Wriddhi Chakraborty (Notre Dame) takes VLSI Best Student Paper Award for Technology

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Wriddhi Chakraborty received the Best Student Paper Award for Technology at the 2020 VLSI Symposia on Technology and Circuits for his paper titled “BEOL Compatible Dual-Gate Ultra Thin-Body W-Doped Indium-Oxide Transistor with I_on=370 uA/um, SS=73 mV/dec and I_on/I_off>4E9."

Now in his third year as a Ph.D. student at Notre Dame, Chakraborty is a member of the Nanoelectronic Devices and Circuits Lab. The lab conducts fundamental and applied research in functional materials, novel device architectures, and new compute blocks to improve the energy-latency-accuracy-resilience of next-generation computational system for applications, such as intermittent, in-memory, resilient, cryogenic, stochastic, and bio-inspired computing. His advisor is Suman Datta, Stinson Professor of Nanotechnology and director of ASCENT, a multi-university advanced microelectronics research center.

Chakraborty’s work was supported in part by two centers in the Semiconductor Research Corporation and DARPA — ASCENT, one of six centers under JUMP, along with IMPACT, a Center under nCORE.

He will receive a travel grant to the 2021 VLSI Symposia on Technology and Circuits in Kyoto, Japan, in June 2021 along with a certificate, which will be presented during the awards ceremony. 

The VLSI Symposia is a premier international conference on semiconductor technology and circuits that offers an opportunity to interact and synergize on topics spanning the range from process technology to system-on-chip.