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EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award

In recognition of the importance of university research to the advancement of design automation and test, and to encourage young researchers to work in the field, EDAA has established an award for outstanding Ph.D. dissertations in 4 categories: 
  1. New directions in embedded system design and embedded software
  2. New directions in logic and system design
  3. New directions in physical design, design for manufacturing and
    CAD for analog circuits and MEMS
  4. New directions in circuit and system test


Recipients in 2013


Area Recipient Thesis title Advisor University Country
New directions in embedded system design and embedded software
Dr. Weiwei Chen
Out-of-Order Parallel Simulation for Electronic System-Level Design
Prof. Rainer Domer
University of California, Irvine
USA
New directions in logic and system design
Dr. Younghyun Kim
Design and Runtime Optimizations of Hybrid Electrical Energy Storage Systems
Prof. N. Chang
Seoul National University
Korea
New directions in physical design, design for manufacturing and CAD for analog circuits and MEMS
Dr. Hongbo Zhang

Design-Technology Co-Optimization in Next Generation Lithography
Prof. M. D. F. Wong
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
USA
New directions in circuit and system test Dr. Yanjing Li
Online Self-Test, Diagnostics, and Self-Repair for Robust System Design
Prof. S. Mitra
Stanford University
USA



Recipients in 2012


Area Recipient Thesis title Advisor University Country
New directions in embedded system design and embedded software
Dr. Bjorn B. Brandenburg
Scheduling and Locking in Multiprocessor Real-Time Operating Systems
Prof. James H. Anderson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
USA
New directions in logic and system design
Dr. Guangyu Sun
Exploring Memory Hierarchy Design with Emerging Memory Technologies
Prof. Yuan Xie
Penn State University
USA
New directions in physical design, design for manufacturing and CAD for analog circuits and MEMS
Dr. Rani S. Ghaida

Design Enablement and Design-Centric Assessment of Future Semiconductor Technologies
Prof. Puneet Gupta
UCLA, Los Angeles
USA
New directions in circuit and system test Dr. Xiao Liu
Trace-Based Post-Silicon Validation for VLSI Circuits
Prof. Qiang Xu
The Chinese University of Hongkong
Hongkong



Recipients in 2011


Area Recipient Thesis title Advisor University Country
New directions in embedded system design and embedded software
Dr. Viacheslav Izosimov
Scheduling and Optimization of Fault-Tolerant Distri-buted Embedded Systems
Prof. Zebo Peng
Link�ping University
Sweden
New directions in logic and system design
Dr. Paul Somnath
Computing with Memory for Energy-Efficient Robust Systems
Prof. Swarup Bhunia
Case Western Reserve University, OH
USA
New directions in physical design, design for manufacturing and CAD for analog circuits and MEMS
Dr. Kwangok Jeong

Variability Assessment and Mitigation in Advanced VLSI Manufacturing Through Design-Manufacturing Co-Optimization
Prof. Andrew B. Kahng
University of California, San Diego
USA
New directions in circuit and system test Dr. Stephan Eggersgl��
Robust Algorithms for High Quality Test Pattern Generation Using Boolean Satisfiability
Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler
University of Bremen
Germany



Recipients in 2010


Area Recipient Thesis title Advisor University Country
New directions in embedded system design and embedded software
Dr. Lars Bauer
RISSP: a run-time adaptive reconfigurable embedded processor
Prof. J�rg Henkel
University of Karlsruhe
Germany
New directions in logic and system design
Dr. Ajay Kumar Verma
Pre-synthesis optimization of arithmetic circuits
Prof. Paolo Ienne
EPFL
Switzerland

New directions in physical design, design for manufacturing and CAD for analog circuits and MEMS
Dr. Dirk Koch

(ex aequo)
Dr. David Papa

Architectures, methods and tools for distributed run-time reconfigurable FPGA-based systems

Broadening the scope of multi-objective optimizations in physical synthesis of integrated circuits
Prof. J�rgen Teich



Prof. Igor Markov
University of Erlangen-N�rnberg

University of Michigan
*Germany



*USA
New directions in circuit and system test Dr. Ho Fai Ko
New algorithms and architectures for post-silicon validation
Prof. Nicola Nicolici
McMaster University
USA



