USC SPORT: System Power Optimization and Regulation Technologies

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We investigate power estimation and low power design of CMOS VLSI circuits and systems all different abstraction levels. Our emphasis is on developing mathematically rigorous analysis and optimization algorithms and power-aware design methodologies for solving various problems of practical interest and import. Our most recent work has focused on energy-efficient enterprise computing, reliability-power efficiency tradeoffs in VLSI circuits and systems, design of hybrid energy storage systems, dynamic power/thermal management in chip multiprocessors, core-level voltage and frequency scaling, low power displays, ASIC design with power gating and multiple voltage islands, and current source-based modeling of power and timing in VLSI circuits. More details about various ongoing projects are included below.