January 30, 2013
ECE Professor Radu Marculescu and ECE Ph.D. alumnus Jingcao Hu have earned the 10-Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award from the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) for their work, "Energy-Aware Mapping for Tile-Based NoC Architectures Under Performance Constraints." Established in 2012 with support from the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation, the award honors the most influential paper presented at the ASP-DAC conference a decade earlier.
Marculescu's paper, presented at ASP-DAC in 2003, is the very first to formally address the problem of energy-aware automatic mapping of IPs/cores onto a generic multicore platform where communication happens via the network-on-chip architecture. Over the years, it has greatly influenced follow-up work in academia and industry.
The award was presented earlier this month at ASP-DAC 2013 in Yokohama, Japan.