THURSDAY June 05, 1:30pm - 3:00pm | Room 304
TOPIC AREA: EDA
KEYWORD: TEST
EVENT TYPE: SPECIAL SESSION

SESSION 83
Data Mining in EDA – Hype or Real?
Chair:
John Carulli - Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, TX
Organizer:
Anne Gattiker - IBM Corp., Austin, TX
Data mining is the process of extracting previously-unknown interesting patterns from large quantities of data. Data mining is particularly applicable to problems that involve discovering trends, anomalies and/or dependencies in the data. Many such problems occur in the context of EDA, e.g., in functional verification, timing analysis, physical verification, test, debug and diagnosis. This session begins with an overview of data mining techniques, the types of problems they solve and their potential applications in EDA. The introduction is followed by two talks that provide in-depth discussion in specific areas. The first focuses on test and functional verification. It overviews promising applications and shares experiences implementing a data-mining-based methodology in several industrial applications. The second focuses on physical verification and addresses practical applicability and limitations of data-mining using hot-spot detection as an example.

83.1Data Mining in EDA – Basic Principles, Promises and Constraints
 Speaker: Li-Chung Wang - Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA
 Authors: Li-Chung Wang - Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Magdy Abadir - Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Austin, TX
83.2Data Mining Based Prediction Paradigm and Its Applications in Test and Functional Verification
 Speaker: Magdy Abadir - Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Austin, TX
 Authors: Magdy Abadir - Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Austin, TX
Nik Sumikawa - Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Austin, TX
Li-C Wang - Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA
83.3Challenges in Applying Machine Learning Techniques and Data Mining in Physical Verification
 Speaker: Andres Torres - Mentor, A Siemens Business, Wilsonville, OR
 Author: Andres Torres - Mentor, A Siemens Business, Wilsonville, OR