6/6/2019: Our recent work "DREAMPlace: Deep Learning Toolkit-Enabled GPU Acceleration for Modern VLSI Placement" won the Best Paper Award at DAC 2019 (1 winner out of 860+ sunmissions). DREAMPlace has been made open-source.
6/3/2019: Very honored to receive the Cadence Academic Collaboration Award at the DAC 2019 Opening "for contributions to design for manufacturing and physical design of integrated circuits and systems, and educating a diverse body of outstanding EDA professionals to industry"
4/29/2019: Congratulations to my former PhD student Meng Li for winning the Margarida Jacome Dissertation Prize from UT-ECE for the best PhD dissertation.
2/6/2019: Congratulations to my former PhD student Meng Li for winning the EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award, to be presented at DATE'19 opening in March 2019, Florence, Italy.
12/6/2018: Congratulations to my PhD students Biying Xu and Wei Ye for winning the inaugural Cadence Women in Technology Scholarship.
11/8/2018: Congratulations to my PhD student Wuxi Li for receiving the Silver Medal at the ACM/SIGDA Student Research Competition (SRC) held at ICCAD 2018.
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"
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.
2019 Best Paper Award, 56th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)
2019 Cadence Academic Collaboration Award "for contributions to design for manufacturing and physical design of integrated circuits and systems, and educating a diverse body of outstanding EDA professionals to industry"
2019 Honor for PhD Student Meng Li: EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award
2018 Honor for PhD Student Wuxi Li: ACM/SIGDA Student Research Competition Silver Medal
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)