The research in Advanced Chip Testing Laboratory (ACTL) is focused on developing data-mining techniques for improving the operation, design, manufacturing and testing of integrated systems. This paradigm rests on the fact that integrated systems may fail due to various reasons, such as manufacturing imperfection, wear-out failure, and hacker attacks.
The Advanced Chip Test Laboratory (ACTL) at Carnegie Mellon University develops and implements data-mining techniques for improving the operation, design, manufacturing and testing of integrated systems. Our research involves data-mining algorithm development, data analysis, chip design and fabrication in collaboration with various industrial partners that currently include IBM, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, CISCO Systems, Intel, GlobalFoundries, and ARM. The founder and head of ACTL is Prof. Shawn Blanton.