ECE Student Work Receives Best Paper Award


October 6, 2011

A paper authored by ECE Ph.D. students Gokce Keskin and Jonathan Proesel, along with Tanoto Professor of ECE Larry Pileggi, earned the Best Student Paper Award at the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) for 2010. The 2011 CICC conference, held recently in San Jose, Calif., honored the winners from the previous year. Their paper, "Statistical Modeling and Post Manufacturing Configuration for Scaled Analog CMOS," presents a novel statistical element selection (SES) method to address the mismatch issues for scaled analog circuits. Their proposed SES method was demonstrated to achieve an order of magnitude better matching than both redundancy and Pelgrom-model sizing given the same core circuit area. Keskin, who recently graduated, accepted the award at the 2011 conference's keynote session. For more on the CICC, visit

Gokce Keskin (top) and Jonathan Proesel (bottom).

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