May 20, 2011
ECE Professors Radu and Diana Marculescu, former Ph.D. student Umit Ogras and former ECE post-doc Eun Gu Jung have earned the 2011 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society VLSI Transactions Best Paper Award. The award recognizes the best paper published in the Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems publication and is based on general quality, originality, contributions, subject matter and timeliness.
Their paper, "Design and Management of Voltage-Frequency Island Partitioned Networks-on-Chip," demonstrated how to incorporate a complete control-theoretic approach for fine-grain power management in single-chip multicore platforms with support for multiple voltage and frequency islands. While industrial designs like Intel's single-chip cloud computer can already implement this idea, the paper also defined a new line of research on optimal power management techniques for future multicore systems. This work is rooted in Ogras' Carnegie Mellon Ph.D. thesis, which received the Best Dissertation Award from the European Design and Automation Association in 2008.
This award was announced at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) in Rio de Janeiro earlier this month. For a list of past recipients, visit http://ieee-cas.org/vlsi-transactions-best-paper-award/.