CSSI Participates in DAC; Hosts Alumni & Friends Reception


June 8, 2004

Several faculty and students from the Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) participated in the 41th Annual IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) on June 7-11 in San Diego, again hosting an alumni and friends reception. DAC is the premier electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solution event; over 11,000 people attended.

ECE graduate students Zhong Xiu and James Ma's paper, "Large-Scale Placement by Grid-Warping," was nominated as one of the sixteen best paper candidates out of 163 submissions. The report was co-authored by CSSI alumni Suzanne Fowler and Rob Rutenbar, Jatras Professor of ECE, Professor of CS, and Director of the Center for Circuit & System Solutions (C2S2).

During the CSSI reception at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina on June 8, guests enjoyed good food and conversation and a unique opportunity for a private session with a palm reader who predicted everyone's future in electronic design automation.

CSSI's contributions to the conference proceedings included:

  • "Adaptive Data Partitioning for Ambient Multimedia" ECE faculty: Radu Marculescu
    ECE graduate student: Xiaoping Hu
  • "CHIME: Coupled Hierarchical Inductance Model Evaluation" ECE faculty: Larry Pileggi
    ECE graduate student: Satrajit Gupta
  • "DyAD - Smart Routing for Networks-on-Chip" ECE faculty: Radu Marculescu
    ECE graduate student: Jingcao Hu
  • "Enabling Energy Efficiency in Via-Patterned Gate Array Devices" Former ECE faculty: Herman Schmit
    ECE graduate student: Reed Taylor
  • "A Frequency Relaxation Approach for Analog/RF System-Level Simulation" ECE faculty: Larry Pileggi
    ECE graduate students: Xin Li, Yang Xu, Peng Li, and Padmini Gopalakrishnan
  • "High Level Cache Simulation for Heterogeneous Multiprocessors" ECE faculty: Joann Paul and Donald Thomas
    ECE graduate student: Joshua Pieper
    Co-authors: Alain Mellan and Faraydon Karim of ST Microelectronics
  • "Multiple Constant Multiplication by Time-Multiplexed Mapping of Addition Chains" ECE faculty: James Hoe and Markus Pueschel
    Co-author: Peter Tummeltshammer, Computer Science, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • "ORACLE: Optimization with Recourse of Analog Circuits Including Layout Extraction" ECE faculty: Larry Pileggi
    ECE graduate student: Yang Xu
    Co-author: Stephen Boyd, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • "A SAT-Based Algorithm for Reparameterization in Symbolic Simulation" ECE faculty: Edmund Clarke
    CS graduate students: Pankaj Chauhan and Daniel Kroening
  • "STAC: Statistical Timing Analysis with Correlation" ECE faculty: Larry Pileggi
    ECE graduate students: Jiayong Le and Xin Li
  • "A Synthesis Flow Toward Fast Parasitic Closure for Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits" ECE faculty: L. Richard Carley, Ronald Rohrer, and Rob Rutenbar
    ECE graduate student: Gang Zhang
    CSSI alumni: Aykut Dengi

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