Last Modified: August 25, 2018
September 29, 2018
We are happy to announce that the TritonSizer repository on github is now public as part of the DARPA OpenROAD project. Kudos to Hyein Lee, Dr. Jiajia Li and Minsoo Kim for all their hard work on this!
September 28, 2018
We are happy to announce that the OpenSTA repository on github is now public as part of the DARPA OpenROAD project. The software is open source, licensed under GPLv3. Kudos to James Cherry for all his effort to make this happen, and for his willingness to provide this timer to the world!
September 13, 2018
Prof. Kahng presented [this slide deck], "Driving, Driven, Along for the Ride: Evolutions of EDA, Manufacturing and Design", in his keynote at the EDPS-2018 Workshop in Milpitas, CA.
August 25, 2018
August 1, 2018
July 24, 2018
July 17, 2018
Prof. Kahng presented [this slide deck],
"Opportunities for Machine Learning in IC Physical Design", at the 2nd IEEE/ACM International Seasonal School on Physical Design.
June 26, 2018
UCSD was mentioned in the DAC-2018 SKY talk "DARPA is building a silicon compiler", by Andreas Olofsson, program manager at DARPA. Andreas's
presentation slides are [here]. An EE Times article about the SKY talk
is [here] [local cached copy].
June 25, 2018
Prof. Kahng helped present Tutorial #4, "Designing in Advanced Technologies: A Quick Review of Approaches", at DAC-2018. The slides are [here].
June 21, 2018
June 20, 2018
Prof. Kahng organized a DAC-2018 Birds-of-a-Feather meeting on "Open-Source Academic EDA Software" this coming Wednesday, June 27, from 7:00pm
- 8:30pm Pacific Time in Room 3005. This meeting is for anyone interested in a robust ecosystem of free, open-source academic EDA tools.
Topics for discussion include the goals for such an ecosystem, along with current landscape, key gaps, pending contributions, and
potential strategy/roadmap for the worldwide academic/CAD community. Potential contributors, developers, advisors, users... Everyone
is WELCOME ! Please fill out the Google Form at [LINK1] , especially if you'd like to present
something to attendees! Outcomes of this meeting will be visible at [LINK2] afterward.
June 16, 2018
Congratulations to Tushar Shah (M.S. ECE (Computer Engineering)) and Sriram Venkatesh (M.S. CSE (Computer Engineering)) on graduating at today's commencement !
June 11, 2018
Congratulations to Sriram Venkatesh for receiving the Honorable Mention in the Masters award for Research category, at the annual CSE end of the year celebration!!!
June 6, 2018
Prof. Kahng [finished] his 10+ years of service on San Diego's Balboa Park Committee and the Balboa Park / Morley Field Recreation Council. More time for school!
April 30, 2018
Our 10 year-old link to RentCon Rent parameter calculation scripts are now open to all. Please find documentation and source code at link. The code is updated to be compatible with gcc 5.4.0 or higher!
April 20, 2018
Congratulations to Sriram Venkatesh on filing his M.S. thesis!!!
April 18, 2018
A tool that employs Multi-Armed Bandit Sampling strategies for optimal EDA tool allocation in a resource-constrained environment has been developed by the students in ABKGroup. A link to the code, as well as complete documentation on how to use it, can be found at link.
March 28, 2018
Congratulations to Lutong Wang and Bangqi Xu for winning first place in the ISPD-2018 Initial
Detailed Routing contest with "TritonRoute". [JSOE news] [cached local copy]
March 26, 2018
March 9, 2018
Congratulations to Jonas Chan on filing his Ph.D. thesis!!!
January 24, 2018
January 13, 2018
Semiconductor Industry: An Interview with Prof. Andrew Kahng, by Chosun Media Group
December 6, 2017
Congratulations to Bangqi Xu on passing his ECE Prelim Exam today!!!
October 30, 2017
August 3, 2017
July 26, 2017
Congratulations to Jonas Chan on passing his Ph.D defense!!!
June 20, 2017
DAC-2017 panel on EDA Research Funding organized by Prof. Kahng -
posted here with permission of panelists!
June 20, 2017
Prof. Kahng's keynote talk at the ANSYS Executive Breakfast,
"Machine Learning in EDA: Opportunities and Value Propositions" (slides)
June 19, 2017
Prof. Kahng received the Cadence Academic Collaboration Award at the DAC-2017 opening session (slide) (picture)
June 18, 2017
Prof. Kahng's IWLS-2017 keynote talk, "DA Perspectives and Futures:
January 30, 2017
Congratulations to Jiajia Li on filing his Ph.D. thesis!!!
