Welcome to VSCLAB at UC Riverside

Sheldon Tan











I received my B.S. and M.S. from Fudan University, Shanghai, P. R. China, in 1992 and 1995 respectively and the Ph.D. from University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1999. Currently I am Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Bourns College of Engineering.  I am also a cooperating faculty member (co-faculty) of the Computer Science and Engineering department. Here are my latest curriculum vitae and short biography and my publication list

I am the director of VLSI System and Computation Lab (VSC Lab) at UC Riverside. I am also the associate director for the Computer Engineering Program at Bourns College of Engineering.

In addition, I am the Editor in Chief (EIC) of Integration, The VLSI Journal, which is one of the primary journals in the VLSI design and CAD/design automation areas.

My previous website can be found here and the one before that here

VSCLAB Recent Research Highlights:

Current research areas

  • Machine and deep learning for VLSI reliability modeling and optimization
  • Advanced VLSI design techniques for machine and deep learnings
  • Parallel Ising computing based GPU for hard combinatorial problems in EDA and computing engineerings
  • VLSI long-term reliability, resilient systems, fault tolerant computing,  reliability-aware design and management at circuit and system levels
  • Hardware security and trusted computing
  • Smart devices and embedded and cyber-physical systems
  • Thermal modeling, optimization and dynamic thermal management at circuit, chip and board levels
  • Statistic modeling and optimization for VLSI systems

Latest News from VSCLAB

2019 CiteScore and Impact Factor for Integration released

Elsevier just released the new CiteScore and Impact Factor for the Integration, the VLSI Journal, the CiteScore (CS) is 2.6, Impact Factor (IF) is 1.214. This is a good improvement from 2.2 for CS and 1.15 for IF from 2018...

Three PhD students accepted into 2020 DAC Young Fellows Program

Three PhD students from VSCLAB, Mohammadamir Kavousi, Yibo Liu and Maliha Tasnim, were accepted into the DAC Young Fellows Program. They will attend the first virtual 57th Design Automation Conferences in July, 2020. Congratulations on them.

VSCLAB students head for interns for summer 2020

Most of senior PhD students in VSCLAB headed to industry intern jobs in summer 2020. Have funs and enjoy! Sheriff Sadiqbatcha will work for Intel Corp, Shaoyi Peng will work Cerebras System, an AI chip startup, Han Zhou will work...

Research work on machine-learning based thermal hotspot modeling has been accepted for TCAD

Sheriff Sadiqbatcha and Jinwei Zhang's work on machine learning based hotspot identification for commercial multi-core processors has been accepted by IEEE Transaction on CAD, the primary journal in EDA area. This work presents a significant advance for transient hotspot identifications...

The job openings in VSCLAB

My group now has 3-4 Ph.D. openings for the Fall 2020. Students with electrical engineering, computer science, physics and applied mathematics backgrounds are welcome to apply. Students with M.S. degrees are preferred. Full financial supports will be provided for qualified students.