ECE Professor Yuan Xie named as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow

December 2nd, 2014

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Xie elected for his for contributions to design automation and architecture of three-dimensional integrated circuits

Yuan Xie, Professor of ECE department, University of California, Santa Barbara, has been named an IEEE Fellow (class of 2015, effective 1 January 2015). He is being recognized for contributions to design automation and architecture of three-dimensional integrated circuits (3D ICs).

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Professor Xie is recognized as the world-class researcher in the areas of electronic design automation (EDA), computer architecture, VLSI design, and embedded systems. His most distinctive contributions lie in the revolutionary advances of design automation and architecture for three-dimensional integrated circuits (3D ICs), which offer new opportunities for system-level innovations that are not hinged only on technology scaling. He is recognized as the pioneer who have crossed traditional boundaries between architecture, design automation, and test for 3D ICs, and his cross-cutting research have made significant contributions to transform this emerging technology from research exploration to commercial adoption in semiconductor industry.

Prof Xie received BS degree and Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University and Princeton University, respectively. He has worked for IBM and AMD, and was with Pennsylvania State University before joining UCSB in Fall 2014. He has published more than 200 scholarly articles in top journal and conference venues, and has received several Best Paper Awards (ICCAD, ASPDAC, ISLPED, ISVLSI, GLSVLSI) and several Best Paper Nominations (MICRO, HPCA, DATE, ASPDAC).

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About Prof. Xie and his research group