ECE's Ogras and Singhee win European Best Thesis Awards


February 3, 2009

ECE graduates Umit Y. Ogras and Amith Singhee have won 2008 Outstanding Dissertation Awards from the European Design Automation Association (EDAA). Each year, EDAA gives Outstanding Thesis awards across four areas related to design automation for integrated circuits and systems.

"Having Carnegie Mellon win half of these awards in one year is unprecedented," noted Rob A. Rutenbar, Singhee's thesis adviser. "Both of these contributions have already had major impact on the research community," adds Radu Marculescu, Ogras' thesis adviser.

Ogras thesis, "Modeling, Analysis and Optimization of Network-on-Chip Communication Architectures" won in the category of New Directions in Embedded System Design and Embedded Software.

Singhee's thesis, "Novel Algorithms for Fast Statistical Analysis of Scaled Circuits," won in the category of New Directions in Physical Design and Design for Manufacturing".

Each award consists of a 1000 Euro prize and a certificate that will be bestowed in April 2009 at the Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Conference in Nice, France.

Umit Y. Ogras and Amith Singhee, winners of the 2008 European Design Automation Association Outstanding Dissertation Awards.