5/24/20018: Our joint paper with Prof. Yier Jin's group won Best Paper Award from the 2018 GLSVLSI, "Cross-Lock: Dense Layout-Level Interconnect Locking using Cross-bar Architectures," Kaveh Shamsi (University of Florida), Meng Li (University of Texas at Austin), David Z. Pan (University of Texas at Austin) and Yier Jin (University of Florida).
5/16/20018: Congratulations to my PhD student Meng Li for winning the First Place of the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals. The award will be presented at the annual ACM Awards Banquet on June 23 in San Francisco where Turing Award will be presented!
5/6/2018: Congratulations to Yibo Lin and all co-authors for the inaugural Best Paper Award of the "Integration - the VLSI Journal".
5/4/2018: Congratulations to my former student Dr. Xiaoqing Xu (PhD in 2017) who has been selected to receive the prestigious ACM Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The award will be presented at the Opening Session at DAC 2018.
11/14/2017: Congratulations to my PhD student Meng Li for receiving the Gold Medal at the ACM/SIGDA Student Research Competition (SRC) held at ICCAD 2017.
9/1/2017: Please note that my office and student lab have moved to the new EER building (4th floor of the South Tower).
5/4/2017: Our joint paper with Prof. Yier Jin's group "AppSAT: Approximately Deobfuscating Integrated Circuits" won Best Paper Award at HOST 2017.
3/22/2017: UTPlaceF2.0 won the 1st Place at the 2017 ISPD Contest, organized by Xilinx.
2018 Best Paper Award, 28th ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI)
2018 Honor for PhD Student Meng Li: First Place, ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals (Graduate Category)
2018 Best Paper Award, Integration - the VLSI Journal
2018 Honor for PhD Student Xiaoqing Xu: ACM Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award in Electronic Design Automation
2017 Honor for PhD Student Meng Li: ACM/SIGDA Student Research Competition Gold Medal
2017 Best Paper Award, IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)
2017 ACM ISPD Contest: First Place
2017 SPIE Fellow
2016 Honor for PhD Student Xiaoqing Xu: ACM/SIGDA Student Research Competition Gold Medal
2016 ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD) FPGA Placement Contest: First Place
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)