FlorineandFather.jpgJie Han

(PhD, Delft 2004; BSc, Tsinghua 1999)

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Room 13-358, Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 1H9
Tel: 1-780-492-1361
Email: jhan8@ualberta.ca

Biography and research interest

Publications

 

1-2 graduate student positions available; interested potential candidates please send me an email.

Tutorial:
Approximate Computing with Approximate Circuits: Methodologies and Applications (ESWeek 2017)

Part I: Approximate Arithmetic Circuits and Applications  
Part II: Design Automation Methods 

Current Research

Approximate Computing: Tutorial  + Presentation;  Adders: Design  and Analysis;  Multipliers: Design  (+ Poster ) and Compressors. 

Stochastic Computation: Reliability Evaluation  (at the logic and transistor levels);  Fault Tree Analysis: Priority AND  and Spare gates. 

Gene Networks: Stochastic Boolean Networks, Context-Sensitive Networks, Multiple-Valued Networks, and Asynchronous Networks.

Teaching

ECE 412 Fault-Tolerant Computing (Winter 2017, Winter 2016, Winter 2015, Winter 2014, Winter 2013, Winter 2012, Winter 2011, Winter 2010) 

ECE 410 Advanced Digital Logic Design (Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010) 

ECE 511 Digital ASIC Design ( Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012 and Fall 2011) 

ECE 750 Advanced Topics in Micro- and NanoSystems (Winter 2010) 

Research News

5. Nature Nanotechnology | News and Views: Computing: Naturally random  and New Scientist  news.

4. Faculty of Engineering news about our collaboration with industry partners on Design Verification of Variation-aware Integrated Circuits. 

3. IEEE Computing Now  and Transactions on Computers multimedia  feature our paper on "Analysis of Error Masking and Restoring Properties of Sequential Circuits."

2. The department  and faculty  news about our work on gene network models.

1. Older News  about our work on fault-tolerant nanocomputers.

Professional Service

Editorial Board Member:

Associate Editor:
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC)
IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology

Guest Editor:
Joint Special Issue on VLSI and Nanotechnology Design Trends for Computing Innovations, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology and IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, September Issue, 2017. Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016
Special Issue on Approximate and Stochastic Computing Circuits, Systems and Algorithms, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, Third Issue, 2016. Submission Deadline Extended to: October 1, 2015

Steering Committee Member:
IEEE/ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI ( GLSVLSI  )

Workship on Approximate Computing ( 2016 ).

General Chair:
IEEE/ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI ( GLSVLSI 2017 ), Banff, Alberta, Canada, May, 2017. Submission Deadline: December, 2016

IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems ( DFT 2013 ), New York City, New York, USA, October, 2013.

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair:
Symposium on Stochastic & Approximate Computing for Signal Processing and Machine Learning ( SAC 2017 ), Montreal, Canada, November 14, 2017.

IEEE/ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI ( GLSVLSI 2016 ), Boston, MA, USA, May 18 - 20, 2016. Submission Deadline: December 11, 2015
IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems ( DFT 2012 ), Austin, Texas, USA, October, 2012.

Conference Finance Chair:
IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures ( NANOARCH 2016 , NANOARCH 2015)

Technical Program Committee Member:
Design Automation Conference ( DAC 2017  )

Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference ( DATE 2018, DATE 2017, DATE 2016, DATE 2015, DATE 2014 )
IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems ( DFT 2017 , 2016 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
The 29th International Conference on VLSI Design and 15th International Conference on Embedded Systems ( VLSID 2018 , VLSID 2016)
IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures ( NANOARCH 2015 ), Boston, MA, USA, July, 2015.
The 22nd IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration ( VLSI-SoC 2014 ), Playa del Carmen, Mexico, October 6 - 8, 2014.
The 26th IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference ( SOCC 2013 ), Erlangen, Germany, September 4 - 6, 2013.
First International Workshop on Secure and Resilient Architectures and Systems ( SRAS 2012 ), Minneapolis, MN, USA, September 2012.
International Workshop on Unique Chips and Systems, 2010 (UCAS-6) and 2012 (UCAS-7)  .

Faculty Selection Committee Member in the ECE Department, 2016 - present.

Publicity Committee Member in the ECE Department, 2010 - 2015 (chair since 2014).

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Award: IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures 2015 (NanoArch'15).

Best Paper Nomination: IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures 2016 (NanoArch'16).

Best Paper Nomination: The 25th IEEE/ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI 2015 (GLSVLSI'15).

Named in Milestones of Science  for 2003 by the 125th anniversary issue of Science (July 1, 2005, Vol. 309, No. 5731), for developing theory of fault-tolerant nanocircuits.

Nominated for the 2006 Christiaan Huygens Prize of Science by the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) Christiaan Huygens Wetenschapsprijs).

NASA INAC (Institute for Nanoelectronics and Computing) Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004 - 2007.

Current Students and Postdoctoral Fellow

Manish Rana (Postdoctoral fellow)
Francisco Javier Hernandez Santiago, MSc (Recipient of the CONACYT Scholarship)
Morgan Ledwon, MSc (co-advised by Prof. Bruce Cockburn, Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Master's Scholarship)
Mohammad Saeed Ansari, PhD (co-advised by Prof. Bruce Cockburn and Recipient of University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship)
Anqi Jing, MSc (Recipient of University of Alberta Master's Recruitment Scholarship)
Siting Liu, PhD
Yidong Liu, PhD (Recipient of University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship)
Honglan Jiang, PhD

Summer/Fall Intern Students

2017: Alexander Schoell (PhD candidate), Xinzhi Ma, Qinyu Zhou
2016: Abhinav Anupam, Wei Li
2015: Oleg Oleynikov, Sudarsan Mahendran, Chengkun Shen
2014: Ashutosh Pandey, Naman Maheshwari, Chen Zou
2013: Rodrigo Cavalcanti, Ren Yu
2012: Michael Shoniker, Ajaypat Jain, Jaap Donker
2011: Gautam Kamath

Graduated Students (honor or first job/company)

9. Oleg Oleynikov, MSc, September 2017 (co-advised by Prof. Bruce Cockburn)
8. Yuanzhuo Qu, MSc, September 2017 (co-advised by Prof. Witold Pedrycz)
7. Peican Zhu, PhD, August 2015 (Recipient of an Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship, NWPU)
6. Ran Wang, MSc, June 2015 (co-advised by Prof. Bruce Cockburn)
5. Michael Shoniker, MSc, April 2015 (co-advised by Prof. Bruce Cockburn, Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Master's Scholarship)
4. Cong Liu, MSc, August 2014 (Recipient of an Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship)
3. Jinghang Liang, MSc, August 2012 (Recipient of an Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship)
2. Eugene Leung, MEng, April 2012 (An engineering firm in Hong Kong)
1. Hao Chen, MSc, January 2012 (PMC Sierra, Vancouver, BC)

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