Prof. Naresh R. Shanbhag leads the VLSI Information Processing Systems (ViPS) Group at the University of Illinois, which is engaged in designing low-power and high-performance digital integrated circuits and systems for multimedia communications. The performance and reliability of large-scale integrated microsystems are the result of a complex interplay among the algorithm, architecture, logic and circuit style, and technology. The complexity and diversity of this interaction has already reached unmanageable proportions. The goal of the ViPS group is to unravel this complex tapestry in an analytical manner so as to enable 'smart' design of reliable information processing systems-on-a-chip. Particular topics of research include communication and digital signal processing algorithms, architecture and digital integrated circuit design, low-power/high-performance digital integrated circuit design, design of reliable integrated microsystems in deep submicron technologies, exploration of the limits of reliable computation in the presence of deep submicron noise, and design methodologies for complex systems-on-a-chip.