September 15, 2003
Memo from CIT Dean John Anderson:
Please join me in extending congratulations to Larry Pileggi, who has been named as the first recipient of the Tanoto Professorship of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Larry joined the ECE faculty in 1996, and has served as director of the Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) since 2001. Prior to joining our faculty, he was associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Larrys research is in the area of integrated circuit design and CAD simulation, specifically interconnect modeling, and is considered one of the top people in this area internationally. One of the simulation tools that he developed, RICE, is being used by more than a dozen leading semiconductor companies. Two other tools that his research produced, PRIMA and TETA, which address reduced order interconnect modeling and transistor level timing verification are being used at Intel, IBM, and SGS Thompson. Larrys work has been directly applied to the design of the Power PC604 chip at IBM and Motorola. His research is at the cutting edge and has had a major impact on industry.
For his work, Larry has gained recognition in many forms, including an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1991), two IEEE Transactions on CAD Best Paper Awards (1991 and 1999), the SRC Technology Excellence Award (1992), SRC Invention Award (1993), and the Best Paper Award at the Design Automation Conference (2003). His other awards include the University of Texas Temple Endowed Faculty Fellowship and the University of Texas Centennial Teaching Fellowship. For his contributions to technology and teaching, Larry was elected Fellow of IEEE in 2002.
Larry has a publication record of more than 160 papers in journals and conferences and 10 awarded patents. He has also acted as co-author or editor of three books. In addition to scholarly work, Larry has made an impact on industrial practice through his consulting activities and most recently as CTO of Monterey Designs, Inc.
Larry received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983 and 1984, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon in 1989.