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Dr.-Ing. Hussam Amrouch

Research Group Leader
room: B2-312.1
phone: +49 721 608-45733
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Short Bio

Hussam Amrouch is currently a research group leader of the "Dependable Hardware" group at the Chair for Embedded Systems (CES) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He received in 03.06.2015 his Ph.D. in Computer Science (Dr.-Ing.) with distinct "Summa Cum Laude, mit Auszeichnung" from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany under the supervision of Prof. Jörg Henkel. He received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Aleppo in 2007 with excellent note and First Rank. He had been awarded with the "Top Student Award" among all bachelor graduate students of the faculty of Electrical Engineering.
His main research interest is the reliability of on-chip systems with a special focus on investigating (from the physical level to the system level) the effects of aging phenomena, temperature and soft errors. During his Ph.D. studies, Hussam Amrouch had developed the first thermal measurement setup that allows IR cameras to perspicuously capture the thermal images of processor chips without any interference layer in between.
Dr. Amrouch serves as an associate editor at Integration, the VLSI Journal.
Dr. Amrouch was recently interviewed by the KIT-Dialog magazine regarding his research work.
Dr. Amrouch recently received three Best Paper Award Nominations at DAC'17, DAC'16 and DATE'17.

 

Research Interests

  • Aging modeling and aging-aware VLSI designs.
  • Low power and thermal-aware designs.
  • Reliability-aware techniques for SRAM-based components.
  • Dependable Embedded Systems.
  • FPGA-based on-chip systems.

 

International Collaborations

  • Physical/Device-level Research:
    • Prof. Montserrat Nafria at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain.
    • Prof. Souvik Mahapatra at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India.
  • Circuit/Architecture-level Research:
    • Prof. Andreas Gerstlauer at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, USA.
    • Prof. Fadi Kurdahi at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), USA.
  • System-level Research:
    • Prof. Tulika Mitra at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.
    • Prof. Sri Parameswaran at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. (completed)
    • Prof. Zili Shao at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.(completed)
  • Real-Time Research:
    • Prof. Enrico Bini  at the University of Turin, Italy.

 

Awards

  • Ph.D. degree with distinct (2015): around 5% of Ph.D. candidates may get it at the Computer Science department, KIT.
  • European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC) Paper Award (FCCM’13).
  • First Rank Student when receiving the B.Sc. degree (2007).
  • First Rank Student: 4th year of Computer Engineering B.Sc. studies (2006).
  • First Rank Student: 3rd year of Computer Engineering B.Sc. studies (2005).
  • Fourth Rank Student: 2nd year of Computer Engineering B.Sc. studies (2004).
  • Second Rank Student: 1st year of Computer Engineering B.Sc. studies (2003).

 

Professional Services

  • Associate editor at Integration, the VLSI Journal.
  • Reviewer for International Journals:
    • IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (TVLSI): Year 2017.
    • Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD): Year 2014 - 2017.
    • IEEE Embedded System Letters (ESL): Year 2013.
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) member:
    • International Conference On Computer Aided Design (ICCAD): Year 2017.
    • International Design and Test Symposium (IDT): Year 2015, 2016.
  • Reviewer for International Conferences (by myself or on behalf of Prof. Henkel):
    • DATE, ICCD, ISPLED, DAC, CODES+ISSS, CASES, ISVLSI, ARCS, IESS, NOC, MSCOPES and others.

 

Invited Talks

  • Reliability Degradation in the Scope of Aging - From Physical to System Level
    10th IEEE International Design & Test Symposium (IDT’15)
    Dead Sea, Jordan, December 2015

 

Publications

Journals / Transactions

Victor M. van Santen,  Javier Martin-Martinez, Hussam Amrouch, Montserrat Nafria, Jörg Henkel
Reliability in Super- and Near-Threshold Computing: A Unified Model of RTN, BTI and PV
in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I), Impact Factor: 2.4
pp. 1 - 14, 2017.
Sheldon X.-D. Tan, Hussam Amrouch, Taeyoung Kim, Zeyu Sun, Chase Cook, Jörg Henkel
Recent Advances in EM and and BTI induced Reliability Modeling, Analysis and Optimization
in Integration, the VLSI Journal, (accepted to appear), 2017 (Invited)
Hussam Amrouch, Victor M. van Santen, Jörg Henkel
Interdependencies of Degradation Effects and their Impact on Computing
in IEEE Design & Test,
Vol.34, Issue 3, pp. 59-67, June 2017.
Hussam Amrouch, Thomas Ebi, Jörg Henkel
RESI: Register-Embedded Self-Immunity for Reliability Enhancement
in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD),
Vol. 33, Issue 5, pp. 677-690, May 2014.

