Research Scientist (Engineer), JoAnn Paul received an honorable mention by audience acclaim for her paper, "Programmer's Views of SoCs" at the first International Conference on Hardware/Software Co-design and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS). The conference is a merger of two large international symposia on hardware/software codesign and system synthesis and was held October 1-3 in Newport Beach, CA.
Larry Pileggi, Director of the Center for Silicon System Implementation, was named as the first recipient of the Tanoto Professorship of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Larry's research is in the area of integrated circuit design and CAD simulation, specifically in interconnect modeling, and he is considered one of the top people in this area internationally. He joined the ECE faculty in 1996 and has served as the director of CSSI since 2001.
Herman Schmit, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, won the Michal Servit Best Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications for "Extra-Dimensional Island-Style FPGAs." The conference was held September 1-3 in Lisbon, Portugal.
CSSI students, Smriti Gupta and Fang Fang won Best Paper Awards at TECHCON 2003. Smriti Gupta won Best paper in CADT: Design Verification Session for "Towards Formal Verification of Analog and Mixed-Signal Designs." Fang Fang won Best Paper in System Design Session for "Efficient Static Analysis of Fixed-Point Error in DSP Applications via Affine Arithmetic Modeling."
Peng Li and Larry Pileggi won Best Paper Award for their paper, "NORM: Compact Model Order Reduction of Weakly Nonlinear Systems," Proc. of IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference June 2003. The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the premier Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and silicon solution event. Over 10,000 people participated in this year's conference in Anaheim, California.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate students Shelley Chen and Padmini Gopalakrishnan received a Master's Scholarship and a Graduate Fellowship from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) for outstanding academic achievement and microelectronics research. Their awards include tuition, a living stipend, an annual gift to the ECE Department, networking opportunities, and travel expenses to the Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas. Chen's advisor is Babak Falsafi, assistant professor of ECE and CS. Larry Pileggi, professor of ECE and director of the Center for Silicon System Implementation, advises Gopalakrishnan.
Diana Marculescu, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a Technical Leadership Award from the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group in Design Automation (ACM-SIGDA) for her work on the organizing committee of the SIGDA Ph.D. Forum at the Design Automation Conference on June 3. Marculescu will have a tutorial on "Partially Asynchronous Microprocessors" at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture, the premier conference in computer architecture research, in San Diego, California.
Radu Marculescu, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his Ph.D. student, Jingcao Hu, won the 2003 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE) Best Paper Award in the Design Methods category for their work, "Exploiting the Routing Flexibility for Energy/Performance Aware Mapping of Regular NoC Architectures."
Randal E. Bryant, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; President's Professor and Department Head of Computer Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest distinctions and engineer can achieve. He was elected to the prestigious and highly selective Academy for his contributions to the fields of symbolic simulation and logic verification of digital circuitry.
"Towards On-Chip Fault-Tolerant Communication" by Tudor Dumitras, Sam Kerner, and Radu Marculescu won Best Paper Award at the 2003 Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference.