The IEEE Council on EDA (CEDA) actively recognizes the scientific activities of the members of the EDA community by sponsoring or co-sponsoring numerous awards in the field. The honors recognize a wide range of contributions, including individuals who have had demonstrable impact on the field of electronic design, individuals who have made substantial technical contributions to EDA in the early stages of her or his career, contributors whose impact is recognized over a significant period of time, outstanding publications, and volunteers with outstanding service to the benefit and advancement of CEDA.

Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to EDA

The Phil Kaufman Award is jointly sponsored by the ESD-Alliance and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation and honors an individual who has had a demonstrable impact on the field of electronic design through contributions in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The award was established as a tribute to Phil Kaufman, the late industry pioneer who turned innovative technologies into commercial businesses that have benefited electronic designers. Additional information can be found on the ESD-Alliance website.


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    A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation

    To honor a person or persons for an outstanding technical contribution within the scope of electronic design automation, as evidenced by a paper published at least ten years before the presentation of the award.


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    IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award

    To recognize the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems.


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    IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award

    To recognize an individual who has made substantial contributions to the area of Electronic Design Automation in the early stages of his or her career.


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    William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award

    To recognize the best paper presented at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD).


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    IEEE CEDA Distinguished Service Award

    To recognize an individual who has provided outstanding service to the IEEE Council that has had a significant benefit to the EDA community. All contributors to CEDA can make nominations.


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    Outstanding Service Recognition

    CEDA's Outstanding Service Recognition is presented to volunteers for exceptional commitment and service to the EDA community.


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    Click here to view the awards presented at DAC2017 in Austin


    IEEE Fellow

    As it stands today, the IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership. Each new Fellow receives a beautifully matted and framed certificate with the name of the Fellow and a brief citation describing the accomplishment, a congratulatory letter from the incoming IEEE president and a gold sterling silver Fellow lapel pin with an antique finish. 

    Please note: The list below includes "IEEE Fellows" elevated by the Council on Electronic Design Automation. The Council acknowledges that there are additional members of our community that have been elevated by other organizational units of the IEEE.


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