4/8/2016: UTPlacer won the 1st Place at the 2016 ISPD Contest on FPGA Placement! See EE Times coverage
2/25/2016: Congratulations to my PhD student Yibo Lin who just won the SPIE Advanced Lithography 2016 Franco Cerrina Memorial Best Student Paper Award!
9/22/2015: Congratulations to my PhD student Xiaoqing Xu who just received the SRC TECHCON Best in Session Award!
8/8/2015: Graduation of of my 20th PhD, Subhendu Roy. He will join Cadence as a Principal Software Engineer. Congrats!
7/1/2015: Congratulations to my PhD student/post-doc Bei Yu, who will be joining Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, starting in Fall 2015.
2016 ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD) FPGA Placement Contest: 1st Place Award
2016 Franco Cerrina Memorial Best Student Paper Award, SPIE Advanced Lithography
2015 Best in Session Award, SRC Techcon
2015 ASP-DAC Frequently Cited Author Award (as one of the top 3 cited authors in the 20 years of ASP-DAC).
2015 ASP-DAC 10-Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award Candidate
2015 Honor for PhD Student Bei Yu: EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award
2014- Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship #1, UT Austin
2014 RAISE Faculty Excellence Award (Recognizing Asian & Asian American Faculty & Staff Instilling Strength and Excellence), Asian/Asian American Faculty and Staff Association (AAAFSA) and Asian Desi Pacific Islander American Collective (APAC), UT Austin.
2014 Best Paper Award, ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD)
2014 IEEE Fellow
2014 Communications of the ACM, Research Highlights
2013 ICCAD CAD Contest, the 2nd Place
2013 William J. McCalla Best Paper Award, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD)
2013 SRC Technical Excellence Award for "Nanometer IC Design for Manufacturability", with the citation "In recognition of your key contributions to technology that have significantly enhanced the productivity of the semiconductor industry"
2013-2014 Earl N. & Margaret Brasfield Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering, UT Austin
2013 DAC Top 10 Author in Fifth Decade
2013 DAC Prolific Author Award (DAC 25 Club: has published 25 or more papers at DAC)