Basic Information

Affiliation
Adaptive Systems Laboratory
Title
Professor, Head of the Computer Engineering Division
E-Mail
benab@u-aizu.ac.jp
Web site
http://www.u-aizu.ac.jp/~benab/

Education

Courses - Undergraduate
- Computer Architecture
- Introduction to Computer Systems
- Parallel Computer Systems
Courses - Graduate
- Advanced Computer Organization
- Embedded Real-Time Systems

Research

Specialization
Computer Systems
Educational Background, Biography
Education
  • 6/1994 B.S., Electrical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technolgy (HUST)
  • 6/1997 M.S., Computer Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)
  • 3/2002 Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Electro-communications (UEC), Tokyo
Career
  • 4/2002-3/2007 Research Associate, The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Tokyo
  • 4/2007-9/2007 Assistant Professor, The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Tokyo
  • 10/2007-3/2011 Assistant Professor, The University of Aizu (UoA)
  • 2010-2013 Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (KUST)
  • 4/2011-3/2012 Associate Professor, The University of Aizu (UoA)
  • 2011-2015 Visiting Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)
  • 4/2012-3/2014 Senior Associate Professor, The University of Aizu (UoA)
  • 4/2014-present Professor, The University of Aizu (UoA)
  • 4/2014-present Head of the Computer Engineering Division, The University of Aizu (UoA)
Current Research Theme
  • Neuromorphic Systems
  • Computing with Spiking Neural Networks
  • Cybernetics Prostheses with Sensorimotor Integration
  • Robust Algorithm, Architectures and Efficient Learning Methods for Heterogeneous and Sparse Data
Key Topic
Adaptive Systems, Brain-inspired Computing; Spike-based Neural Network Dynamics; Spike-based Learning; Prosthetics; System-on-Chip;
Affiliated Academic Society
IEEE Senior Member; ACM Senior Member

Others

Hobbies
Reading and visiting historical places
School days' Dream
To become a school teacher!
Current Dream
Motto
Simple is the best!
Favorite Books
" You Can Heal Your Life " 
Messages for Students
Concentration and organization are the keys to the success of your education and research.
Publications other than one's areas of specialization

Main research

Multi-modal Prosthetic Hand with Tactile Sensing

Current body-powered or myoelectric upper-limb prostheses do not afford amputees with performance and high-quality control due to the lack of sensory feedback. We investigate advanced prosthetic hands with sensorimotor integration and tactile sensing. The novel prosthetic is based on biological signal discrimination with neuromorphic circuits to restore hand function movement for amputations or neurological disorders. Using our neuromorphic circuits and system, we aim to develop solutions to improve the performance and control of upper-limb prosthetics. The solution encodes sensory information (like pain or touch) as electrical stimulation pulses to restore natural sensory perception.
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Neuromorphic Systems

We investigate an innovative cognitive brain-inspired system that mimics the mammalian brain's information processing. The system supports a sequence of processing tasks (i.e., a stream of events from sensors), produces intelligent behavior, and adapts to the environment. For a proof of concept, we prototyped a reliable three-dimensional digital neuromorphic system geared explicitly toward the 3D-ICs biological brain's three-dimensional structure (R-NASH), where information in the network is represented by sparse patterns of spike timing and learning is based on the local spike-timing-dependent plasticity rule. R-NASH enables real-time and low-power solutions targeted at full-custom VLSI and FPGA integration.
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Dissertation and Published Works

A complete list of publications is available here.

Some recent selected publications are included below:

[01] Abderazek Ben Abdallah, Khanh N. Dang,"Toward Robust Cognitive 3D Brain-inspired Cross-paradigm System," Frontiers in Neuroscience, 6/2021 (in press), doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.690208

[02] Khanh N. Dang, Akram Ben Ahmed, Abderazek Ben Abdallah, Xuan-Tu Tran, "HotCluster: A thermal-aware defect recovery method for Through-Silicon-Vias Towards Reliable 3-D ICs systems," IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems March 2021. DOI: 10.1109/TCAD.2021.3069370

[03] The H. Vu,Yuichi Okuyama, Abderazek Ben Abdallah, "Comprehensive Analytic Performance Assessment and K-means based Multicast Routing Algorithms and Architecture for 3D-NoC of Spiking Neurons," ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC), Vol. 15, No. 4, Article 34, October 2019. doi: 10.1145/3340963

[04] K. N. Dang, Akram Ben Ahmed, Yuichi Okuyama, Abderazek Ben Abdallah,"Scalable design methodology and online algorithm for TSV-cluster defects recovery in highly reliable 3D-NoC systems," IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC), IEEE, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 577-590, 2020.

[05] K. N. Dang, A. B. Ahmed, A. Ben Abdallah and X. Tran, "TSV-OCT: A Scalable Online Multiple-TSV Defects Localization for Real-Time 3-D-IC Systems," IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 672-685, 3/2020. doi: 10.1109/TVLSI.2019.2948878.

[06] Khanh N. Dang, Akram Ben Ahmed, Xuan-Tu Tran, Yuichi Okuyama, Abderazek Ben Abdallah, "A Comprehensive Reliability Assessment of Fault-Resilient Network-on-Chip Using Analytical Model," IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, Vol. 25, Issue: 11, pp. 3099 – 3112, vol. 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TVLSI.2017.2736004

[07] Khanh N. Dang, Akram Ben Ahmed, Yuichi Okuyama, Abderazek Ben Abdallah, "Scalable Design Methodology and Online Algorithm for TSV-cluster Defects Recovery in Highly Reliable 3D-NoC Systems," IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, Vol:8, Issue: 3, pp. 577-590, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/TETC.2017.2762407

[08] Achraf Ben Ahmed, T. Yoshinaga and Abderazek Ben Abdallah,"Scalable Design Methodology and Online Algorithm for TSV-cluster Defects Recovery in Highly Reliable 3D-NoC Systems," IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 533-544, 1 April-June 2020, doi: 10.1109/TETC.2017.2737016., vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 533-544, 1 April-June 2020, doi: 10.1109/TETC.2017.2737016.

[09] Book: Abderazek Ben Abdallah, Khanh N. Dang (Authors),"Neuromorphic Computing Principles and Organization, 1st Ed.”, Publisher: Springer (May 10, 2022), ISBN-10:3030925242, ISBN-13:978-3030925246

[10]Book: Abderazek Ben Abdallah (Author),"Advanced Multicore Systems-on-Chip:Architecture, On-Chip Network, Design," Publisher: Springer, 2017, ISBN-13: 978-9811060915, ISBN-10: 98110609162017.