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The IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award honors an individual who has made innovative and substantial technical contributions to the area of Electronic Design Automation in the early stages of his or her career.

In the spring of 2015,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 to circuit theory, EDA, and engineering education.

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 to 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.

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.

Award Recipients
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2015 ICCAD Presentation (L to R) Zhiru Zhang, Hidetoshi Onodera, and Sani Nassif

2015 Zhiru Zhang
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University
For outstanding contributions to algorithms, methodologies, and successful commercialization of high-level synthesis tools for FPGAs
2014 Shobha Vasudevan
Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
For her outstanding contributions to design verification, including automatic invariant generation, coverage analysis, timing verification, and analog verification.
2013 David Atienza
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Embedded Systems Laboratory at EPFL
For sustained and outstanding contributions to design methods and tools for multi-processor systems-on-chip (MPSoC), particularly for work on thermal-aware design, low-power architectures and on-chip interconnects synthesis.

Zhuo Li
Research Staff Member in IBM Austin Research Laboratory
For essential and outstanding contributions to algorithms, methodologies, and software for interconnect optimization, physical synthesis, parasitic extraction, testing, and simulation.

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2012 Luca Carloni
Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University in New York
For seminal contributions to system-level design, including latency-insensitive design, on-chip communications synthesis and compositional design-space exploration.
2011 Valeria Bertacco
University of Michigan
For exceptional contributions in the area of hardware verification, particularly for work on semi-formal verification, runtime and post-silicon verification, and correctness-constrained execution.
2010 Luca Daniel
MIT
For contribution to electromagnetic field analysis, parasitic variation-aware extraction and automated parameterized linear and non-linear stable model reduction.
2009 Igor Markov
University of Michigan
For outstanding contributions to algorithms, methodologies and software for the physical design of integrated circuits.

Nominations

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 15th of the awarded year.

Criteria

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.

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 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.

Submission Process

The nomination can be made by anyone who is familiar with the individual's work.
Please complete the nomination packet online using the CEDA nomination tool at the bottom of this page.

Be sure to have the following information and supporting materials available before beginning the nomination:

  • 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 a clear articulation of the role the nominee played and the relevant contributions.

Download the call for nominations in PDF format: Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award

 

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