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The IEEE CEDA Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve the proposal to rename the IEEE CEDA Early Career Award to the "IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award" in honor of the late Prof. Ernest S. Kuh, who made pioneering contributions in circuit theory, EDA, and engineering education.

The first Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award will be presented to Prof. Zhiru Zhang, Cornell University, for outstanding contributions to algorithms, methodologies, and successful commercialization of high-level synthesis tools for FPGAs.

The award presentation will be conducted at the opening session of the International Conference On Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD)on November 2, 2015 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin, TX.

About Ernest S. Kuh
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Ernest S. Kuh was a professor emeritus and dean of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering from 1973 to 1980. Professor Kuh passed away on June 27, 2015.

Ernest S. Kuh joined the Berkeley faculty in 1956 and made pioneering contributions in circuit theory, EDA of integrated circuits, and engineering education.

Ernest S. Kuh mentored and supervised several generations of graduate students who today occupy leadership positions in academia and industry.

Ernest S. Kuh was a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS. He received numerous awards and honors, including the ASEE Lamme Medal, IEEE Centennial Medal, IEEE Education Medal, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Award, IEEE Millennium Medal, the 1996 C&C Prize, and the 1998 EDAC/IEEE CEDA Phil Kaufman Award.

Read More about Ernest S. Kuh (In Memoriam, to include a note from his son, Anthony Kuh)

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