Contact Information

Dominic F. DiTomaso

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Ohio University
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Athens, OH 45701

Advisor: Dr. Avinash Karanth Kodi

WiNoC Research Group

Email: dd292006[at]ohio[dot]edu

Education

PhD.: Electrical Engineering, 2015
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
GPA: 3.8
Dissertation Title: Reactive and Proactive Fault-Tolerant Network-on-Chip Architectures using Machine Learning (Advisor: Dr. Avinash Kodi)

M.S.: Electrical Engineering, 2012
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
GPA: 3.8
Thesis Title: Improving Energy Efficiency of Network-on-Chips Using Emerging Wireless Technology and Router Optimizations (Advisor: Dr. Avinash Kodi)

B.S.: Electrical Engineering, 2010
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
GPA: 3.8
Major: Computer Engineering

Work Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher
Ohio University, Athens, OH (October 2015-Present)
-Full teaching responsibilities of an undergraduate computer organization course. Topics include: MIPS ISA, computer arithmetic, Verilog, processor data and control path, pipelining, and caches.
-Additional responsibilities include researching emerging technologies in computer architecture, fault-tolerance, security, wireless and photonic interconnects, and GPUs.
-Leading a research group of undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students.
-Researching and writing grants, conference, and journal papers.

Research Assistant
Ohio University, Athens, OH (Summer 2010-Summer 2015)
Advisor: Avinash Kodi
-Researching wireless interconnects, network-on-chip (NoC), fault-tolerance, and computer architecture.
-Leading the research team of graduate and undergraduate students.
-Evaluating power and performance using tools such as Synopsys Design Compiler, C based NETSIM/YACSIM and C++ based SIMICS/GEMS.

Efficient Cache Partitioning Schemes
Oracle Labs, Austin, TX (June 2014-August 2014)
Mentored by Herb Schwetman and Alan Wood
-Used Gem5 to design and model a detailed cache partitioning design.

Design of a High-Radix, Event-Driven Router Model
Oracle Labs, Austin, TX (June 2013-August 2013)
Mentored by Herb Schwetman, Pranay Koka, and Alan Wood
-Developed a detailed router model to evaluate network power, area, and performance.

Publications

Journal Publications:

TC Resilient and Power-Efficient Multi-Function Channel Buffers in Network-on-Chip Architectures
  Dominic DiTomaso, Avinash Kodi, Ahmed Louri, and Razvan Bunescu
  IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 64, no 12, pp. 3555-3568, December 2015.

TPDS A-WiNoC: Adaptive Wireless Network-on-Chips (NoCs) Architecture for Future Multicores
  Dominic DiTomaso, Avinash Kodi, David W. Matolak, Savas Kaya, Soumyasanta Laha, and William Rayess
  IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 26, no. 12, pp. 3289-3302, December 2015.

TCAD A New Frontier in Ultra-low Power Wireless Links: Network-on-Chip and Chip-to-Chip Interconnects
  Soumyasanta Laha, Savas Kaya, David W. Matolak, William Rayess, Dominic DiTomaso, and Avinash Kodi
  IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 186-198, February 2015.  

T-VLSI Extending the Energy-Efficiency and Performance with Channel Buffers, Crossbars and Topology Analysis for NoCs
  Dominic DiTomaso, Randy Morris, Avinash Kodi, Ashwini Sarathy, and Ahmed Louri
  IEEE Transactions on VLSI, vol. 2l, no. 11, pp. 2141-2154, November 2013.  

M-WC  Wireless Networks-on-Chips: Architecture, Wireless Channel, and Devices
  David Matolak, Avinash Kodi, Savas Kaya, Dominic DiTomaso, Soumyasanta Laha, and William Rayess
  IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Special Issue on Wireless Communications at the Nanoscale, October 2012.

OCA JOCN SPRINT: Scalable Photonic Switching Fabric for High-Performance Computing
  Brian Neel, Randy Morris, Dominic DiTomaso, and Avinash Kodi
  Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 4, issue 9, pp. A38-A47, September 2012.

