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In digital microfluidic biochips, cross-contamination of different biomolecule droplets is a major issue. Washing operations are introduced to clean the cross-contamination sites. Existing works have oversimplified assumptions on the washing behavior, which either assume unrealistic infinite washing capacity, or ignore the execution time constraint and/or(More)
An adaptive circuit can perform built-in self-detection of timing variations and accordingly adjust itself to avoid timing violations. Compared with conventional over-design approach, adaptive circuit design is conceptually advantageous in terms of power-efficiency. Although the advantage has been witnessed in numerous previous works including test chips,(More)
In this paper, we consider a typical microgrid scenario that consists of centralized power grid, renewable energy generation, and combined heat and power (CHP) local (co-)generation, as well as power and heat energy storage devices. We aim to minimize the microgrid's operating cost by formulating it as a stochastic non-convex optimization programming, which(More)
Object recognition via shape matching has been a fundamental topic in robot vision. It is intuitive that the performance of recognition will be improved if the salient feature points of shapes are found while the redundant points are filtered out. In this paper, we propose an adaptive contour evolution (ACE) algorithm to capture the salient feature points(More)
Timing analysis is one of the most widely used techniques in digital IC designs. It is increasingly over-loaded by growing circuit sizes and complexities arising from nanometer VLSI technologies. One well-known challenge is process variations, which need to be addressed in timing analysis at least by considering different process corners. Adaptive circuit(More)
Research Interests ! Computed-aided design for microfluidic biochips ! Traditional VLSI physical design ! VLSI design-manufacturing interface ! Layout decomposition and optimization for multiple patterning lithography ! Routing algorithms for analog circuits
In this paper, we study the energy storage management of microgrids with combined heat and power (CHP) co-generator and renewable energy. There are two kind of demands in the microgrid, power demand and heat demand. The power demand can be satisfied by the electricity from grid, CHP co-generator, renewable energy and battery; The heat demand is meet by the(More)
Digital microfluidic biochips (DMFBs) are gaining increasing attention with promising applications for automating and miniaturizing laboratory procedures in biochemistry. In DMFBs, cross-contamination of droplets with different biomolecules is a major issue, which causes significant errors in bioassays. Washing operations are introduced to clean the(More)
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