W[I]E PRESENT!: Sarah Azimi

16 December 2021 – 17.30

Maxwell Room

Invisible things matter: Space Radiation Effects on Digital Circuits

Prof. Sarah Azimi
Politecnico di Torino, Dept. of Control and Computer Engineering

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Nowadays, electronic devices are used in a huge number of applications, from the entertainment market and personal computers to satellites and space probes. When used in mission-critical applications, electronic devices and digital circuits in general, requires special a􀀄en􀀁on to reliability. One of the most critical environmental aspects that could reduce the reliability of modern digital circuits used for high-performance computing is radiation which can cause the failure of the electronic and electrical systems in space vehicles or satellites. When a set of radiation particles interact within the electronic systems by an exchange of energy, several kinds of effects can be observed. The impact of radiation effects on electronic devices can cause misbehavior on the functionality of the circuit. This talk is dedicated to the introduction of radiation-induced errors on modern electronic devices applied to high-performance computing systems, elaborating the developed Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools and algorithms for automatic analysis and mitigation of radiation-induced errors.

Speaker’s biography:

Sarah Azimi received her Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 2019. She has been the winner of TTTC (Test Technology Technical Council)’s McCluskey Best Doctoral Thesis award in Europe in 2020 as well as the winner of Best Ph.D. Thesis in Politecnico di Torino in 2019. Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher in the CAD & Reliability group of the Department of Computer and Control Engineering In Politecnico di Torino. Her research interests include fault-tolerant electronic design, physical models and validation platforms, radiation effects on components and systems, 3D Circuit.

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