mobile, IoT to High Performance Compute.

Goutham Sabavat,

Qualcomm India

Goutham Sabavat is a Director Engineering working at Qualcomm India. He specializes in Signal and Power Integrity and has over 22 years of work experience. He worked at Cisco, Intel, Seagate and other notable organizations. He worked on various types of product families covering wider industry ranging from Telecom, Servers and storage areas. His focus areas are related to IC packages, PCB, numerous high-speed cables and systems. He holds Bachelor of Engineering degree from Osmania University Hyderabad.

Keynote II

Spintronics Technology for Energy-Efficient Computing Applications: Challenges and Opportunities

Shaloo Rakheja,

University of Illinois, Urbana

Abstract - In contrast to conventional electronics that deal with the charge of an electron, spintronics utilizes the spin of an electron to manipulate, transmit, store and detect information. Spintronic devices can be fabricated using back-end-of-the-line CMOS processes and, therefore, realized in modern fabrication facilities without much re-tooling. The field of spintronics is expected to support semiconductor-based microelectronics in "More-than-Moore" and "Beyond Moore" information technologies. In this talk, I will discuss the state-of-the-art in diverse spintronic devices including memory, high-frequency oscillators, and signal modulators, that can enhance the overall circuit functionality of CMOS chips. I will present my group's recent work in developing new analytic models and numerical techniques to handle the complex domain dynamics across many length scales and time scales in spintronic devices. I will use these models to explain recent experimental findings and bridge the gap between physics and applications development. I will conclude my talk by summarizing the limits, challenges, and opportunities of spintronics for future technologies such as high-density, secure nonvolatile memory, compact narrowband RF sources, and spike generators.

Shaloo Rakheja is currently an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Shaloo is an expert in physics-based modeling of nanoelectronic and magnetic devices for energy-efficient computing and communication. She has developed multi-scale models, spanning from first-principles calculations to circuit-compatible implementations, for enabling materials-to-circuits co-design for a wide range of technologically relevant applications. She is currently leading the Center for Aggressive Scaling by Advanced Processes for Electronics and Photonics (ASAP) - an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center, expected to be launched as a Phase 1 Center by the NSF in 2023.