Grad student, Elias Mizan, and ECE undergrad, Tileli Amimeur, received the 2007 Best Paper Award at the 19th International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing. Their paper, Self-Imposed Temporal Redundancy: An Efficient Technique to Enhance the Reliability of Pipelined Functional Units, discussed a new technique that allows computational circuits in microprocessors to produce more reliable results, effectively reducing the rate of errors. The paper was chosen from among 107 submissions and 32 accepted papers.
The late Professor Margarida Jacome is a co-author. Mr. Mizan says, Even though Margarida was sick during the time we worked on this paper, she played an active role in guiding us to investigate the issue in detail and produce a high-quality publication. Most importantly, she believed in the value of my idea and encouraged me to set high standards and develop a full-length paper, rather in a short workshop publication, as I initially intended to.