7/26/2014: Appointed as Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship #1, effective 1 September 2014.
5/15/2014: Appointed as Senior Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES).
4/7/2014: RAISE Faculty Excellence Award -- Recognizing Asian & Asian American Faculty & Staff Instilling Strength and Excellence, from UT Austin's Asian/Asian American Faculty and Staff Association (AAAFSA) and Asian Desi Pacific Islander American Collective (APAC).
3/31/2014: Best Paper Award at ISPD 2014.
Communications of the ACM (CACM) Research Highlights on our joint work with GTCAD on 3D-IC TSV stress analysis and optimization. CACM is the flagship magazine of ACM circulated to over 100,000 ACM members.
11/25/2013: Elevated to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2014.
11/19/2013: My student Bei Yu has won the Silver Medal at the ACM Student Research Competition at ICCAD'13.
11/19/2013: UTDA team have won the 2nd Place Award at the ICCAD'13 CAD Contest in "Mask Optimization".
11/18/2013: William J. McCalla Best Paper Award at the 2013 ICCAD opening session.
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)