January 16, 2017
Congratulations to Jiajia Li on passing his Ph.D defense!!!
November 30, 2016
Congratulations to Kwangsoo Han on passing his University Qualifying Examination!!!
November 4, 2016
The kickoff workshop of the new Center for Design-Enabled Nanofabrication (C-DEN) was held at the Cadence Design Systems campus in San Jose. The center website is at [C-Den website] and the workshop program is at [C-Den agenda]. (If your company isn't a member yet, please contact Prof. Kahng!)
October 21-22, 2016
The inaugural Design Automation Futures Workshop ("CANDE 2.0") organized by Profs. Kahng and Koushanfar with IEEE CEDA was held at Mentor Graphics in Fremont.
The program is here:
[cached local copy]
August 1, 2016
Congratulations to Siddhartha Nath on passing his Ph.D. defense.
July 8, 2016
June 2, 2016
Congratulations to Lutong Wang on passing his ECE Prelim Exam today!!!
May 25, 2016
May 4, 2016
The Linear and Integer Programming Made Easy book (Professor T. C. Hu, published by Springer) is now available online (link)
April 22, 2016
March 11, 2016
December 3, 2015
Congratulations to Kwangsoo Han on passing his ECE Prelim Exam today!!!
December 3, 2015
Congratulations to Vaishnav Srinivas on passing his University Qualifying Examination!!!
October 20, 2015
IEEE Rebooting Computing and ITRS2.0 OSTP grand challenge white paper. (link)
September 30, 2015
Congratulations to Wei-Ting Jonas Chan on passing his University Qualifying Examination!
September 29, 2015
Congratulations to Jiajia Li on passing his University Qualifying Examination!
September 3, 2015
Congratulations to Pooja Shah on filing her M.S. thesis.
August 25, 2015
Congratulations to Hyein Lee on passing her University Qualifying Examination!
June 23, 2015
June 12, 2015
June 9, 2015
April 27, 2015
April 24, 2015
December 12, 2014
Congratulations to Siddhartha Nath on passing his University Qualifying Examination!
November 13, 2014
July 3, 2014
Congratulations to Tuck-Boon Chan for successfully defending and
filing his Ph.D. thesis!
March 20, 2014
Congratulations to Tuck-Boon Chan on passing his University Qualifying Examination.
March 17, 2014
Congratulations to Hyein Lee on passing her ECE Prelim Exam today!!!!!!!
November 26, 2013
October 28, 2013
October 16, 2013
Congratulations to Wei-Ting Jonas Chan for passing the ECE Ph.D. Prelim Exam.
September 18, 2013
Congratulations to Vaishnav Srinivas for passing the ECE Ph.D. Prelim Exam.
August 2, 2013
Congratulations to Seokhyeong Kang for successfully defending and filing his Ph.D. thesis.
June 17, 2013
Siddhartha Nath for passing the CSE Ph.D. Research Exam.
June 15, 2013
Jyoti Wadhwani for graduating with her ECE M.S. degree.
June 10, 2013
Jiajia Li for passing the ECE Ph.D. Prelim Exam.
May 24, 2013
- Congratulations to Tuck-Boon Chan for being chosen as one of four winners of the 2013 Qualcomm Fellow-Mentor-Advisor (FMA) Fellowship, for the project "Timing Corner Optimization for Design Implementation and Signoff in Advanced Process Nodes".
May 16, 2013
50th DAC Recognition of 20+ years of ABKGroup: Prof. Kahng
will receive several recognitions on June 5, 2013 at the 50th Anniversary
Banquet of the ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference. He is one of the 10
most cited authors, and the third most collaborative author, in DAC's
50-year history. He is also in the "DAC 40 club" with 40+ DAC papers, and
among the 10 most prolific authors in each of DAC's fourth and fifth
April 3, 2013
- Congratulations to Sherief Reda for receiving tenure at Brown University!
March 27, 2013
March 27, 2013
- Congratulations to Puneet Gupta for receiving tenure at UCLA!
December 11, 2012
- Prof. Kahng is one of the 52 members of the 2012 ACM Fellows class (link), for contributions to physical design automation and to design for manufacturability of microelectronic systems.