Recipients in 2009


Area Recipient Thesis title Advisor University Country
New directions in embedded system design and embedded software
Dr. Arne Hamann
Iterative design space exploration and robustness optimization for embedded systems
Prof. Rolf Ernst and Lothar Thiele
Technische Universit�t Braunschweig
Germany
New directions in logic and system design
Dr. Ben Jamaa Mohamed Haykel
Fabrication and design of nanoscale regular circuits
Prof. Giovanni de Micheli and Yusuf Leblebici
EPFL
Switzerland
New directions in physical design, design for manufacturing and CAD for analog circuits and MEMS
Dr. Trent McConaghy
Variation-aware structural synthesis and knowledge extraction of analog circuits
Prof. Georges Gielen
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Belgium
New directions in circuit and system test Dr. Smita Krishnaswamy
Design, analysis and test of logic circuits under uncertainty
Prof. John Hayes and Igor Markov
University of Michigan
USA



Recipients in 2008


Area Recipient Thesis title Advisor University Country
New directions in embedded system design and embedded software
Dr. Umit Y. Ogras
Modeling, analysis and optimization of network-on-chip communication architectures
Prof. Radu Marculescu
Carnegie Mellon University
USA
New directions in logic and system design
Dr. Chrysostomos Nicopoulos
Network-on-Chip Architectures: A Holistic Design Exploration
Prof. Vijaykrishnan Narayanan and Prof. Kenneth Jenkins
The Pennsylvania State University
USA
New directions in physical design, design for manufacturing and CAD for analog circuits and MEMS
Dr. Amith Singhee
Novel Algorithms for Fast Statistical Analysis of Scaled Circuits
Prof. Rob A. Rutenbar
Carnegie Mellon University
USA
New directions in circuit and system test Dr. Dongwoo Hong
Efficient Test Methodologies for High-Speed Serial Links
Prof. Kwang-Ting (Tim) Cheng
University of California Santa Barbara
USA

Award Chair:
Bernard Courtois
CMP
46 avenue Felix Viallet
F-38031 Grenoble Cedex
France
Email:  Bernard.Courtois@imag.fr



Recipients in 2007


Area Recipient Thesis title Advisor University Country
New directions in embedded system design and embedded software
Dr. Srinivasan Murali
Methodologies for Reliable and Efficient Design of Networks on Chips
Prof. Giovanni De Micheli
Stanford University
USA
New directions in logic and system design
Dr. Kai-Hui Chang
Functional Design Error Diagnosis Correction and Layout Repair of Digital Circuits
Prof. Igor Markov and Prof. Valeria Bertacco
University of Michigan
USA
New directions in physical design,  design for manufacturing and CAD for
analog circuits
Dr. Puneet Gupta
On Compensation of Systematic Manufacturing Variations in Physical Design
Andrew B. Kahng
University of California
USA
New directions in circuit and system test Dr. Luca Sterpone
Electronics system design techniques for safety critical applications
Matteo Sonza Reorda
Politecnico di Torino
Italy

Award Chair:
Bernard Courtois
CMP
46 avenue Felix Viallet
F-38031 Grenoble Cedex
France
Email:  Bernard.Courtois@imag.fr

Recipients in 2006


Area Recipient Thesis title Advisor University Country
New directions in embedded
system design
Dr. Roman Lev Lysecky
Warp Processing and Just-in-Time Field-Programmable Gate Array Compilation
Prof. Frank Vahid
Univ. of California at Riverside
USA
New directions in logic and system design
Dr. Fr�d�ric Worm
Robust Checkers for Self-Calibrating Designs
Prof. Paolo Ienne and Prof. Patrick Thiran
Ecole Polytechnique F�d�rale de Lausanne
Switzerland
New directions in physical design,  design for manufacturing and CAD for
analog circuits
Dr. Fei Su
Synthesis, Testing, and Reconfiguration Techniques for Digital Microfluidic Biochips
Prof. Krishnendu Chakrabarty
Duke University
USA
New directions in circuit and system test Dr. Paolo Bernardi
Test Techniques for System-on-Chip
Prof. Matteo Sonza Reorda
Politecnico di Torino
Italy

