The unit hosts the Embedded Electronic System Design master's programme which educates engineers in design, implementation, and verification of semiconductor-based embedded electronic systems. Here, our professors give courses which convey knowledge and skills in areas such as:
- Integrated circuit technology
- Digital and mixed-signal system design
- Project management
- Chip design methodologies and software.
The applications targeted by the EESD programme range from signal processing, which is an important component for companies like Ericsson and Saab, to computer systems found in, for example, vehicles from Volvo.
The unit also give introductory and advanced courses in the areas of computer engineering, computer graphics and real-time systems.
By exploring new digital and mixed-signal architectures based on CMOS circuits, the VLSI Research Group performs research on advanced VLSI circuits to meet challenging performance requirements and power budgets of future electronic systems. The research targets applications in signal processing, radio-frequency frontends, as well as computing systems; the contributions include circuit techniques, digital and mixed-signal architectures, as well as design methodologies; and the findings are published in scientific papers and as publicly available intellectual property.
The Computer Graphics Research Group targets improving the realism in real-time computer graphics (e.g., for AAA-games and simulations). The group has a more than 20 years history, where the focus is better and faster algorithms by utilising the GPUs to solve problems in new ways. It has focused on various topics such as global illumination, ray tracing, realistic shadows, hair and fur rendering, being able to use millions of light sources, compression to achieve geometric details to unprecedented levels, and general high-performance computing problems (e.g. fast sorting and other parallel key building blocks). The last decade, the group have been intensifying the research on AI methods and brand-new computational methods for 3D-reconstruction (photogrammetry) and robust high-quality volumetric video capture to enable 3D teleconferencing and recorded or live-steamed movies where the user can walk around inside the film.
Dependable Computer Systems
The group conducts research related to design, test and evaluation of reliable, fail-safe and secure computer systems. The current research focuses on test and evaluation of advanced automotive driver-assistance systems by means of fault injection and attack injection in comprehensive system simulation models.
The group conducts research related to design and analysis of real-time systems to ensure time predictability on homogeneous and heterogeneous multiprocessors. They develop real-time scheduling algorithms and efficient verification techniques for parallel applications that have different design constraints like strict deadlines, fault tolerance, and mixed criticality.