Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award
Limor Fix - Senior Principal Engineer, Director of Academic Programs and Research (ARP), Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR
For her significant contributions in helping women advance in the field of EDA technology.
P.O. Pistilli Undergraduate Scholarships for Advancement in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
The objective of the P.O. Pistilli Scholarship program is to increase the pool of professionals in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science from under-represented groups (women, African-American, Hispanic, Native American, and physically challenged). In 1989, ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA) began providing the program. Beginning in 1993, the Design Automation Conference provided the funds for the scholarship and a volunteer committee continues to administer the program for DAC. DAC normally funds a $4000 scholarship, renewable up to five years, to graduating high school seniors.
The 2011 recipient is: Mario Morales
A. Richard Newton Graduate Scholarships
Each year the Design Automation Conference sponsors the
A. Richard Newton Graduate Scholarship to support graduate research and study in Design Automation (EDA). Each scholarship is awarded directly to a University for the Faculty Investigator to expend in direct support of the project and students named in the application. The criteria are: the quality and applicability of the proposed research; the impact of the award on the EDA program at the institution; the academic credentials of the student(s); and financial need.
This year’s scholarship goes to:
Advisor: Prof. Ayse K, Coskun - Boston Univ., Boston, MA
Student: Jie Meng - Boston Univ., Boston, MA
Project: 3D Systems for Low-Power High-Performance Computing
2010 Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to EDA
Sponsored by the EDA Consortium and IEEE Council on EDA
P.O. (Pat) Pistilli - Chairman MP Associates, Inc.
Pat Pistilli is honored for his pioneering the electronic design automation (EDA) industry and building the Design Automation Conference (DAC) as its premiere showcase and
IEEE CEDA Outstanding Service Contribution
For significant services as DAC General Chair 2010
Sachin Sapatnekar - Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award for the IEEE Transaction on CAD:
A. Singhee and R. A. Rutenbar
For Paper Titled: “Statistical Blockade: Very Fast Statistical Simulation and Modeling of Rare Circuit Events and Its Application to Memory Design,”
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Vol. 28, No. 8, pp. 1176-1189, August 2009.
ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation
For pionieering work on technology mapping for FPGA that has made significant impact to the FPGA research community and industry.
“FlowMap: an optimal technology mapping algorithm for delay optimization in lookup-table based FPGA designs”
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, January 1994, Vol. 13, Issue 1. Pages 1-12.
Jason Cong - Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA
Yuzheng “Eugene” Ding - Xilinx Inc., Longmont, CO
ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) 2011 Best Paper Award
For Paper Titled: “Cost minimization while satisfying hard/soft timing constraints for heterogeneous embedded systems”
TODAES Vol 14, No 2, Article 25, April 2009.
Authors: Meikang Qiu and Edwin H.-M. Sha
The Award recognizes the best paper published in the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems in the time window from the April 2008 issue to the January 2011 issue.
SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award
Farinaz Koushanfar - Rice Univ.
For her pioneering research in the areas of secure, robust, and sustainable computing.
SIGDA Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award
Nishant Patil – Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, CA
For the dissertation titled “Design and Fabrication of Imperfection-Immune Carbon Nanotube Digital VLSI Circuits,” advised by Prof. Subhasish Mitra.
2011 Student Design Contest Winning Entries
A 90nm CMOS Data Flow Processor using Fine Grained DVS for Energy Efficient Operation from 0.3V to 1.2V
S. Arrabi, Y. Shakhsheer, K. Craig, S. Khanna, J. Lach, and B. H. Calhoun - Univ. of Virginia
A 1900MHz-Band GSM-Based Clock-Harvesting Receiver with -87dBm Sensitivity
Jonathan K. Brown and David D. Wentzloff - Univ. of Michigan
SRAM Dynamic Stability Characterization Using Pulsed Word-lines in 45nm CMOS
Seng Oon Toh and Borivoje Nikolic - Univ. of California
Design and Implementation of Centip3De, a 7-layer Many-Core System
David Fick, Ronald G. Dreslinski, Bharan Giridhar, Gyouho Kim, Sangwon Seo, Matthew Fojtik, Sudhir Satpathy, Yoonmyung Lee, Daeyeon Kim, Nurrachman Liu, Michael Wiekowski, Gregory Chen, Trevor Mudge, Dennis Sylvester, and David Blaauw - Univ. of Michigan
A Flexible Wireless Receiver System with a 7b 21 MS/s Filtering SAR ADC
David T. Lin, Li Li, John Bell, Ming-Hao Wang and Michael P. Flynn
- Univ. of Michigan
Augmented Reality Headset based on a Heterogeneous Multi-core Object Recognition Chip
Seungjin Lee, Jinwook Oh, Junyoung Park, Joonsoo Kwon, and Hoi-Jun Yoo - KAIST
A 0.9-V 11-bit 25-MS/s 0.58-mW Binary-Search SAR ADC in 90-nm CMOS
Ying-Zu Lin, Ya-Ting Shyu, Guan-Ying Huang, Chun-Cheng Liu and Soon-Jyh Chang - National Cheng Kung Univ.
A Video Stabilization System with Background Motion Estimation and Smoothing for Digital Camera
Chih-Lun Fang, Hui-Min Chuang and Tsung-Han Tsai - National Central Univ.