
Sequencing a Genome by a Torrent of Ions: How an Old pHMeter Got Its Groove Back
11 Apr 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
The ability to read the book of life, written in the genome of an organism, has been one of the most exciting development of our time. The first version of human genome was announced circa 2000 and it took a decade of industrialscale collaboration and billions of dollars of funding. Today, we do …

[Illinois] How to Break the "Fundamental" Limits of Nanobiosensing
07 Apr 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
As the future of Moore’s law of transistor scaling appears uncertain, electronics is being reinvented by broadening the focus to other areas including macroelectronics (electronics of large, possibly flexible and transparent displays), bioelectronics (e.g., nanobio sensors for genomics, …

nanoHUBU: Principles of Nanoelectronic Biosensors Week One Scripts
10 Nov 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
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ECE 695A Lecture 20: Reliability Measurements
07 May 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
To be recorded at a later date.

ECE 695A Lecture 40: Failure Analysis and Epilogue
07 May 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Outline:
Plan experiments, test carefully, and then postmortem
Summary: NBTI, HCI, TDDB, Radiation
Summary: Measurement and Data Analysis
Summary: Why I work on this field
Conclusion

ECE 695A Lecture 391: Radiation and Devices I
01 May 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Outline:
Introduction to ZRAM
Soft Errors in Zerocapacitor RAM
Soft Errors in in Flash memories
Hard Errors and Anomalous leakage in Flash memory
Conclusions

ECE 695A Lecture 391R: Review Questions
01 May 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Review Questions:
What is the difference between hard and soft error?
What is typical charge loss mechanism for ZRAM ?
The soft error in Flash memory is different from that of ZRAM. Explain.
How do people accelerate radiation induced damage?
If carrier relaxation was faster than thermionic …

ECE 695A Lecture 36: Radiation Induced Damage – an overview
29 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
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ECE 695A Lecture 36R: Review Questions
29 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): R. Edwin Garcia, Muhammad Alam
Review Questions:
Why is SOI more radiation hard compared to bulk devices? What do you feel about radiation hardness of FINFET?
What type of radiation issues could arise for thinbody devices like FINFET?
What is error correction code? Why does it correct for MBU?
What is the difference …

ECE 695A Lecture 37: Effect of Radiation Induced Charge  Soft Errors
29 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Outline:
Sources of radiation
Basics of charge generation and perturbation of potential
Charges and junctions
Conclusions

ECE 695A Lecture 37R: Review Questions
29 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
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ECE 695A Lecture 38: Charge Generation by Particles
29 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
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ECE 695A Lecture 38R: Review Questions
29 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
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ECE 695A Lecture 35R: Review Questions
24 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Review Questions:
What role did Fisher play in developing the design of experiment?
If you have 3 variables at two levels, what Taguchi array would you choose?
How does one find correlation among variables in Full factorial method?
What is the role of linear graphs in Taguchi method?
In what …

ECE 695A Lecture 35: Design of Experiments
24 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Outline:
Context and background
Single factor and full factorial method
Orthogonal vector analysis: Taguchi/Fisher model
Correlation in dependent parameters
Conclusions

ECE 695A Lecture 37: Radiation Induced Damage – An overview
20 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Outline:
Introduction and short history of radiation damage
Radiation damage in various types of components
Sources of radiation
A basic calculation and simulation approaches
Conclusions

ECE 695A Lecture 37R: Review Questions
20 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Review Questions:
Why is SOI more radiation hard compared to bulk devices? What do you feel about radiation hardness of FINFET?
What type of radiation issues could arise for thinbody devices like FINFET?
What is error correction code? Why does it correct for MBU?
What is the difference …

ECE 695A Lecture 34: Scaling Theory of Design of Experiments
18 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Outline:
Introduction
Buckingham PI Theorem
An Illustrative Example
Recall the scaling theory of HCI, NBTI, and TDDB
Conclusions

ECE 695A Lecture 34A: Appendix  Variability by Bootstrap Method
18 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
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ECE 695A Lecture 33: Model Selection/Goodness of Fit
18 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Outline:
The problem of matching data with theoretical distribution
Parameter extractions: Moments, linear regression, maximum likelihood
Goodness of fit: Residual, Pearson, Cox, Akika
Conclusion

ECE 695A Lecture 33R: Review Questions
18 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Review Questions:
With higher number of model parameters, you can always get a good fit – why should you minimize the number of parameters
Least square method is a subset of maximum likelihood approach to data fitting. Is this statement correct?
What aspect of the distribution function does …

ECE 695A Lecture 32R: Review Questions
17 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Review Questions:
Why do people use Normal, lognormal, Weibull distributions when they do not know the exact physical distribution?
What is the problem of using empirical distributions? What are the advantages?
If you must choose an empirical distribution, what should be your criteria? …

ECE 695A Lecture 32: Physical vs. Empirical Distribution
17 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Outline:
Physical Vs. empirical distribution
Properties of classical distribution function
Momentbased fitting of data
Conclusions

ECE 695A Lecture 31R: Review Questions
15 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Review Questions:
What is the difference between parametric estimation vs. nonparametric estimation?
What principle did Tacho Brahe’s approach assume?
What is the difference between population and sample? When we collect data for TDDB or NBTI, what type of data are we collecting?
What …

ECE 695A Lecture 31: Collecting and Plotting Data
15 Apr 2013  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Outline:
Origin of data, Field Acceleration vs. Statistical Inference
Nonparametric information
Preparing data for projection: Hazen formula
Preparing data for projection: Kaplan formula
Conclusion