Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics

Lecture Course "Chip Design"

Summer Term 2022

Module V4C3 and MA-INF 1202

This course is part of the Master's Programs in Mathematics and Computer Science. Basic knowledge in combinatorial optimization is required.

Chip design is one of the most interesting application areas of mathematics. We discuss theory and practice. Many applications of combinatorial optimization will be shown. Recent theory, algorithms, and implications of new chip technologies will be discussed. The course covers topics in Boolean circuit optimization, placement, timing optimization, and routing.

This course is in English. Many topics and references can also be found in:

See also here for further reading.

Class Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15-13:45.
Exercise Class: 2 hours, by appointment.

Prof. Dr. S. Held