The UT Design Automation Laboratory (UTDA) focuses on the research and development of design automation algorithms, methodologies, and tools for VLSI and emerging technologies. The current research topics include (but not limited to):
Nanometer physical design,
Design for manufacturability and reliability,
Variation tolerant design,
Power, energy and thermal aware design,
Design/CAD for emerging technologies (3D-IC, optical interconnect, bio-chip, synthetic biology, etc.),
Vertical integration of architecture, CAD/circuit, and technology.