Title:Design Automation and Test for Flow-Based Biochips: Past Successes and Future Challenges
Date: July 12, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Room 121, 1/F, Ho Sin-hang Engineering Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Prof. Tsung-Yi HO
Department of Computer Science
National Tsing Hua University


Continuous flow-based biochips are attracting more attention from biochemical and pharmaceutical laboratories due to the efficiency and low costs of these miniaturized chips. By processing fluid volumes of nanoliter size, such chips offer the advantages of fast reaction, high throughput, high precision and minimum reagent consumption. In addition, by avoiding human intervention in the whole experiment process with automated control, these chips provide the ability of reliable large-scale experiments and diagnoses to the biochemical and pharmaceutical industry. In this talk, the fundamentals of flow-based biochips will be introduced. Thereafter, the state-of-the-art of design automation for flow-based microfluidic biochips will be reviewed and specific features of these chips compared to integrated circuits will be presented. These features offer extensive chances to expand the design automation methods from the IC industry to develop customized design flows and architectures for flow-based microfluidic biochips.


Tsung-Yi Ho received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2005. He is a Professor with the Department of Computer Science of National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. His research interests include design automation and test for microfluidic biochips and neuromorphic computing systems. He has been the recipient of the Invitational Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the Humboldt Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Hans Fischer Fellowship by the Institute of Advanced Study of the Technische Universität München, and the International Visiting Research Scholarship by the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Study of the University of British Columbia. He was a recipient of the Best Paper Awards at the VLSI Test Symposium (VTS) in 2013 and IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems in 2015. He served as a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society for 2013-2015, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for 2016-2017, the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Tainan Chapter for 2013-2015, and the Chair of the ACM SIGDA Taiwan Chapter for 2014-2015. Currently, he serves as an ACM Distinguished Speaker and Associate Editor of the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems, Guest Editor of IEEE Design & Test of Computers, and the Technical Program Committees of major conferences, including DAC, ICCAD, DATE, ASP-DAC, ISPD, ICCD, etc.


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