Tanoto Professor of ECE Larry Pileggi has received the ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation for his paper, “PRIMA: Passive Reduced-Order Interconnect Macromodeling Algorithm.” The award, presented by the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation, honors a person or persons for outstanding technical contribution within the scope of electronic design automation, as evidence by a paper published at least 10 years before the award’s presentation. The award is based on the impact of the contribution.
For Pileggi and co-authors Altan Odabasioglu and Mustafa Celik, that impact came from their PRIMA algorithm, which created simplified interconnect macromodels via dominant pole/zero methods. Since the paper was published in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits in 1998, it has been cited more than 1,100 times, and the software tool Pileggi’s group developed based on the algorithm has been licensed by more than 10 companies. The work has also become the foundation of many new research directions that have spurred at least six “best paper” awards in the last nine years.
The ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation honors A. Richard Newton, a design automation luminary in academia and industry. Pileggi and his co-authors will accept the award at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Design Automation Conference on Tuesday, June 5, in San Francisco.