September 13, 2012 11:00 ET

IEEE Council on EDA to Honor Distinguished Members of EDA Community During ICCAD

Luca Carloni to Receive Early Career Award, Joel Phillips to Be Presented With Outstanding Service Contribution Award

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) is set to present two achievement awards during the opening session of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) November 5 at the Hilton Hotel in San Jose.

Luca Carloni, associate professor of Computer Science at Columbia University in New York, will receive this year's Early Career Award for seminal contributions to system-level design, including latency-insensitive design, on-chip communications synthesis and compositional design-space exploration. Joel Phillips of Cadence Design Systems will be presented with the Outstanding Service Contribution Award for his work as ICCAD's General Chair in 2011.

"Professor Carloni and Dr. Phillips have both made important contributions to EDA and CEDA is pleased to be able to recognize both of them," notes David Yeh, director of Integrated Circuit and Systems Sciences at Semiconductor Research Corporation and chair of CEDA's Awards Committee.

This Year's Early Career Award Recipient Luca Carloni
Early Career Award recipient Professor Luca Carloni's research interests include methodologies and tools for multicore system-on-chip platforms with emphasis on system-level design and communication synthesis, design and optimization of networks-on-chip, embedded software and distributed embedded systems. He received the Laurea Degree Summa cum Laude in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bologna in Italy, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.

CEDA's Early Career Award honors an individual who has made innovative and substantial technical contributions to the area of Electronic Design Automation in the early stages of his or her career. Contributions are measured by technical merit and creativity in performing research and assessed on the published record of the individual and the references accompanying the nomination. The award is equally available to contributors from academic and industrial institutions. More details can be found in the Early Career Award nomination page at

Joel Phillips, Recipient of the Outstanding Service Contribution Award
Joel Phillips has been a member of the ICCAD Executive Committee for five years and served as its general chair in 2011. His research interests are in the development of numerically-oriented algorithms for solution of problems in electronic design automation.

Phillips received Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, also from MIT.

About the IEEE Council on EDA
The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) provides a focal point for EDA activities spread across six IEEE societies (Antennas and Propagation; Circuits and Systems; Computer; Electron Devices; Microwave Theory and Techniques; and Solid State Circuits). It sponsors more than 12 conferences, including the Design Automation Conference (DAC), International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) and Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE). CEDA publishes IEEE Transactions on CAD, IEEE Design and Test Magazine and the IEEE Embedded Systems Letters. CEDA is increasingly involved in recognizing its leaders via the A. Richard Newton Award, Early Career Award and Phil Kaufmann Award. CEDA welcomes volunteers and local chapters. For more information, go to:

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