The purpose of electronic systems testing is to ensure that the manufactured product is error-free. Due to the evolution of VLSI chips and the complexity of embedded systems, today’s testing is costly and time consuming. On the other hand it is worthwhile to spend time and extra cost to ensure an error-free product, as the cost of not detecting a fault could be disastrous or more expensive causing human, economical or environmental losses. We cannot imagine a chip, which is targeted for safety critical applications such as avionics to get into the hand of user without being tested.
My research goal is to develop methods and tools to standardize testing and verification at the production stage. The aim is also to link back the testing and verification processes to the design stage and drive the issue of Design for Testability (DFT).
If this process can be standardized and entered as a parameter early in the design chain, there will be a potential for big savings.
By developing an Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), which is general, and whose performance and interface are known already at the design stage, this equipment can be used as a parameter in the design phase.
The research aims also to develop standards for requirements testing and link back the impact this may have on the process.
Academic principal: Jerker Delsing
I was born and raised in Morocco in a city called Khouribga, which is located 120 Km from Casablanca.
Between 1994 and 1996 I have done a University Diploma in Electronics (D.U.T) at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (Morocco). As thesis work for this study program, I designed and implemented a light control system via Infrared using a single purpose processor. After graduation I was hired by a Belgian cable manufacturer (CWA) to support the technical department.
Between 1998 and 2002 I have done a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Information Technology at Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Finland). During the period I was awarded the Nokia scholarship. While studying I was hired by a Finnish company (Delfin Technologies Ltd) as an embedded systems engineer where I carried out my thesis work. During the thesis work, I designed partially and implemented fully a 300 MHz Lipometer, including the user interface SW that communicates with all company products.
In 2003, I joined Lionbridge Ltd in Finland as a SW test engineer for Nokia S60 platform. I was promoted to SW test coordinator for Nokia products in 2004. During the time I introduced automation tools to the company processes.
Between 2007 and 2009 I have done my Master in Embedded Systems at Jönköping University (Sweden). My Master’s thesis examines low power design techniques for FPGAs, ASICs and programmable processors. It also surveys the power estimation methods. During the thesis work, I produced an academic paper, which has been presented in the FPGAWorld conference in Stockholm.
Between 2009 and 2014 I have done my Ph.D. in Industrial Electronics, during the time, I proposed a contactless and powerless test solutions for conventional and state of the art printed circuit boards.
I enjoy music, swimming, fishing and traveling when I can afford it.
Practicing violin for folk songs is one of my favorite things after work, such as MetsäKukkia, Emma Walz and Vem Kan Segla...
I speak Arabic, French, English and Finnish.
Other Research Interests
- Low Power/Energy Design
- Reconfigurable Computing