2017 International Conference On Computer Aided Design

The Premier Conference Devoted to Technical Innovations in Electronic Design Automation

November 13-16, 2017Irvine Marriott Irvine, CA

2017 Award Recipients

IEEE/ACM william j. Mccalla iccad best paper award

This award is given in memory of William J. McCalla for his contributions to ICCAD and his CAD technical work throughout his career.

Front End Award: Session 6A.4: COMBA: A Comprehensive Model-Based Analysis Framework for High Level Synthesis of Real Applications

Jieru Zhao, Liang Feng, Wei Zhang - Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology

Sharad Sinha - Nanyang Technological Univ.

Yun (Eric) Liang - Peking Univ.

Bingsheng He - National Univ. of Singapore

Back End Award: Session 8A.3: SALT: Provably Good Routing Topology by a Novel Steiner Shallow-Light Tree Algorithm

Genjie Chen, Peishan Tu, Evangeline F.Y. Young - Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong

Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award

This award is being given to the paper judged to be the most influential on research and industrial practice in computer-aided design over the ten years since its original appearance at ICCAD.

2008 Paper Titled: Lightweight Secure PUFs

Mehrdad Majzoobi, Farinaz Koushanfar - Rice University

Miodrag Potkonjak - Univ. of California, Los Angeles

IEEE/ACM william j. Mccalla iccad best paper award

This award is given in memory of William J. McCalla for his contributions to ICCAD and his CAD technical work throughout his career.

Front End Award: Session 4A.1: Malicious LUT: A Stealthy FPGA Trojan Injected and Triggered by the Design Flow

Christian Krieg, Clifford Wolf, Axel Jantsch - Technische Univ. Wien

Back End Award: Session 9A.1: Fast Physics-Based Electromigration Checking for On-Die Power Grids

Farid N. Najm, Sandeep Chatterjee - Univ. of Toronto

Valeriy Sukharev - Mentor Graphics Corp.

Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award

This award is being given to the paper judged to be the most influential on research and industrial practice in computer-aided design over the ten years since its original appearance at ICCAD.

2006 Paper Titled: An Analytical Model for Negative Bias Temperature Instability

Sanjay V. Kumar, Chris H. Kim, Sachin S. Sapatnekar - Univ. of Minnesota

ICCAD 2006, pp. 493 - 496

2016 ACM/SIGDA Pioneer Award

C. L. (David) Liu - National Tsing Hua Univ. - Mei Yi-Chi Honorary Chair Professor of Computer Science

IEEE CEDA Outstanding Service Award

For outstanding service to the EDA community as ICCAD General Chair in 2015.

Diana Marculescu - Carnegie Mellon Univ.

IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award

For contributions to energy efficient design of reliable embedded and cyber-physical systems.

Mohammad Abdullah Al Faruque - University of California, Irvine

ICCAD Keynote

Manipulating Light on Chip

Michal Lipson - Columbia Univ.

ICCAD Keynote

Learning and Multiagent Reasoning for Autonomous Robots

Peter Stone - Univ. of Texas at Austin

ACM/SIGDA CADathlon Winners

IEEE/ACM william j. Mccalla iccad best paper award

This award is given in memory of William J. McCalla for his contributions to ICCAD and his CAD technical work throughout his career.

Front End Award: Session 5A.1: A Polyhedral-based SystemC Modeling and Generation Framework for Effective Low-power Design Space Exploration

Wei Zuo, Warren Kemmerer, Jong Bin Lim - Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Louis-Noël Pouchet - Ohio State Univ.

Andrey Ayupov, Taemin Kim, Kyungtae Han - Intel Corp.

Deming Chen - Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Back End Award: Session 4B.2: Defect Clustering-Aware Spare-TSV Allocation for 3D ICs

Shengcheng Wang, Mehdi Tahoori - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Krishnendu Chakrabarty - Duke Univ.

Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award

This award is being given to the paper judged to be the most influential on research and industrial practice in computer-aided design over the ten years since its original appearance at ICCAD.

