Dr. David Hoe’s Research
My overall research interests are in the area of computer engineering, with a focus on high performance computation and integrated circuit (IC) design. Some of my current research is in the area of nanoelectronics. Microelectronics has been the main enabler of this information technology era. The ability to fabricate millions, even billions of electronic devices (e.g., transistors) on a single silicon microchip has revolutionized our lives, from the low power microprocessors in your tablet and smart phone to the electronics in the embedded systems in your automobile. Some exciting developments in the semiconductor research have allowed transistors to be fabricated with dimensions in the nanometer scale. Hence we are entering the era of nanoscale electronics. This has resulted in some remarkable technologies that have allowed the performance of a supercomputer that filled a room a couple of decades ago to fit on a desktop personal computer. The following highlight some of the specific areas of my current research.
· High-performance computing using:
Ø Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)
Ø General Purpose Graphical Processing Units (GPGPUs)
· Circuit design using nanotechnology
Undergraduate students have made some important contributions to my research especially in the areas of high performance computation. There are significant opportunities for undergraduate research at Loyola through the Hauber Summer Research fellowship and by doing an independent research study for course credit.
In this photo, I am supervising the research of senior student Alexander Verschoore (Loyola Class of 2016), who is implementing compressive sensing algorithms on field programmable gate arrays as a Hauber Fellow during the summer of 2015.