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New Course on Memory Design

[January 10, 2023]

Dr. Aziz has introduced a new course on advanced memory design for graduate and senior undergraduate students in EECS. This course will discuss the prominent variants of memory devices, circuits, and array architecture. In addition, we will learn about the physical phenomena that enable us to store binary information and the techniques we use to sense/read them at will.

More Details: [Course Flyer]


Dr. Aziz received the ACM SIGDA Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award (2021)

[January 11, 2022] 

Dr. Aziz received the ‘ACM SIGDA Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award‘ (2021). This recognition is conferred to one recipient per year, chosen through a worldwide competition among universities. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is a US-based international learned society for computing. It was founded in 1947 and is the world’s largest scientific and educational computing society. ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA) established this annual award to encourage innovative, ground-breaking research in the area of electronic design automation. The award was presented at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2021, held in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Dr. Aziz’s Ph.D. Dissertation – “Device-Circuit Co-design Employing Phase Transition Materials for Low Power Electronics.


Nazmul & Dr. Aziz receive the Student/Faculty Research Award (SFRA) from the Graduate School@UT Knoxville

[November 10, 2021]

Nazmul Amin, and Dr. Aziz have jointly received the Student/Faculty Research Award (SFRA) from the Graduate School of UT Knoxville. The Student/Faculty Research Awards are used to advance the scholarship of graduate students and faculty working in partnership. This process is intended to help support student research/scholarship/creative activity, and foster the mentoring relationship between faculty and graduate students. The joint proposal submitted by Nazmul and Dr. Aziz was selected through a university-wide competition and review.