Princeton faculty are part of $194 million STARnet initiative

Monday, Mar 11, 2013

Three Prince­ton Engi­neer­ing fac­ulty mem­bers are part of a newly announced $194 mil­lion government-industry ini­tia­tive called the Semi­con­duc­tor Tech­nol­ogy Advanced Research net­work (STAR­net), a con­sor­tium of six new uni­ver­sity research cen­ters whose mis­sion is to main­tain U.S. lead­er­ship in microelectronics.

The five-year coop­er­a­tive effort between acad­e­mia, gov­ern­ment and indus­try is being directed by the Semi­con­duc­tor Research Cor­po­ra­tion (SRC) with fund­ing from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa).

Sharad Malik, Mar­garet Martonosi, and Naveen Verma will con­duct research as part of the STAR­net Cen­ter for Future Archi­tec­tures Research (C-FAR), which is led by the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan. Malik will serve as the center’s asso­ciate direc­tor. C-FAR will be devel­op­ing scal­able next-generation com­put­ing plat­forms that will power appli­ca­tions such as com­puter vision, speech recog­ni­tion, enhanced graph­ics, and big-data analysis.

Malik and Verma are also affil­i­ated with the Sys­tems on Nanoscale Infor­ma­tion fab­riCs Cen­ter (SONIC), which is led by the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois at Urbana-Champaign. SONIC aims to achieve unprece­dented lev­els of robust­ness and energy effi­ciency through statistically-driven appli­ca­tions, archi­tec­tures and circuits.

More cov­er­age on all six STAR­net cen­ters here via SRC and  here via EE Times.