2005 Paper Titled: Performance Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Interconnects for VLSI Applications

Navin Srivastava, Kaustav Banerjee - Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

ICCAD 2005, pp. 383 - 390

IEEE Fellow

For contributions to design and optimization of energy-aware computing systems.

Diana Marculescu - Carnegie Mellon Univ.

IEEE CEDA Outstanding Service Award

For outstanding service to the EDA community as ICCAD General Chair in 2014.

Yao-Wen Chang - National Taiwan Univ.

IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award

For outstanding contributions to algorithms, methodologies, and successful commercialization of high-level synthesis tools for FPGAs.

Zhiru Zhang - Cornell Univ.

ACM/SIGDA CADathlon winners

IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla Award

This award is given in memory of William J. McCalla for his contribution to ICCAD and his CAD technical work throughout his career.

Front End Winners: Session 4C.3: Using Multi-Level Cell STT-RAM for Fast and Energy-Efficient Local Checkpointing

Ping Chi, Cong Xu, Yuan Xie - Pennsylvania State Univ.

Tao Zhang - NVIDIA Corp.

Xiangyu Dong - Google, Inc.

Back End Winners: Session 4D.1: Modeling and Analysis of Nonstationary Low-Frequency Noise in Circuit Simulators: Enabling Non Monte Carlo Techniques

Ahmet Gokcen Mahmutoglu, Alper Demir - Koc Univ.

Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper

2004 Paper Titled: A Thermal-Driven Floorplanning Algorithm for 3D ICs

Jason Cong, Jie Wei, and Yan Zhang - Univ. of California, Los Angeles

ICCAD 2004, pp. 306-313

IEEE CEDA Early Career Award

For outstanding contributions to design verification including automatic invariant generation, coverage analysis, timing verification and analog verification.

Shobha Vasudevan - Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2014 SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award

For his pioneering contributions to logic design, fault tolerant computing, and testing.

John Hayes - Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

SIGDA Distinguished Service Award

For his many years of service as Editor in Chief for the ACM Transactions on Design Automation in Electronic Systems (TODAES).

Massoud Pedram - Univ. of Southern California

ICCAD KEYNOTE

ICCAD KEYNOTE

What Role Can Hardware Design Play in Cybersecurity?

Srinivas Devadas - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014 CAD Contest

IEEE/ACM WILLIAM J. MCCALLA AWARD

This award is given in memory of William J. McCalla for his contribution to ICCAD and his CAD technical work throughout his career.

Back End Winner
5B.2 Methodology for Standard Cell Compliance and Detailed Placement for Triple Patterning Lithography
Bei Yu, Xiaoqing Xu, Jhih-Rong Gao and David Z. Pan - Univ. of Texas at Austin

 

 

 

 

 

Front End Winner
2B.1  Improved SAT-based ATPG: More Constraints, Better Compaction
Stephan Eggersglüß, Robert Wille, Rolf Drechsler - Univ. of Bremen / DFKI

 

 

 

 

 

SIGDA PIONEERING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Donald E. Thomas -Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
For his pioneering work in making the Verilog Hardware Description Language more accessible for the design automation community and allowing for faster and easier pathways to simulation, high-level synthesis, and co-design of hardware-software systems.
 

 

 

MOST INFLUENTIAL PAPER AWARD

ICCAD Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award. This award is being given to the paper judged to be the most influential on research and industrial practice in computer-aided design of integrated circuits over the ten years since its original appearance at ICCAD2003.

Paper Titled: Statistical Timing Analysis Considering Spatial Correlations Using A Single PERT-Like Traversal

Authors: Hongliang Chang, Sachin S. Sapatnekar - Univ. of Minnesota
Publication: ICCAD 2003 Proceedings: pp. 621-625 

 

CADATHLON FIRST PLACE WINNERS

ChienYu Lai & SheahYun Hsu – National Taiwan University
Advisor: ChungYang (Ric) Huang

 

 

 

CADATHLON second PLACE WINNERS

Sergiy Popovych & Chieh-Min Wang - National Chiao Tung University
Advisor: Yih-Lang Li 

 

 

 

 

IEEE CEDA EARLY CAREER AWARD

For sustained and outstanding contributions to design methods and tools for multi-processor systems-on-chip (MPSoC), particularly for work on thermal-aware design, low power architectures and on-chip interconnects synthesis.
David Atienza - Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Embedded Systems Laboratory at EPFL

 

 

 

 

For essential and outstanding contributions to algorithms, methodologies, and software for interconnect optimization, physical synthesis, parasitic extraction, testing and simulation.
Zhuo Li -IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Best Paper Award:

Stability Assurance and Design Optimization of Large Power Delivery Networks with Multiple On-Chip Voltage Regulators
Suming Lai, Boyuan Yan, and Peng Li - Texas A&M Univ.
 

