Dr. Wangyang Zhang Wins 2014 ACM SIGDA Award


March 27, 2014

ECE PhD Wangyang Zhang has won the 2014 ACM SIGDA Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award in Electronic Design Automation for his dissertation entitled “IC Spatial Variation Modeling: Algorithms and Applications.” The award is given each year to the outstanding PhD dissertation that makes the most substantial contribution to the theory and/or application in the field of electronic design automation. Dr. Zhang was co-advised by Associate Professor Xin Li and Adjunct Professor Rob Rutenbar.

Through his PhD research, Dr. Zhang developed a theoretical framework, referred to as Virtual Probe (VP), to model the spatial variations of nanoscale integrated circuits at the wafer or die level with a theoretically-guaranteed minimum set of measurement data. His work has been successfully applied to a number of practical applications, including post-silicon validation and tuning, integrated circuit testing and manufacture process modeling.

Dr. Zhang will accept the award, including a certificate and a check for $1,000, at the Design Automation Conference in June in San Francisco.


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