- Energy-Efficient System Design
- Accelerator for Computer Vision & Machine Learning Applications
- Security Verification & Pre-Silicon Debug
- VLSI Testing & Post-Silicon Debug
 P. Behnam and M. Bojnordi, “RedCache: Reduced DRAM Caching,” 57’th IEEE International Conference on Design Automation Conference (DAC), USA, 2020.
 M. Bojnordi and P. Behnam, “Emerging Hardware Technologies for AI & IoT,” Book Chapter of "Intelligent Internet of Things," F. Firouzi and K. Chakrabarty (editors), Springer, 2019.
 P. Behnam and M. Bojnordi, “STFL-DDR: Improving the Energy-Efficiency of Memory Interface,” IEEE Transaction on Computers (TC), 2020. (Featured Paper of the Month)
 P. Behnam and M. Bojnordi, “STFL: Energy-Efficient Cache Interface using Slow Transition Fast Level Signaling,” 56’th IEEE International Conference on Design Automation Conference (DAC), USA, 2019.
 P. Behnam and M.Bojnordi, "Optical Memory Systems," ACM SIGARCH Blog Article, 2019.
 P. Behnam, A. Chowdhury, N. Rauniyar, N. Sedaghati, and M. Bojnordi, “XCache: Energy- Efficient In-Package Cache Architecture using 3D-stacked Memeristive Crosspoint,” 55’t ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, Work-in-Progress Session(DAC-WIP), USA, 2018.
 P. Behnam, A. Chowdhury, and M. Bojnordi, “R-Cache: A Highly Set-Associative In-Package Cache using Memristive Arrays,” 36’th IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), USA, 2018.
 P. Behnam, N.Sedaghati, and M. Bojnordi, “Adaptive Time-based Encoding for Energy-Efficient Large Cache Architectures,” 5’th ACM Workshop on Energy Efficient Supercomputing held in conjunction with SC (E2SC), USA, 2017.
 P. Behnam, S. Taheri, and B. Alizadeh, “Improving Thermal-aware Placement and Routing in 3D FPGAs,” 10’th International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConFig), Mexico, 2015 (Accepted).
 P. Behnam*, G. Yuan*, Y. Cai, A. Shafiee, J. Fu, Z. Liao, Z. Li, X. Ma, J. Deng, J. Wang, M. Bojnordi, Y. Wang, and C. Ding, "TinyADC: Peripheral Circuit-aware Weight Pruning Framework for Mixed-signal DNN Accelerators," 27'th Annual Design, Automation, and Test in Europe Conference (DATE), 2021. [*co-first authors]
 P. Behnam and M.Bojnordi, "A potential replacement for IEEE-754," ACM SIGARCH Blog Article, 2020.
 S. Taheri, P. Behnam, E. Bozorgzadeh, A. Veidenbaum, and A. Nicolau, “AFFIX: Automatic Acceleration Framework for FPGA Implementation of OpenVX Vision Algorithm,” 27’th ACM International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), USA, 2019.
 S. Taheri, J. Heo, P. Behnam, J. Chen, A. Veidenbaum, and A. Nicolau, “Acceleration Framework for FPGA Implementation of OpenVX Graph Pipelines,” 26’th IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), USA, 2018.
 Y. Rupesh, P. Behnam, G.Pandla, M. Miryala, and M. Bojnord, “Accelerating k-Medians Clustering Using a Novel 4T-4R RRAM Cell,” in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems (TVLSI), 2018.
 P. Behnam*, E. Nikahd*, and R. Sameni, “High-Speed Hardware Implementation of Fixed and Run-time Variable Window Length 1-D Median Filters,” in IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II (TCAS-II), 2016. [*co-first authors]
 P. Behnam, “ Validation of Hardware Security and Trust: A Survey,” arXiv: 801.00649, 2018.
 P. Behnam, B. Alizadeh, S. Taheri, “Automated Formal Equivalence Verification of Pipelined Nested Loops in Datapath Designs,” arXiv: 1712.09818, 2017.
 P. Behnam, B. Alizadeh, S.Taheri, and M. Fujita, “Formally Analyzing Fault Tolerance in Datapath Designs Using Equivalence Checking,” 21’ st IEEE Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), Macao, China, 2016.
 B. Alizadeh, P. Behnam, and S. Sadeghi Kohan, “A Scalable Formal Debugging Approach with Auto-Correction Capability based on Static Slicing and Dynamic Ranking for RTL Datapath Designs,” in IEEE Trans. on Computers (TC), 2015.
 P. Behnam, and B. Alizadeh, “In-circuit Mutation-based Automatic Correction of Certain Design Errors Using SAT Mechanisms,” 24’th IEEE Asian Test Symposium (ATS), India, 2015.
 P. Behnam, B. Alizadeh, and Z. Navabi, “Automatic Correction of Certain Design Errors Using Mutation Technique,” 19’th IEEE European Test Symposium (ETS), Germany, 2014.
 S. Sadeghi, P. Behnam, B. Alizadeh, M. Fujita, and Z. Navabi, “Improving Polynomial Datapath Debugging with HEDs,”19’th IEEE European Test Symposium (ETS), Germany, 2014.
 H. Haghbayan, B. Alizadeh, P. Behnam, and S. Safari, “Formal Verification and Debugging of Array Dividers With Auto-correction Mechanism,” 27’th IEEE VLSI Design Conference (VLSID), India, 2014.
 B. Alizadeh, and P. Behnam, “Formal Equivalence Verification and Debugging Techniques with Auto-Correction Mechanism for RTL Designs,” in Elsevier Microprocessor and Microsystems - Embedded Hardware Design (MICPRO), 2013.
 P. Behnam, B. Alizadeh, Z. Navabi, and M. Fujita, “Mutation-Based Debugging Technique with Auto-Correction Mechanism for RTL Designs,” 8’th IEEE International Workshop of Silicon Debug and Diagnosis (SDD), in Conjunction with ITC’12, 2012.
 F. Zokaee, H. Sabaghian-Bidgoli, V. Janfaza, P. Behnam, and Z. Navabi, “ A novel SAT-based ATPG approach for transition delay faults,” 19’th IEEE International High-Level Design Validation and Test Workshop (HLDVT), USA, 2017.
 H. Sabaghian-Bidgoli, P. Behnam, B. Alizadeh, and Z.Navabi, “Reducing Search Space for Fault Diagnosis: A Probability-Based Scoring Approach,” 15’th IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), Germany, 2017.
 V. Janfaza, P. Behnam, B. Forouzandeh, B. Alizadeh, “A Low-power Enhanced Bitmask-dictionary Scheme for Test Data Compression,” 12’th IEEE Symposium on Very Large Scale Integration (ISVLSI), USA, 2014.
 P. Behnam, S. Sabaghian-Bidgoli, B. Alizadeh, K. Mohajerani, and Z. Navabi, “A Probabilistic Approach for Counterexample Generation to Aid Design Debugging,” 11’th IEEE East-West Design and Test Symposium (EWDTS), Russia, 2013.
 V. Janfaza, B. Forouzandeh, P. Behnam, and M. Najafi, “ Hybrid History-based Test Overlapping to Reduce Test Application Time,” 11’th IEEE East-West Design and Test Symposium (EWDTS), Russia, 2013.
Automatic Informant System for Doorbell by Telephone Call P. Behnam, M. Montaseri, and Sh. Jafari, Iran Patent 64803. Approved by Intellectual Property (IP) Organization, Shiraz-Branch, Iran.