Award Chair:
Bernard Courtois
CMP
46 avenue Felix Viallet
F-38031 Grenoble Cedex
France
Email:  Bernard.Courtois@imag.fr

Recipients in 2005


Area Recipient Thesis title Advisor University Country
New directions in embedded
system design
Kris J. V. Tiri
Design for Side-Channel Attack Resistant Security ICs
Professor Ingrid Verbauwhede
Univ. of California at Los Angeles
USA
New directions in logic and system design
Miroslav N. Velev
Formal Verification of Pipelined Microprocessors by Correspondence Checking
Professor Randal E. Bryant
Carnegie Mellon University
USA
New directions in physical design,  design for manufacturing and CAD for
analog circuits

No award given


New directions in circuit and system test Marcelo Negreiros
Low Cost BIST Techniques for Linear and Non-Linear Analog Circuits
Professor Luigi Carro
Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Brazil

Award Chair:
Bernard Courtois
CMP
46 avenue Felix Viallet
F-38031 Grenoble Cedex
France
Email:  Bernard.Courtois@imag.fr


Recipients in 2004

Area Recipient Thesis title Advisor University Country
New directions in embedded system design automation Prabhat Kumar Mishra
Specification-driven Validation of Programmable Embedded Systems
Professor Nikil Dutt, Chair
University of California at Irvine
USA
New directions in physical design automation and CAD for analog circuits
Mustafa Badaroglu
Gate-level characterization and reduction of substrate noise in digital integrated circuits
Prof. dr. ir. Hugo De Man, Prof. dr. ir. Georges Gielen
Katholieke Univ. Leuven
Belgium
New directions in circuit and system test
Kaijie Wu
On Dependable and Secure Hardware Design
Ramesh Karri
Polytechnic  Univ. Brooklyn, NY
USA
Innovative embedded system design
François-Xavier Standaert
Secure and Efficient Use of Reconfigurable Hardware Devices in Symmetric Cryptography
Pr. Jean-Jacques Quisquater,
Pr. Jean-Didier Legat
Univ. Catholique de Louvain
Belgium


Award Chair:
Bernard Courtois
CMP
46 avenue Felix Viallet
F-38031 Grenoble Cedex
France
Email:  Bernard.Courtois@imag.fr


Recipients in 2003

Area
Recipient
Thesis title
Advisor
University
Country
Innvovative embedded system design Alberto García-Ortiz Stochastic Data Models for Power Estimation at High-Levels of Abstraction Manfred Glesner TU Darmstadt Germany
New directions in embedded system design automation Samarjit Chakraborty System-Level Timing Analysis and Scheduling for Embedded Packet Processors Lothar Thiele Swiss Federal Institut of Technology Zurich Switzerland
New Directions in Physical Design Automation (split award)
Dimitrios Velenis Delay Uncertainty in High Performance Clock Distribution Networks Eby G. Friedman University of Rochester, New York USA
New Directions in Physical Design Automation (split award)
Ruiqi Tian Layout Optimization with Dummy Features for Chemical-Mechanical Polishing Manufa Martin D. F. Wong University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign USA
New Directions in System Test Dr. Vikram Iyengar Test Planning and Plug-and-Play Test Automation for System-on-Chip Krishnendu Chakrabarty Duke University, NC USA


Award Chair:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Ernst
Institut fuer Datentechnik und Kommunikationsnetze
Technische Universitaet Braunschweig
Hans-Sommer-Str. 66
D-38106 Braunschweig
Germany
Email: r.ernst@tu-bs.de


Recipient in 2002

Area
Recipient
Thesis title
Advisor
University
Country
New directions in system test Said Hamdioui Testing Multi-Port Memories: Theory and Practice J. van de Goor Delft University of Technology The Netherlands

Award Chair:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Ernst
Institut fuer Datentechnik und Kommunikationsnetze
Technische Universitaet Braunschweig
Hans-Sommer-Str. 66
D-38106 Braunschweig
Germany
Email: r.ernst@tu-bs.de


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