51st DAC Awards

Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award

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Diana Marculescu    Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

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


Nadege Ineza      

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.

2014 IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award

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Prof. Chung Laung (Dave) Liu     

For seminal, long-lasting contributions to design automation for circuits and systems.

IEEE Council on EDA Outstanding Service


Yervant Zorian    Synopsys, Inc.

For exceptional commitment and service to the EDA community.

IEEE Fellow


Zhigang (David) Pan    University of Texas at Austin

For contributions to design for manufacturability in integrated circuits.

IEEE Fellow


Martin Vlach    Mentor Graphics, Corp.

For leadership in analog and mixed signal hardware description languages and their simulation tools.

IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award for 2014

Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award for 2014

Authors: Zheng Zhang   Tarek A. El-Moselhy   Ibrahim M. Elfadel   Luca Daniel  

For Paper titled "Stochastic Testing Method for Transistor-Level Uncertainty Quantification Based on Generalized Polynomial Chaos"that appeared in the October 2013 issue, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 1533-1545.

A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award


Authors: Subhasish Mitra   Kee Sup Kim  

For an outstanding technical contribution within the scope of electronic design automation, as evidenced by a paper published at least ten years ago.

The paper entitled “X-Compact: An Efficient Response Compaction Technique for Test Cost Reduction,” published in IEEE Intl. Test Conf. in 2002

ACM TODAES Best Paper Award 2014


Authors: Peter Milder   Franz Franchetti   James C. Hoe   Markus Püschel  

For the paper titled, “Computer Generation of Hardware for Linear Digital Signal Processing Transforms” ACM TODAES, 17(2), Apr 2012.

ACM Fellow


Krishnendu Chakrabarty    Duke University

For contributions to optimization methods for system-on-chip test automation, microfluidic biochips, and sensor network infrastructure.

SIGDA Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award

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Wangyang Zhang    Carnegie Mellon University

In recognition for the outstanding dissertation entitled "IC Spatial Variation Modeling: Algorithms and Applications.".

SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award

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Yiran Chen    University of Pittsburgh

In recognition of his great potential as a lead researcher and educator in the field of electronic design automation.