Hardware, Software, Wetware, Co-Design Research




Design Automation

Software tools make synthetic biology more effective by integrating concepts from electronic design automation into the specification, design, and assembly of complex biological systems.

Interdisciplinary Approach

CIDAR is composed of a diverse team of undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and research staff from a range of programming, engineering and scientific backgrounds.

Mixed Purpose Workspaces

With both Computational and Wetlab facilities, CIDAR has workspaces for software development and biological engineering research across multiple  departments at Boston University.

Latest News

DAFD paper is published in Nature Communications

DAFD is the first microfluidic design automation software to deliver a user-specified performance using machine learning. DAFD can be used for performance prediction, design automation, and tolerance prediction of flow-focusing droplet generators. The paper accompanying this tool has been published in Nature Communications: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-20284-z. DAFD online tool can be accessed at: http://dafdcad.org/. DAFD is open-source and available at: https://github.com/CIDARLAB/DAFD

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