Towards Emerging System/Circuit/Device Co-Design Science and Technologies

Tetsuya Asai

Professor (LALSIE), VIce Dean, IST, Hokkaido University (Concurrent posts: Education and Research Center for Mathematical and Data Science / Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligencem and Neuroscience, Hokkaido University)
Office: IST, M-BLDG, 2F, Room M206 (TEL: +81 11-706-6080, FAX: +81 11-706-7890)
E-mail: asai at

Research Topics

My research interests concentrate on integrated nano-systems exploiting innovative circuit/device co-design science and technologies, to develop "device-aware" circuits and systems that naturally utilize essential properties of emerging nano materials and devices, through interdisciplinary technologies and studies on semiconductor physics, integrated circuit engineering, information science, nonlinear theory and its applications, neural science, etc. For example, I am handling1) emerging research architectures for nano CMOS, single electron/molecule devices, emerging memory devices (memristors), etc., 2) emerging circuit/device co-design architectures for deep learning, neuromorphic computing, nonlinear analog computing, beyond Neumann computing, 3) functional imaging and novel image processing as well as its integrated circuit systems, and so on.

Academic Societies

  1. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  2. The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)
  3. Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)
  4. Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS)
  5. Research Institute of Signal Processing (RISP)
  6. The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI)
  7. The Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging (JIEP)


  1. Environment and People; 2030: An Electronics Odyssey (undergraduate school)
  2. Integrated Circuit Technology (undergraduate school)
  3. Digital Circuit Design (undergraduate school)
  4. Advanced Integrated Circuits and Systems (undergraduate school)
  5. Exercise in Electrical and Electronic Engineering III (undergraduate school)
  6. Integrated Infomation Processing (graduate school)

Doctoral Thesis

  • Analog Integrated Circuits for Motion Detection and Visual Tracking Circuits based on Biological Vision Systems (Toyohashi University of Technology)
    (edited by SIPEC / original)