ECE students Mehmet Isgenc and Joe Sweeney with post-docs Mayler Martins and Sam Pagliarini won first place at the International Conference in Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) CAD contest. The team, under the guidance of ECE professor Larry Pileggi, took first place in Problem C: Pattern Classification for Integrated Circuit Design Space Analysis, with a $5000 prize. The 2016 CAD Contest at ICCAD is a challenging, multi-month, research and development competition, focused on advanced, real-world problems in the field of Electronic Design Automation. Multi-person teams from across the world compete in the contest.
Larry Pileggi has been chosen to receive the 2015 SIA University Research Award. This award was established in 1995 by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) to recognize lifetime research contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry by university faculty. The SIA board members are CEOs and executive VPs of major semiconductor companies. The award is will be presented later in 2015 at an SIA Board of Directors meeting .
Qiuling (Jolin) Zhu, Tobias Graf, H. Ekin Sumbul, Larry Pileggi and Franz Franchetti received a best paper award at the Seventeenth Annual High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Workshop at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for their paper titled: A Logic-in-Memory Accelerated 3D-DRAM for Sparse Matrix-Matrix Multiplication. Jolin Zhu presented the paper and accepted the award.
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