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Kaufman Award Dinner and Celebration 2015

Photos from the event held in San Jose, California.


Additional photos can be found in our Facebook album (here).

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
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)


Call-for-Nominations: CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award (Due: April 15)

CEDA is calling for nominations for the Early Career Award in 2017.

The Award recognizes an individual who has made innovative and substantial
technical contributions to the area of Electronic Design Automation
in the early stages of her or his career.

This award will be presented at ICCAD.  Full members of the IEEE at any
level (regular, senior, or fellow grades), whose highest educational degree
has been awarded no more than eight years prior to the date of the nomination
deadline, are eligible.

The award shall be based on contributions to the field of EDA.
Contribution will be measured based on technical merit and creativity
in performing research, and will be assessed based on the published record
of the individual and the references accompanying the nomination.
The award is intended to be equally available to contributors from academic
and industrial institutions.
Some of the specific criteria used will be the current and potential impact
of the individual's contributions, as well as contributions to the profession
at large.

The closing date for nominations: April 15.

Submission Process:
The nomination can be made by anyone who is familiar with the individual's work.

The nominations are completed online using the CEDA nomination tool

Before starting an online nomination, be sure to have the following information and supporting materials available: 

  •     Name, affiliation, and contact information of nominating individual
  •     Nominee biographical information, including education and employment history
  •     Proposed citation (which IEEE CEDA may adjust)
  •     Three professional references/endorsements
  •     Include one or both of the following:

        A selection of no more than three papers published by the nominee, with comments by the nominator limited to 100 words per paper.

        A description of projects led by or contributed to by the nominee, with clear articulation of the role the nominee played and the relevant contributions.

Please refer to the following URL for more details.