Conferences

Hussam Amrouch, Prashanth Krishnamurthy, Naman Patel, Jörg Henkel, Ramesh Karri, Farshad Khorrami
Emerging (Un-)Reliability Based Security Threats and Mitigations for Embedded Systems
in in IEEE/ACM International Conference on Compilers, Architecture, and Synthesis for Embedded Systems (CASES'17), OCTOBER 15-20, Seoul, South Korea, 2017 (Special Session).
Vasileios Tenentes, Charles Leech, Graeme M. Bragg, Geo Merrett, Bashir M. Al-Hashimi, Hussam Amrouch, Jörg Henkel, Shidhartha Das
Hardware and Software Innovations in Energy-Efficient System-Reliability Monitoring
in in IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems (DFT), October 23-25, Cambridge, UK, 2017 (Special Session).
Hussam Amrouch, Behnam Khaleghi, Andreas Gerstlauer, Jörg Henkel
Towards Aging-induced Approximations
in ACM/EDAC/IEEE 54rd Design Automation Conference (DAC),
Austin, TX, USA, June 18-22, 2017.
Hussam Amrouch, Subrat Mishra, Victor M. van Santen, Souvik Mahapatra, Jörg Henkel
Impact of BTI on Dynamic and Static Power: From the Physical to Circuit Level
in IEEE 55th International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS),
Monterey, CA, USA, April 2-6, 2017 (accepted for publication).
Hussam Amrouch, Behnam Khaleghi, Jörg Henkel
Optimizing Temperature Guardbands
in IEEE/ACM 20th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE'17),
Laussane, Switzerland, March 27-31, 2017.
Jörg Henkel, Santiago Pagani, Hussam Amrouch, Lars Bauer, Farzad Samie
Ultra-Low Power and Dependability for IoT Devices
in IEEE/ACM 20th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE'17),
Laussane, Switzerland, March 27-31, 2017 (special session paper).
Hussam Amrouch, Jörg Henkel
Containing Guardbands
in 22nd IEEE/ACM Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC'17), Chiba/Tokyo, Japan,  January 16-19, 2017 (special session paper).
Jörg Henkel, Hussam Amrouch
Designing Reliable, yet Energy-Efficient Guardbands
in 23rd IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS'16), Monte Carlo, Monaco, December 11-14, 2016 (special session paper).
Paul Bogdan, Partha Pratim Pande, Hussam Amrouch, Muhammad Shafique, Jörg Henkel
Power and Thermal Management in Massive Multicore Chips: Theoretical Foundation meets Architectural Innovation and Resource Allocation
in IEEE/ACM International Conference on Compilers, Architecture, and Synthesis for Embedded Systems (CASES'16), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 2-7, 2016 (special session paper).
Behnam Khaleghi, Behzad Omidi, Hussam Amrouch, Jörg Henkel, Hossein Asadi
Stress-Aware Routing to Mitigate Aging Effects in SRAM-based FPGAs
in International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), Lausanne, Switzerland, 29 August – 2 September, 2016 (accepted).
Hussam Amrouch, Behnam Khaleghi, Andreas Gerstlauer, Jörg Henkel
Reliability-Aware Design to Suppress Aging
in ACM/EDAC/IEEE 53rd Design Automation Conference (DAC), Austin, TX, USA, Article No. 12, June 5-9, 2016.
Alok Prakash, Hussam Amrouch, Shafique Muhammad, Tulika Mitra, Jörg Henkel
Improving Mobile Gaming Performance through Cooperative CPU-GPU Thermal Management
in ACM/EDAC/IEEE 53rd Design Automation Conference (DAC), Austin, TX, USA, Article No. 47, June 5-9, 2016.
Victor M. van Santen, Hussam Amrouch, Javier Martin-Martinez, Montserrat Nafria, Jörg Henkel
Designing Guardbands for Instantaneous Aging Effects
