Lab Presentation and Open Positions

The LNIS research is located on the boundary between emerging device technologies, digital design and design automation. 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.

The LNIS laboratory is also currently looking for 2 Post-Doc researcher in the fields of: (1) Back-end design, with experience at advanced technology nodes (28nm and below); (2) Software engineering with some general knowledge about logic synthesis.

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


PI's short Presentation

Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon (S'10-M'11-SM'16) is an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department and an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Computing at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, where he leads the Laboratory for NanoIntegrated Systems (LNIS). He holds an Electrical Engineer degree from CPE-Lyon, France (2008), a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from INSA Lyon, France (2008) and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France and the University of Lyon, France (2011).

Prior to joining the University of Utah, he was a research associate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland within the Laboratory of Integrated Systems (Prof. De Micheli) and a visiting research associate at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Previously, he was research assistant at CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France. Prof. Gaillardon is recipient of the C-Innov 2011 best thesis award, the Nanoarch 2012 best paper award, the BSF 2017 Prof. Pazy Memorial Research Award, the 2017 NSF CAREER award and the 2018 IEEE CEDA Pederson Award.

He has been serving as TPC member for many conferences, including DATE'15-19, DAC'16-18, Nanoarch'12-17, and is reviewer for several journals and funding agencies. He served as Topic co-chair "Emerging Technologies for Future Memories" for DATE'17-19. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

The research activities and interests of Prof. Gaillardon are currently focused on the development of novel computing systems exploiting emerging device technologies and novel EDA techniques.

Contact Information

E-Mail: pierre-emmanuel.gaillardon@utah.edu

Phone: +1 (801) 585-3422

Address: MEB 2126, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, MEB building, 50 S. Central Campus Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA

Latest News

NEWS 04/03/2019: Paper "A Recursive Least Squares Approach to Partially Blind Calibration of a Pollution Sensor Network" has been accepted by the ICESS conference. Congratulations to Tom!

NEWS 03/27/2019: Paper "Devices and Circuits using Novel 2-Dimensional Materials: a Perspective for Future VLSI Systems" has been accepted by the T-VLSI journal. Congratulations to Giovanni!

NEWS 03/20/2019: Paper "Building Air Quality Sensors and Inspiring Citizen Scientists" won the William H. Corcoran Award for the best paper in Chemical Engineering Education.

NEWS 03/14/2019: Edouard has been selected as an award receipt for the Internship of the Year Award. Congrats!

NEWS 01/22/2019: The LNIS lab welcomes two new students and a Post-doc. Welcome to Joao, Ganesh and Dr. Kumar.

NEWS 01/14/2019: Paper "OpenFPGA: a Complete Open Source Framework for FPGA Prototyping" has been accepted by the OSDA 2019 workshop.

NEWS 12/23/2018: Dr. Xifan Tang has won The 2019 Outstanding Research Award from CAST-UT. Congratulations!

NEWS 12/21/2018: Paper "Resistive Switching Memory Architecture Based on Polarity Controllable Selectors" has been accepted by the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology journal. Congratulations to Alexandre!

NEWS 12/06/2018: Prof. Gaillardon is organizing a special session at the DATE 2019 conference entitled “Rebooting our Computing Model".

NEWS 12/06/2018: Prof. Gaillardon will serve on the technical program committee (TPC) of ISLPED 2019.

NEWS 11/24/2018: Paper "FPGA-SPICE: A Simulation-based Architecture Evaluation Framework for FPGAs" has been accepted by the IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems. Congratulations to Xifan!

NEWS 11/09/2018: Paper "A Resistive Random Access Memory Addon for the NCSU FreePDK 45nm" has been accepted by the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology journal. Congratulations to Edouard!

NEWS 11/08/2018: Paper "Scalable Boolean Methods In A Modern Synthesis Flow" has been accepted by the Design, Automation and Test in Europe conference. Congratulations to Eleonora!

NEWS 11/06/2018: Abstract "Engaging Middle and High School Student in Hypothesis Generation using a Citizen Scientist Network of Air Quality Sensors (Work in Progress)" has been accepted by the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.

NEWS 11/02/2018: Abstract "Ultra-low-power RRAM-based FPGA: A Road towards Reconfigurable Edge Computing" has been accepted by the GOMACTech-19 conference as a Poster. Congratulations to Xifan!

NEWS 09/26/2018: Paper "A Robust Digital RRAM-based Convolutional Block for Low-Power Image Processing and Learning Applications" has been accepted by the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers. Congratulations to Edouard!

NEWS 08/13/2018: Four new PhD students joined the LNIS lab. Welcome to Patsy, Walter, Baudouin and Aurelien!

NEWS 08/03/2018: Paper "An Efficient Adder Architecture with Three-Independent-Gate Field-Effect Transistors" has been accepted by the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing. Congratulations to Jorge!

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