ECE grad student Ping Chi and ECE Prof. Yuan Xie receive the IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award

November 21st, 2014

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Ping Chi, a 4th-year ECE Ph.D. student and co-author ECE Professor Yuan Xie receive the 2014 IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award.

Chi received the front-end design award for her paper titled “Using Multi-Level Cell STT-RAM for Fast and Energy-Efficient Local Checkpointing,” at the 2014 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) held in San Jose, from Nov. 3-6, 2014. The paper was co-authored with Dr. Cong Xu (Penn State), Dr. Tao Zhang (Nvidia), Dr. Xiangyu Dong (Google), and her advisor Dr. Yuan Xie (UCSB).

Given in memory of William J. McCalla for his contributions to ICCAD and his CAD technical work throughout his career. The awards are split into three sections, two for the current year of the ICCAD conference and one for an ICCAD paper from 10 years prior. For the current year awards, one will be given for the best research paper covering the front-end of the design process and one will be given for the back-end of the design process. For the ten-year retrospective most influential paper, the award is given to the paper judged to be the most influential on research and industry practice in computer-aided design of integrated circuits over the ten years since its original appearance at ICCAD. The awards are jointly sponsored by IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (IEEE CEDA) and the ACM Speci al Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA). The awards are decided by ICCAD Best Paper and Most Influential Awards Selection Committees and were first given in 2000.

IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award

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