Conference Publications:

MICRO'16 Dynamic Error Mitigation in NoCs using Intelligent Prediction Techniques
  Dominic DiTomaso, Travis Boraten, Avinash Kodi, and Ahmed Lorui
  accepted to appear in The 49th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, 2016.

OIC'16 Energy Efficient Optical Network-on-Chip Architecture for Heterogeneous Multicores
  Scott Van Winkle, Dominic DiTomaso, Matt Kennedy, and Avinash Kodi
  Optical Interconnects Conference, 2016.

GLVLSI'16 Secure Model Checkers for Network-on-Chip (NoCs) Architectures
  Travis Boraten, Dominic DiTomaso, and Avinash Kodi
  26th ACM Great Lakes VLSI Symposium, 2016.

NANOCOM'15 Kilocore Wireless Network-on-Chips (NoCs) Architecture
  Avinash Kodi, Ashif Sikder, Dominic DiTomaso, David Matolak, Savas Kaya, Soumyasanta Laha and William Rayess
  2nd ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NanoCom), Boston, Massachusetts, Sept 21-22, 2015.

HPCA’14  QORE: A Fault Tolerant Network-on-Chip Architecture with Power-Efficient Quad-Function Channel (QFC) Buffers
  Dominic DiTomaso, Avinash Kodi, and Ahmed Louri
  The 20th IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA-2014), February 2014.

MWSCAS’13 On Ultra-short Wireless Interconnects for NoCs and SoCs: Bridging the ‘THz Gap’
  Savas Kaya, Soumyasanta Saha, Dominic DiTomaso, Avinash Kodi, David W. Matolak, and William Rayess
  56th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits & Systems (MWSCAS), Columbus, Ohio, August 4-7, 2013.

HPPAC’13 Design of a Concentrated Torus Topology with Channel Buffers and Efficient Crossbars in NoCs
  Dominic DiTomaso, Randy Morris, Evan Jolley, Ashwini Sarathy, Ahmed Louri, and Avinash Kodi
  The Ninth Workshop on High-Performance, Power-Aware Computing, Boston, Massachusetts, May 20, 2013.

NOCS’13 Energy-efficient Adaptive Wireless NoCs Architecture
  Dominic DiTomaso, Avinash Kodi, David Matolak, Savas Kaya, Soumyasanta Laha, and William Rayess
  7th International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip, Tempe, Arizona, April 21-24, 2013.

WAMICON’13 A 60 GHz tunable LNA in 32 nm Double Gate MOSFET for a Wireless NoC Architecture
  Soumyasanta Laha, Savas Kaya, Avinash Kodi, Dominic DiTomaso, and David Matolak
  IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, April 7-9, 2013.

MWSCAS’12 Evaluation and Performance Analysis of Energy Efficient Wireless NoC Architecture
  Dominic DiTomaso, Soumyasanta Laha, Avinash Kodi, Savas Kaya, and David Matolak
  55th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Boise, Idaho, August 5-8, 2012.

MWSCAS’12 Evaluation of Fault Tolerant Channel Buffers for Improving Reliability in NoCs
  Dominic DiTomaso, Travis Boraten, Avinash Kodi, and Ahmed Louri
  55th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Boise, Idaho, August 5-8, 2012.

NEWCAS’12 Energy-Efficient Modulation for a Wireless Network-on-Chip Architecture
  Dominic DiTomaso, Soumyasanta Laha, Savas Kaya, David Matolak, and Avinash Kodi
  10th IEEE International NEWCAS Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 17-20, 2012.

IGCC’12 Power-Efficient Photonic Network for Many-core Architectures
  Brian Neel, Randy Morris, Dominic DiTomaso, and Avinash Kodi
  Workshop on Lighter-than-Green Dependable Multicore Architectures, June 5, 2012.

