June 8, 2007
Several faculty members from the ECE Department won awards at the 44th Annual IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) on June 4-8 in San Diego. DAC is the premier electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solution event.
Rob Rutenbar won the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Industrial Pioneer Award, Randal Bryant received the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award, and Donald Thomas won an ACM/SIGDA Distinguished Service Award. Radu and Diana Marculescu's paper on "Voltage-Frequency Island Partitioning for GALS-based Networks-on-Chip" was nominated for a Best Paper Award; the research was co-authored with ECE graduate students Umit Ogras and Puru Choudhary. Only 15 papers were nominated out of the 161 manuscripts accepted (713 were submitted).
Diana Marculescu served as the ACM/SIGDA representative on the executive committee and sat on the strategic planning and the tutorial committees; she was also on the program committee along with Radu Marculescu and Rob Rutenbar.
Many of our alumni have remained friends and colleagues over the decades, and during the Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) alumni and friends reception at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina on June 5, guests enjoyed catching up with old friends. Our Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) liaisons are also invited to the gathering.