Lab Presentation and Open Positions

The Laboratory for NanoIntegrated Systems (LNIS) research aims at developing low-power high-performance versatile computing systems by exploring the opportunities coming from novel EDA techniques and their links to emerging device technologies. Projects are carried out in an interdisciplinary team with a wide range of competences and in close collaboration with other labs and partners.

Prospective PhD and MSc/BSc students are encouraged to apply to the research group at the University of Utah. 

Interested applicants shoud send a CV and a research statement by e-mail to Dr. Gaillardon at the following address:


Latest News

4/11/2024:  Owen is awarded the Outstanding Researcher Award for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department - congratulations Owen!

2/5/2024: Paul Capgras joined LNIS for an internship, welcome!

1/18/2024: Our paper "Secure eFPGA Configuration: A System-Level Approach" has been accepted to ARC 2024, congratulations Allen!

9/21/2023: Mathieu Couriol defended his research on "Novel Low-Power, Low-Cost, High Performance Chemiresistive Sensor Interface Technologies for ppb-level Chemical Detection in Smart-City Applications", congratulations Dr. Couriol!

6/6/2023: Pierre-Emmanuel is awarded the DAC under-40 Innovators award, congratulations!

4/24/2023: Ali joins the group working on developing smart neural implant electronics, welcome!

3/15/2023: Louis-Marie Laurent is starting his internship with LNIS, welcome!

3/8/2023: Michael Keyser was awarded the 2023 Outstanding Graduating Undergraduate Award for the College of Engineering! Congratulations Michael.

1/30/2022: Ganesh Gore defended his work on "OpenFPGA-Physical: a scalable framework for Physical Design of the Tileable FPGA Architectures", Congratulations!

12/1/2022: Skylar is joining the team, welcome!

11/28/2022: Aurélien defended his work on "Smart-FPGA: Fabric Customization Improving Reliability in Harsh Environments", congratulations!

8/18/2022: Pierre-Emmanuel receives the ECE Department Research and Chair Awards, congratulations!

8/11/2022: Tom defended his Ph.D. "Statistical Inference Techniques at the Edge of Environmental Sensor Networks". Congratulations!

6/8/2022: Walter successfully defended his Thesis "Advancing Logic Synthesis: From Machine Learning to Traditional Methods". Congratulations! Check out Walter PhD Story.

6/14/22: Check out Ganesh PhD Story!

5/17/22: "Approximate Logic Synthesis by Combining Two and Multi-Level Digital Circuits" won the 2022 Best Paper - Graduate Work at the South Symposium on Microelectronics. Congratulations Walter and team!

3/24/2022: Welcome Alexandre!

3/1/2022: We welcome to Olivia and Raven to the team! and the paper "Improving LUT-Based Optimization for ASIC" was accepted to DAC 2022, congratulations Walter!

1/19/2022: "An Open-Source Three-Independent-Gate FET Standard Cell Library for Mixed Logic Synthesis" was accepted to ISCAS 2022, congratulations Roman and Ashton!

1/11/2022: Check out LNIS  first PhD Story!

12/29/2021: Walter's PhD Logic Synthesis in the Machine Learning Era: Improving Correlation and Heuristics has been accepted to the DATE 2022 PhD Forum, congratulations!

12/26/2021: The paper A Two-Level Approximate Logic Synthesis Combining Cube Insertion and Removal in collaboration with UFRGS was accepted to Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, congratulations Walter!

11/29/2021: The paper A Multiply-And-Accumulate Array for Machine Learning Applications Based on a 3D Nanofabric Flow was accepted to TNANO, congratulations Edouard.

10/17/2021: Our project on Microfluidics was funded, and we welcome Daniel to the team !

09/20/2021: The paper LSOracle 2.0: Capabilities, Integration, and Performance was accepted to WOSET 2021, congratulations Scott.

08/15/2021: Welcome to Allen!

07/14/2021: The paper Exploring eFPGA-based Redaction for IP Protection was accepted to ICCAD 2021, congratulation to the team effort!

07/04/2021: Two papers: A Novel High-Gain Amplifier Circuit Using Super-Steep-Subthreshold-Slope Field-Effect Transistors and A 12 pA Sigma Delta ADC Topology for Chemiresistive Sensor-Based Application were accepted to VLSI SOC 2021, congratulations Matthieu!

06/23/2021: The following papers were accepted to IWLS 2021: A Supervised Learning Approach for Technology Mapping, congratulations Walter; and Structure Aware Partitioning for Mixed LogicSynthesis, congratulations Ashton and Scott!

06/09/2021: Check out our FROG Testchip Bringup video.

05/17/2021: LNIS welcomes 3 team members: Andrew, Dan and Dillon. Welcome!

04/07/2021: Edouard successfully defended his PhD. Congrats!

03/29/2021: The paper Parasitic Capacitance Analysis of Three-Independent-Gate Field-Effect Transistors was accepted to JEDS. Congratulations Patsy!

03/25/2021: The LNIS welcomes two team members: Lea as a short-term scholar and Roman, a Post-doctoral Researcher.

03/15/2021: The paper "SLAP: A Supervised Learning Approach for Priority Cuts Technology Mapping" was accepted to the 58th Design Automation Conference (DAC). Congrats to Walter! 

03/10/2021: The LNIS welcomes three undergraduate students to our research activities : Faris, Ben and Nichols.

01/29/2020: Two papers have been accepted at the ISCAS 2021 conference. Congrats to Aurelien and Edouard!

01/25/2020: The LNIS welcomes 3 members: Clara, Will, and Andrew!

12/21/2020: Corinne joined the lab as a Research Staff. Welcome aboard!

12/11/2020: The poster "A Two-level Approximated Synthesis Method," won the 2nd best poster award at the 1st IEEE CASS/CEDA Seasonal School on Electronic Design Automation.

12/07/2020: Paper "Extending Boolean Methods for Scalable Logic Synthesis" has been accepted by IEEE Access.

11/25/2020: The poster "Smart-Redundancy: a new SEU & SET Mitigation Method for FPGAs" has been accepted by the SERESSA workshop. Congrats to Aurelien!

11/23/2020: The LNIS welcomes a new senior software developer: welcome to Ashton!

11/17/2020: Patsy presents her research on TIGFETs as part of the University of Utah IEEE chapter. Information and Zoom link here.

11/15/2020: Paper "A Deep Learning Approach of Sensor Fusion Inference at the Edge" has been accepted by the DATE 2021 conference. Congrats to Tom!

11/14/2020: Paper "A Scalable and Robust Hierarchical Floorplanning  to Enable 24-hour Prototyping for 100k-LUT FPGAs" has been accepted by the ISPD 2021 conference. Congrats to Ganesh!

11/5/2020: Paper "OpenFPGA: Towards Automated Prototyping for Versatile FPGAs" was selected as the Best contribution award at the WOSET 2020 workshop. Congrats to everyone!

10/15/2020: 2 papers have been accepted by the WOSET2020 workshop.

09/12/2020: Paper "Read your Circuit: Leveraging Word Embedding to Guide Logic Optimization" has been accepted by the ASP-DAC 2021 conference. Congrats to Walter!

09/10/2020: The LNIS welcomes three new members: Grant, Clément and Nate. Welcome!

09/01/2020: An article about curb air pollution monitoring has been released by the COE from the University of Utah.