in ACM/EDAC/IEEE 53rd Design Automation Conference (DAC), Austin, TX, USA, Article No. 69, June 5-9, 2016.
Victor M. van Santen, Hussam Amrouch, Narendra Parihar, Souvik Mahapatra, Jörg Henkel
Aging-Aware Voltage Scaling
in IEEE/ACM 19th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE'16),
Dresden, Germany, March 14-18, pp. 576-581, 2016.
Hussam Amrouch, Jörg Henkel
Reliability Degradation in the Scope of Aging – From Physical to System Level
in I10th IEEE International Design & Test Symposium (IDT’15),
Dead Sea, Jordan, December 14-16, 2015 (invited talk).
Hussam Amrouch, Jörg Henkel
Lucid Infrared Thermography of Thermally-Constrained Processors
in ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED´15),
Rome, Italy, July 22-24, 2015.
Hussam Amrouch, Javier Martin-Martinez, Victor M. van Santen, Miquel Moras, Rosana Rodriguez, Montserrat Nafria, Jörg Henkel
Connecting the Physical and Application Level Towards Grasping Aging Effects
in IEEE 53rd International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS),
Monterey, CA, USA, pp. 3D.1.1-3D.1.8, April 19-23, 2015.
Hussam Amrouch, Victor M. van Santen, Thomas Ebi, Volker Wenzel, Jörg Henkel
Towards Interdependencies of Aging Mechanisms
in IEEE/ACM 33rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD),
San Jose, CA, USA, pp. 478-485, November 3-6, 2014.
Heba Khdr, Thomas Ebi, Muhammad Shafique, Hussam Amrouch, Jörg Henkel
mDTM: Multi-Objective Dynamic Thermal Management for On-Chip Systems
in The IEEE/ACM 17th Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE'14),
Dresden, Germany, March 24-28, 2014.
Daniel Palomino, Muhammad Shafique, Hussam Amrouch, Altamiro Susin, Jörg Henkel
hevcDTM: Application-Driven Dynamic Thermal Management for High Efficiency Video Coding
in The IEEE/ACM 17th Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE'14),
Dresden, Germany, March 24-28, 2014.
Hussam Amrouch, Thomas Ebi, Josef Schneider, Sridevan Parameswaran, Jörg Henkel
Analyzing the Thermal Hotspots in FPGA-based Embedded Systems
in The 23rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FIELD PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC AND APPLICATIONS (FPL’13),
Porto, Portugal, September, 2013.
Hussam Amrouch, Thomas Ebi, Jörg Henkel
Stress Balancing to Mitigate NBTI Effects in Register Files
in The 43rd Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'13),
Budapest, Hungary, pp. 1-10, June 24 - 27, 2013.
Abdulazim Amouri, Hussam Amrouch, Thomas Ebi, Jörg Henkel, Mehdi Tahoori
Accurate Thermal-Profile Estimation and Validation for FPGA-Mapped Circuits
in The 21st IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM’13),
Seattle, Washington, USA, pp. 57 - 60, April 28-30, 2013.
Jörg Henkel, Thomas Ebi, Hussam Amrouch, Heba Khdr
Thermal Management for Dependable on-chip Systems
in The 18th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC’13),
Yokohama, Japan, pp. 113-118, January, 2013.
Thomas Ebi, Hussam Amrouch, Jörg Henkel
COOL: Control-based Optimization Of Load-balancing for Thermal Behavior
in IEEE International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and SystemSynthesis (CODES+ISSS´12),
Tampere, Finland, pp. 255-264, October, 2012.
Hussam Amrouch, Jörg Henkel
Self-Immunity Technique to Improve Register File Integrity against Soft Errors
in The 24th International Conference on VLSI Design (VLSID’11),
Chennai, India, pp. 189-194, January, 2011.

