DISCOVER solicits paper submissions across five tracks as listed...




Tulika Mitra,

Professor of Computer Science,

School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS).





Alok Rastogi

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
The Watson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton 13902 USA




Takeshi Kumaki,
Dept. of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Ritsumeikan University



1) Tulika Mitra, Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS).

Title: Accelerators for the Internet of Things


Internet of Things (IoT), an ever-growing network of billions of devices embedded within physical objects, is revolutionizing our daily life. At present, the IoT devices in the edge are primarily responsible only for collecting and communicating the data to the cloud, whereas the computationally intensive data analytics takes place in the back-end cloud server. However, the data privacy and the connectivity issues—in conjunction with the fast real-time response requirement of certain IoT applications—call for smart edge devices. These devices should be able to support privacy-preserving, time-sensitive computation for machine intelligence on-site and rely on the cloud only for offline data processing away from the critical path. The prevalent general-purpose processors in the edge devices are not equipped with sufficient compute power or energy-efficiency to provide the necessary computational intelligence. In this talk, I will present the design of ultra-low power programmable accelerators that overcome these challenges and speed up computation to realize the edge analytics vision.


Tulika Mitra is a Professor of Computer Science at School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS). Her research interests span various aspects of the design automation of embedded real-time systems with particular emphasis on energy-efficient computing, heterogeneous computing, application-specific processors, and software timing analysis/optimizations. Her research has been recognized by best paper award at FPT 2012 and best paper nominations at DAC (2016, 2012, 2009), DATE 2017, VLSI 2013, CODES+ISSS 2008, FPL 2007, ECRTS 2007, and CASES (2016, 2007). Prof. Mitra is the recipient of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Outstanding Woman Researcher Award 2017 and she is a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society. She currently serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, Senior Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, Associate Editor of IEEE Design & Test Magazine and EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems. She has served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems in the past and member of the organizing, program committees of several major conferences in embedded systems, real-time systems, and electronic design automation.

             2)      Alok Rastogi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Watson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton 13902 USA

Title: Emerging Nonvolatile Computer Memories with Storage: Device Architecture, Operation and Technology Trends


The emerging nonvolatile memories (NVMs) offer new hardware opportunities for intensive data oriented computing. Characterized by large bandwidth for accessing data at low power, the NVMs bridge the vital gap in present day memory systems for big data storage and analysis. While the SRAM and DRAM have nanosecond access but loose data on powering off, the NVMs have the potential to be universal memory for fast access, data retention without power with high read/write endurance and scalability with dense integration. The emerging NVMs utilize a wide spectrum of physical variables to display bi-stable states for memory function, much different from current memories which depend on voltage states due to electrical charge. The magneto-resistive NVMs depend on spin state of electrons, resistive NVMs are based on ion migration, or charge induced resistance change or material phase change and ferroelectric NVMs utilize polarization states. This presentation will review various NVM technologies with an emphasis on the underlying physical mechanism and operation. The NVM cell designs specific to the memory functionalities for scalable and 3-D integration and related read/write circuits will be briefly examined reflecting on currently available NVM products. Finally, the possible architectures to leverage NVMs in various levels of memory hierarchy for computing will be discussed.



Dr. Alok Rastogi is an Associate Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, State University of New York, Binghamton NY, USA. He has held other positions as Research Professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Visiting Professor at Waseda University, Tokyo Japan and University of Western Ontario, London Canada and Visiting Scientist at Institute of Physical Electronics, Stuttgart Germany. He had a long professional career at the National Physical Laboratory, Delhi, India in various capacities as scientist and group heads. He serves on the expert panel, National Science Foundation, USA, as member of editorial board of ISRN Renewable Energy Journal and as a reviewer on behalf of various international journals. His major area of research is in physical electronics and thin film device technologies emphasizing MOS and ferroelectric memories, magneto-optical and spintronic materials for data storage, electrical energy storage using hybrid supercapacitors and photovoltaic renewable energy conversion devices and systems.



Conference Venue

Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering, Near Moodabidri,
Mangalore, Karnataka, India.


IEEE Mangalore Sub-Section


Organizing Chairs

Srikrishna Shastri C
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Nagesh Prabhu
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