HPPAC’12 Energy-Efficient, Fault-Tolerant Unified Buffer and Bufferless Crossbar Architecture for NoCs
  Yixuan Zhang, Randy Morris, Dominic DiTomaso, and Avinash Kodi
  Workshop on High-Performance Power-Aware Computing, May 21-25, 2012.

ICCAD’11 Co-Design of Channel Buffers and Crossbar Organizations in NoCs Architectures
  Avinash Karanth Kodi, Randy Morris, Dominic DiTomaso, Ashwini Sarathy, and Ahmed Louri
  IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Nov 6-10, 2011.

HOTI’11 iWISE: Inter-router Wireless Scalable Express Channels for Network-on-Chips (NoCs) Architecture
  Dominic DiTomaso, Avinash Karanth Kodi, Savas Kaya and David Matolak
  19th Annual IEEE Symposium on High-Performance Interconnects (Hot Interconnects), Santa Clara, California, Aug 24-26, 2011.

Computer Skills

Programming Languages: C/C++, Java, Verilog, VHDL, Python, Assembly
Operation Systems: Windows, Linux, Unix, Solaris
Applications: Active-HDL, Cadence Tools, Synopsys Tools, Xilinx, AutoCAD, MATLAB, LATEX, Multisim, GEM5, NETSIM/YACSIM, DSENT

Honors and Awards

G.E. Smith and G.V. Smith Memorial Award 2014
Stocker Research Fellowship (Ph.D.) 2012-2014
2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention
Outstanding Senior in Computer Engineering Award (2009-2010)
Outstanding Junior in Computer Engineering Award (2008-2009)

Research Interests

Computer Architecture
Network-on-Chips (NoCs)
Wireless Interconnects
Fault Tolerance

Talks and Presentations

Dominic DiTomaso, Avinash Kodi, and Ahmed Louri
"QORE: A Fault Tolerant Network-on-Chip Architecture with Power-Efficient Quad-Function Channel (QFC) Buffers"
Orlando, Florida, February 16-19, 2014.
The 20th IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA-2014)

Dominic DiTomaso, Avinash Kodi, David Matolak, Savas Kaya, Soumyasanta Laha, and William Rayess
"Energy-efficient Adaptive Wireless NoCs Architecture"
Tempe, Arizona, April 21-24, 2013
7th International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS'13)

Dominic DiTomaso, Travis Boraten, Avinash Kodi, and Ahmed Louri
"Evaluation of Fault Tolerant Channel Buffers for Improving Reliability in NoCs"
Boise, Idaho, August 5-8, 2012
55th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems

Dominic DiTomaso, Avinash Karanth Kodi, Savas Kaya and David Matolak
"iWISE: Inter-router Wireless Scalable Express Channels for Network-on-Chips (NoCs) Architecture"
Santa Clara, California, Aug 24, 2011
19th Annual IEEE Symposium on High-Performance Interconnects (Hot Interconnects)

Poster Presentations

Dominic DiTomaso, Avinash Kodi, and Ahmed Louri
"QORE: A Fault Tolerant Network-on-Chip Architecture with Power-Efficient Multi-Function Channel Buffers"
Ohio University, April 10, 2014
Student Research and Creative Activity Expo
2nd Place Award

Dominic DiTomaso, Soumyasanta Laha, Avinash Kodi, Savas Kaya, and David Matolak
"Evaluation and Performance Analysis of Energy Efficient Wireless NoC Architecture"
Boise, Idaho, August 5-8, 2012
55th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems

Dominic DiTomaso, Avinash Karanth Kodi, Savas Kaya and David Matolak
"iWISE: Inter-router Wireless Scalable Express Channels for Network-on-Chips (NoCs) Architecture"
Ohio University, May 3, 2012
Student Research and Creative Activity Expo

Committee and Leadership

Secretary of IEEE (2010-2011)
Secretary of Eta Kappa Nu Honors Fraternity (2009-2010)