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Titre: Digital Microfluidic Biochips: Connecting Biochemistry to Integrated Circuits and Systems
Conférencier: Krishnendu Chakrabarty , Université de Duke, ÉU
Lieu: École Polytechnique de Montréal ,
Date et heure:
vendredi le 05 décembre 2008 de 08:30 à 16:30

Résumé: This tutorial will provide an overview of droplet-based "digital" microfluidics, technology platforms, and applications followed by computer-aided design (CAD), design-for-testability, and reconfiguration aspects of digital microfluidic biochips. Synthesis tools will be presented to map behavioral descriptions to a digital microfluidic platform, and generate an optimized schedule of bioassay operations, chip layout, and droplet-flow paths. Testing techniques will be described to detect faults after manufacture and during field operation. On-line and off-line reconfiguration techniques will be presented to bypass faults once they are detected. The problem of mapping a small number of chip pins to a large number of array electrodes will also be covered. The target audience is university researchers/professors, Ph.D. students, and IC designers who are interested in multidisciplinary topics and the emerging area of microfluidic biochips, and who are looking for exciting new application areas for electronic chip/system design and CAD algorithms.

Note biographique: Krishnendu Chakrabarty received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1995. He is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. Prof. Chakrabarty is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the ONR Young Investigator award, and several best papers awards at IEEE conferences. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Distinguished Speaker of ACM. He recently served as a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society (2005-2007), and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE CAS Society (2006-2007). Prof. Chakrabarty serves as Associate Editor of several journals, including IEEE Transactions on CAD/ICAS, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, and the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems.

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