October 31, 2012
August 20, 2012
May 30, 2012
Congratulations to Seokhyeong Kang on passing his ECE qualifying examination.
Feb 14, 2012
Congratulations to Kwangok Jeong for receiving the 2012 EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award (Topic Area 3).
November 16, 2011
November 11, 2011
September 7, 2011
Gate-length biasing technology from UCSD achieves cumulative energy savings at "trillion watt-hour" scale. UCSD press
June 9, 2011
Congratulations to Kwangok Jeong on filing his Ph.D. thesis.
May 31, 2011
Congratulations to Kwangok Jeong on passing his Ph.D. defense.
April 25, 2011
March 31, 2011
March 28, 2011
March 8, 2011
December 10, 2010
Congratulations to Kambiz Samadi on defending and filing his Ph.D. thesis.
December 3, 2010
Congratulations to Seokhyeong Kang on passing his ECE Prelim examination.
October 17, 2010
The login password for ABKGroup local pages has recently been changed.
If you believe that you should have access, but have not been notified the password change, please contact ABK or Seokhyeong.
June 8, 2008
Congratulations to two members of the group for recently passing milestones in the Ph.D. track:
Rasit Topaloglu successfully defended his thesis and filed.
Chul-Hong Park successfully defended his thesis and filed.
April 25, 2008
- "Design for manufacturability gears up for 32nm" by Richard Goering. [Full Story]
February 25, 2008
September 28, 2007
Congratulations to various members of the group for recently passing milestones in the Ph.D. track:
Puneet Sharma successfully defended his thesis and filed.
Chul-Hong Park passed his qualification exam.
Kambiz Samadi passed his Prelim.
April 15, 2007
DATE-2007 DFM tutorial slides
- DFM Challenges and Practical Solutions in 65nm and 45nm
Congratulations to Rasit Topaloglu for Best Paper award in ISQED 2007!
January 31, 2007
September 29, 2006
Prof. Andrew Kahng's talks from GSRC06 Annual Review is now online
- Core Pillar Presentation [PPT]
- System-Level Living Roadmap Theme Presentation [PPT]
August 11, 2006
DAC-2006 DFM tutorial slides
- Test structures and test chips [PDF]
- Nano scale realities [PDF]
- Design optimizations [PDF]
- What's new in DFM @ DAC-2006 [PDF]
July 29, 2006
- Debate on Restricted Design Rule (RDR) and DFM at DAC06
July 14, 2006
- Congratulations to Xu Xu for successfully defended his
thesis and will file this week.
June 6, 2006
- Congratulations to various members
of the group for recently passing milestones in the Ph.D.
Sherief successfully defended his
thesis and filed last week.Qinke successfully defended his
thesis and will file this week.
Rasit passed his
Puneet Sharma passed his
UQE.Chul-Hong passed his
January 18, 2006
December 07, 2005
November 04, 2005
October 5, 2005
October 5, 2005
- Congratulations to Bao Liu and Qinke Wang for Best Paper award in ICCD 2005!
June 26, 2005
- "The X initiative model: Collaborative resolution of 'shared red bricks' in ITRS" by A. Fujimura and A. B. Kahng [Full Story]
June 9, 2005
- Congratulations to Xu Xu for passing his qualification exam!
June 9, 2005
- Congratulations to Qinke Wang for passing his qualification exam!
June 2, 2005
April 6, 2005
March 4, 2005
- The Match Twice and Stitch TSP heuristic published in Operations Research Letters Nov 2004 issue is currently the hottest article on Science Direct. [Local copy]
October 5, 2004
- Blurb on PhoneShare in MIT's Technology Review magazine (Oct 2004 issue, page 17). [Local copy]
May 10, 2004
- Congratulations to Yuhong Zheng for filing her M.S. thesis!
March 04, 2004
January 19, 2004
- Some EETimes articles on the ICCAD 2003 tutorial:
- Researchers float design-for-manufacturing strategy, Nov. 13, 2003 [Full Story]
- Statistical timing steps into spotlight at ICCAD, Nov. 17, 2003 [Full Story]
- Statistical static timing analysis ensures IC performance, Dec. 22, 2003 [Full Story]
December 19, 2003
December 12, 2003
- Congratulations to Puneet Gupta and Swamy V. Muddu for completion of their M.S. degrees at UCSD!
December 03, 2003
Manufacturing Aware Physical Design: ICCAD Embedded Tutorial Slides.
December 01, 2003