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Open access paper by Somani in top five viewed in subject area

A paper published by Arun Somani, Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering, Phillip and Virginia Sproul Professor, and associate dean for research in the College of Engineering; Naga Durga Prasad Avirneni and Prem Kumar Ramesh, both former Iowa State University graduate students, is in the top five viewed papers in its subject area in the open access journal PeerJ Computer Science. 


The 2016 paper is titled “Managing contamination delays to improve timing speculation architectures” and demonstrates how to harness the potential of timing speculation to improve system performance. Somani’s team shows that increasing the length of short paths of the circuit increases timing speculation effectiveness. An associated algorithm adds path delay buffers that further enhance performance.


“Engineering discoveries all have the aim of solving challenges and improving lives,” said Somani. “Publishing in open access journals is one of the best ways to increase the potential impact of our work and promote use of engineering concepts and technology in advancing research and better product design – all to benefit society.”