Workshops

Hussam Amrouch, Jörg Henkel
Containing Guardbands: From the Macro to Micro Time Domain
in 20. Workshop „Methoden und Beschreibungssprachen zur Modellierung und Verifikation von Schaltungen und Systemen (MBMV’17)”,
Haus der Wissenschaft, Bremen, Germany, 8. - 9. Februar 2017.

Dependable Hardware Research Group (click here)

Teaching

Supervision

New Available Theses

Abbreviation: D - Diploma Thesis, M - Master Thesis, S - Student Work, B - Bachelor Thesis.


Topic Type of work Supervisor
Degradation Effects in Microprocessors ( PDF )M/Bvan Santen, Victor / Amrouch, Hussam
Reliability of Electrical Circuits ( PDF )M/Bvan Santen, Victor / Amrouch, Hussam
OpenCL/CUDA Programing for Reliability Analysis ( PDF )M/Bvan Santen, Victor / Amrouch, Hussam

Ongoing projects

Name Type of work Title Supervisor
Mandala, HarishMaster thesisReliable Processor ArchitectureAmrouch, Hussam
Joe, JerinInternshipDependable HardwareAmrouch, Hussam / van Santen, Victor
Mishra, SubratInternshipDependable HardwareAmrouch, Hussam / van Santen, Victor
Teta, OlsiMaster thesisReliability in Multi-Core ProcessorsAmrouch, Hussam
Kattan, HammamMaster thesisThermal Management Hussam Amrouch
Nabavi, SaberInternshipReliability in Embedded SystemsAmrouch, Hussam
Rostek, DanielaDiploma thesisDesign for Reliability in FPGAsAmrouch, Hussam
Stapelbroek, LukasStudent research projectImpact of Degradation effects on System LevelAmrouch, Hussam
Roether, SebastianDiploma thesisParallel Reliability Estimation of Circuitsvan Santen, Victor / Amrouch, Hussam
Diep, Fu LamDiploma thesisHigh Performance Reliability Estimation of Circuits with CUDAvan Santen, Victor / Amrouch, Hussam
Goyal, PrinceInternshipReliabilityAmrouch, Hussam

Finished projects

No. Name Type of work Title Supervisor Completion date
23Brinkmann, SvenDiploma thesisAccelerated Reliability Estimtationvan Santen, Victor / Amrouch, Hussam2017-07-06
22Bücher, TimBachelor thesisMeasuring Aging-induced Degradation in MicroprocessorsAmrouch, Hussam / van Santen, Victor2017-05-09
21Qattan, MohamadBachelor thesisPower, Temperature and Realibility Measurements in FPGA-based SystemsAmrouch, Hussam2017-05-08
20Milev, DimitarMaster thesisGPU-based Implementation for State-of-the-Art MOSFET Compact ModellingAmrouch, Hussam / van Santen, Victor2017-05-08
19Saleh, HussienStudent research projectDependable HardwareAmrouch, Hussam2016-10-10
18Naqvi, Syed Mohsin AliMaster thesisCircuits ReliabilityAmrouch, Hussam / van Santen, Victor2016-10-01
17Rostek, Daniela JacintaStudent research projectGraphical User Interface for Reliability Estimation Toolvan Santen, Victor / Amrouch, Hussam 2016-09-30
16Aazmi, AbdellatifInternshipEvaluating Aging in CircuitsAmrouch, Hussam / van Santen, Victor2016-08-31
15Kübler, CarinaBachelor thesisReliability and Performance Optimizations for CircuitsAmrouch, Hussam2016-08-19
14Eisele, Max CamilloBachelor thesisFast, yet Accurate Implementation for Advanced Reliability ModelingAmrouch, Hussam / van Santen, Victor2016-08-11
13Lang, MatthiasInternshipLow Power Processor DesignAmrouch, Hussam2016-04-30
12Skinder, MichaelMaster thesisEvaluating the Mutual Influence between the Application and Physical Level on ReliabilityAmrouch, Hussam / van Santen, Victor2016-03-07
11List, ChristianDiploma thesisEvaluating the Impact of Applications on Simulating Aging EffectsAmrouch, Hussam / van Santen, Victor2016-03-07
10Bhat, RajeshInternshipCUDA Programming for Rapid Reliability EstimationsAmrouch, Hussam / van Santen, Victor2016-02-29
9Aqqad, RamiMaster thesisOpenCL Programming for Circuits ReliabilityAmrouch, Hussam / van Santen, Victor2015-12-01
8Khaleghi, BehnamInternshipReliability of Complex Circuits under Aging EffectsAmrouch, Hussam2015-10-15
7Eshratifar, Amir ErfanInternshipImpact of Voltage Scaling on ReliabilityAmrouch, Hussam2015-10-01
6Khaleghi, BehnamInternshipReliability of SRAM Cells under different Physical PhenomenaAmrouch, Hussam / van Santen, Victor2014-09-30
5van Santen, VictorDiploma thesisModeling and Evaluating the Impact of Aging Phenomena on ReliabilityAmrouch, Hussam2014-06-30
4Cerny, FlorianStudent research projectThermal Management in Multi-Core ArchitecturesAmrouch, Hussam / Ebi, Thomas 2013-11-25
3Yuh, Derick BengDiploma thesisEvaluating and Mitigating the Thermal HotSpot in FPGA-based Embedded SystemsAmrouch, Hussam / Ebi, Thomas 2013-08-31
2Dong, Yun PengBachelor thesisCalibration of Thermal Sensors on the Intel SCCAmrouch, Hussam / Ebi, Thomas2013-04-03
1Bähr, SteffenStudent research projectThermal Simulation of FPGA and ASIC Micro-architectureAmrouch, Hussam / Ebi, Thomas 2013-01-15