University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA – December, 2015
Dissertation: “Design Disjunction for Resilient Reconfigurable Hardware”
Master of Science (MSc) – Computer Engineering
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA – May, 2009
Emphasis: Low-power Digital Designs, 4.0/4.0 GPA
Thesis: “Design and Analysis of Multi-Threshold CMOS (MTCMOS) Techniques in Synchronous and Asynchronous Digital Designs”
Bachelor of Science (BSc) – Electrical and Computer Engineering
Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia – June, 2002
excellent GPA with honor
Adaptive Reconfigurable Computing
Low-power VLSI Design
A. Alzahrani and R. F. DeMara, "Fast online diagnosis and recovery of reconfigurable logic fabrics using design disjunction," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 65, no. 10, Oct 2016, pp. 3055-3069.
A. Alzahrani and R. F. DeMara, "Hypergraph-cover diversity for maximally-resilient reconfigurable systems," in Proc. of IEEE 12th International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems (ICESS'15), New York, USA, Aug 2015, pp. 1086-1092.
F. Alghareb ; R. Ashraf ; A. Alzahrani and R. F. DeMara, "Energy and delay tradeoffs of soft error masking for 16nm FinFET logic paths: survey and impact of process variation in near threshold region," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, in press, accepted in Jul 2016.
A. Alzahrani and R. F. DeMara, "Process variation immunity of alternative 16nm HK/MG-based FPGA logic blocks," in Proc. of IEEE 58th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS'15), Fort Collins, CO, USA, Aug 2015, pp. 129-132.
A. Alzahrani and R. F. DeMara, "Non-adaptive sparse recovery and fault evasion using disjunct design configurations," in Proc. of 2014 ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA'14), Monterey, CA, USA, Feb 2014.
R. Ashraf, A. Alzahrani, N. Khoshavi, R. Zand, S. Salehi, A. Roohi, M. Lin, and R. F. DeMara, "Reactive rejuvenation of CMOS logic paths using self-activating voltage domains," in Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS'15), Lisbon, Portugal, May 2015.
R. Ashraf, A. Alzahrani, and R. F. DeMara, "Extending modular redundancy to NTV: costs and limits of resiliency at reduced supply voltage," in Proc. of 2nd Workshop on Near-threshold Computing (WNTC'14) , Minneapolis, MN, USA, Jun 2014.
C. Sharma, A. Sarvi, A Alzahrani, and R. F. DeMara, "Self-healing reconfigurable logic using autonomous group testing," Microprocessors and Microsystems, vol. 37, no. 2, Mar 2013, pp. 174–184.
A. Alzahrani, A. Bailey, G. Fu, and J. Di, "Glitch-free design for multi-threshold CMOS NCL circuits," in Proc. of ACM/SIGDA 19th Great Lakes symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI’09), Boston, MA, USA, May 2009, pp. 215-220.
A. Bailey, A. Alzahrani, G. Fu, J. Di, and S. Smith, "Multi-threshold asynchronous circuit design for ultra-low power," Journal of Low Power Electronics, vol. 4, no. 3, Dec 2008, pp. 337-348.