Ricardo Reis
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections

Prof. Ricardo Reis
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Title: Traveling Inside a Chip
(Presentation is available in pdf format.

IEEE CASS Opportunities

Friday July 14, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
New York Institute of Technology - Vancouver Campus
Room 1821, Suite 180, 2985 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 4X3
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An important way to understand the operation of computer and electronic circuits and systems is to analyze how these circuits and systems are implemented. We will take a tour inside various chips, showing solutions from the physical level to the system level, solutions observed through reverse engineering of microprocessors, such as the Z8000, and that are not described in the literature. View of inside a chip running, using an e-beam microscope. It also shows the use of visualization to understand how EDA algorithms and tools work for physical synthesis.


Ricardo Reis received a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1978, and a Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG), France, in 1983. Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Montpellier in 2016. He is a full professor at the Informatics Institute of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. His main research includes physical design automation, design methodologies, fault tolerant systems and microelectronics education. He has more than 700 publications including books, journals and conference proceedings. He was vice-president of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) and he was also president of the Brazilian Computer Society (two terms) and vice-president of the Brazilian Microelectronics Society. He is an active member of CASS and he received the 2015 IEEE CASS Meritorious Service Award. He was vice-president of CASS for two terms (2008/2011). He is the founder of the Rio Grande do Sul CAS Chapter, which got the World CASS Chapter of The Year Award 2011, 2012, 2018 and 2022, and R9 Chapter of The Year 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2020. He is a founder of several conferences like SBCCI and LASCAS, the CASS Flagship Conference in Region 9. He was the General or Program Chair of several conferences like IEEE ISVLSI, SBCCI, IFIP VLSI-SoC, ICECS, PATMOS. Ricardo was the Chair of the IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC Steering Committee, vice-chair of the IFIP WG10.5 and he is Chair of IFIP TC10. He also started with the EMicro, an annually microelectronics school in South Brazil. In 2002 he received the Researcher of the Year Award in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. He is a founding member of the SBC (Brazilian Computer Society) and also founding member of SBMicro (Brazilian Microelectronics Society). He was member of CASS DLP Program (2014/2015), and he has done more than 70 invited talks in conferences. Member of IEEE CASS BoG and IEEE CEDA BoG. He is the CASS representative at the IEEE IoT TC. Ricardo received the IFIP Fellow Award in 2021 and the ACM/ISPD Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022. He received the 2023 IEEE CASS John Choma Educational Award.

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