Kassan Unda

Doctoral Candidate, CSE

University of Notre Dame

Find Out More

About Me

I am a 3rd year PhD Candidate, in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, at University of Notre Dame. I have 5+ years of research experience, and have interned at 3 companies (Intel, MoSci and Printronix). I am currently working with Dr. Yiyu Shi at Sustainable Computing Laboratory.

My last internship was at Intel, where I worked as a software engineering intern and implemented a cross-layer framework for power delivery (PD) noise analysis. Here I worked with open source tools, and built a tool for PD noise extraction and data analysis. I programmed in C++, Python and Matlab. My Internship work resulted in a joint publication, which was nominated for Best Paper (16 out of 674), at IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference, 2016.

I graduated with MS in computer engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2014. My research advisor was Dr. Chang-Soo Kim. I recieved my Bachelors in Engineering from RGPV, Bhopal, India in 2011.


Cross Layer PD Noise Analysis

Learn More

Hardware Security

Learn More

Near Threshold Computing

Learn More


  • Selected for SIGDA Student Research Forum and Travel Award at ASP-DAC, 2017
  • Best Paper Award Finalist (16 out of 674), IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference, 2016
  • Richard Newton Young Fellow Student Award (DAC, 2015)
  • First Prize, Business Plan Competition Gray Sells, Chameli Devi Group of Institutions, India, 2010
  • Honorable Mention at Electronics Junkyard Competition, Truba College of Eng., India, 2009
  • Second Prize, National Robotics Competition IEEE TECH VISTA, SVITS, India, 2007
  • Cultural Secretary, St. Paul's Higher Secondary School, India, 2006-2007


  • Journals:
  • J1. Po-Yi Wu, Wai-Kei Mak, Ting-Chi Wang, Cheng Zhuo, Kassan Unda, and Yiyu Shi, A Routing Framework for Technology Migration with Bump Encroachment, "Integration, the VLSI Journal", 2017

  • Conferences:
  • C1. K. Unda, et.al., CN-SIM: A Cycle-Accurate Full System Power Delivery Noise Simulator, Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, 2017
  • C2. C.Zhuo, K.Unda, et.al., A Novel Cross-Layer Framework for Early-Stage Power Delivery and Architecture Co-Exploration, IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference, 2016 (Best Paper Nomination)
  • C3. K. Unda, Ali Mohammadkhah, Kwang-Man Lee, Delbert E. Day, Matthew J. O'Keefe, and Chang-Soo Kim, Sensor substrates based on biodegradable glass materials, Sensors, 2016 IEEE

  • Posters:
  • P1. Inorganic Biodegradable Implantable Devices, Graduate Research Showcase, 2014
  • P2. Cycle Accurate Instruction Level Noise Simulator for SOC’s, IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference, 2015
  • P3. Resonance Virus: Concept, Theory and Applications AFCEA 2016 Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence (C4I) and Cyber Conference

  • MS Thesis (Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2014 )
  • Inorganic Biodegradable Devices for Temporary Implants
  • Advisior: Dr. Chang Soo Kim