June 6, 2013
At this year's 50th anniversary banquet of ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference , six CMU/CSSI current faculty were recognized with a record number of 21 awards for their scientific and technical contribution throughout the half-century long history of the flagship conference. Including past CSSI members and alumni, the number of awards reaches 26, with a distant second at less than 20 for UC Berkeley. Leading the group is Don Thomas, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who has received six awards, including a DAC top 10 author in third decade, prolific author award, and service award for creating the University Booth. Larry Pileggi (Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Randy Bryant (Professor of Computer Science and by courtesy, Electrical and Computer Engineering) were also recognized at the anniversary banquet by five awards, including DAC prolific author awards for both, DAC top 10 author (Pileggi) and most citations for a DAC paper (Bryant). Other ECE faculty recognized at the ceremony include Dan Siewiorek (Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering), Diana Marculescu (Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Xin Li (Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering) who received DAC prolific author awards (Siewiorek, Li) and service award for creating the Student Research Competition (Marculescu).