Synergistic Activities

  •  Led the development an error-susceptibility analysis environment with the NASA-Johnson Space Center’s support under “Single Event Upset Evaluation Environment” program from 1995-1997. A suite of simulation and experiment tools are developed around a super-conducting K-500-class Cyclotron to inject heavy-ions (Proton, Krypton, Xenon, Gold, etc) into CPUs, memory components, and communication links to study the effects of random errors. Experiments are conducted to configure space-borne computing and communication equipments in a fashion that minimizes the softerror susceptibility. The result and technology was transferred to NASA Johnson Space Center for Space Shuttle deployment of the Mobile Computing Module.
  •  Jointly led a multi-industry project supported by Texas Higher-Education Coordinating Board, “Software Techniques for Dependability Analysis,” 1996-1998. Collaborators included IBM-Austin, AT&T, LSI-Logics, SoHar Inc. A suite of system-level error analysis tools are developed and tested in systems both in laboratory settings and in actual operations. Technologies to instrument, test and analyze system dependability are transferred to collaborating industry partners.
  •  Initiated a collaboration with Dr. John Fogerty at Prarieview A&M University, a historically minority college, to share mentoring of Ph.D. students and research activities. Highlights include collaborated design of flight-test equipment for soft-error analysis of SDRAM. Our collaboration has resulted in joint Ph.D. program where a graduate student from Prarieview A&M University can finish dissertation at Texas A&M University. Since, a number of joint research and educational activities has spurred that benefited both partnering institutions.
  •  Participated in $7.5m program to develop radiation detection sensors and systems for Department of Homeland Security in 2007-2012. Led the design and simulation of PIP-based sensor array for solid-state scintillation detection of nuclear material.