Ten-Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award:


2002 Paper Titled: Combined Dynamic Voltage Scaling and Adaptive Body Biasing for Lower Power Microprocessors under Dynamic Workloads
Authors: Steven M. Martin, Krisztian Flautner, Trevor Mudge, David Blaauw
Publication: pp. 721-725, ICCAD 2002
 

Formal Verification of Phase- Locked Loops Using Reachability Analysis and Continuization
Matthias Althoff, Akshay Rajhans, Bruce Krogh, Soner Yaldiz, Xin Li, Larry Pileggi Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA


 

Gate Sizing and Device Technology Selection Algorithms
for High-Performance Industrial Designs

Mustafa Ozdal and Steven Burns - Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR
Jiang Hu –Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX


9A.1 SimPL: An Effective Placement Algorithm
Myung-Chul Kim, Dong-Jin Lee and Igor L. Markov - 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Paper 4C.1 TAPE: Thermal-Aware Agent-Based Power
Economy for Multi/Many-Core Architectures

Thomas Ebi, Mohammad Abdullah Al Faruque,
Jörg Henkel
 - Univ. Karlsruhe

Paper 7A.1 An Elegant Hardware-Corroborated Statistical Repair and Test Methodology for Conquering Aging Effects
Rouwaida Kanj, Rajiv Joshi, Chad Adams, James Warnock,
Sani Nassif
 - IBM Corp.

Paper 4.1* Optimization-based Framework for Simultaneous Circuit-and-System Design-space Exploration:
A High-speed Link Example

Ranko Sredojevic, Vladimir Stojanovic Massachusetts Institute of Tech., Cambridge, MA

Paper 9.1* Guaranteed Stable Projection-based Model Reduction for Indefinite and Unstable Linear Systems
Bradley N. Bond, Luca Daniel - Massachusetts Institute of Tech., Cambridge, MA

Paper 4B.1 - Approximation Algorithm for the Temperature-Aware Scheduling Problem
Sushu Zhang, Karam S. Chatha - Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ

Paper 1B.1 - Joint Design-Time and Post-Silicon Minimization of Parametric Yield Loss using Adjustable Robust Optimization
Murai Mani, Ashish K. Singh, Michael Orshansky 
Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX

Paper 8A.1 - FastSies: A Fast Stochastic Integral Equation Solver for Modeling the Rough Surface Effect
Zhenhai Zhu - Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Berkeley, CA
Jacob K. White - Massachusetts Institute of Tech., Cambridge, MA

Paper 1A.1 - Asymptotic Probability Extraction for
Non-Normal Distributions of Circuit Performance

Xin Li, Jiayong Le, Padmini Gopalakrishnan, Lawrence T. Pileggi -Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA
Paper 1D.2 - SPRIM: Structure-Preserving Reduced-Order Interconnect Macromodeling
Roland W. Freund - Univ. of California, Davis, CA

Paper 6C.1 - Noise Analysis for Optical Fiber
Communication Systems

Alper Demir - KOC Univ., Sariyer-Istanbul, Turkey
Paper 8B.1 - Block-Based Static Timing Analysis with Uncertainty
Anirudh Devgan - IBM Research, Austin, TX
Chandramouli Kashyap - IBM Microelectronics, Austin, TX

Paper 3D.1 - A Local Circuit Topology for Inductance Parasitics
Andrea Pacelli - State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY
Paper 8B.2 - Metrics for Structural Logic Synthesis
Prabhakar Kudva, William Dougherty, Andrew Sullivan - IBM Corp., Yorktown Hts., NY