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Last Modified: August 25, 2018

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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].

  • Prof. Kahng helped present Tutorial #4, "Designing in Advanced Technologies: A Quick Review of Approaches", at DAC-2018. The slides are [here].

  • 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.

  • Congratulations to Tushar Shah (M.S. ECE (Computer Engineering)) and Sriram Venkatesh (M.S. CSE (Computer Engineering)) on graduating at today's commencement !

  • 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!!!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Congratulations to Sriram Venkatesh on filing his M.S. thesis!!!

  • 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.

  • 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]

  • Congratulations to Jonas Chan on filing his Ph.D. thesis!!!

  • Semiconductor Industry: An Interview with Prof. Andrew Kahng, by Chosun Media Group (link).

  • Congratulations to Bangqi Xu on passing his ECE Prelim Exam today!!!

  • Congratulations to Jonas Chan on passing his Ph.D defense!!!

  • DAC-2017 panel on EDA Research Funding organized by Prof. Kahng - slides posted here with permission of panelists!

  • Prof. Kahng's keynote talk at the ANSYS Executive Breakfast, "Machine Learning in EDA: Opportunities and Value Propositions" (slides)

  • Prof. Kahng received the Cadence Academic Collaboration Award at the DAC-2017 opening session (slide) (picture)

  • Prof. Kahng's IWLS-2017 keynote talk, "DA Perspectives and Futures: An Update" (slides)

  • Congratulations to Jiajia Li on filing his Ph.D. thesis!!!

  • Congratulations to Jiajia Li on passing his Ph.D defense!!!

  • Congratulations to Kwangsoo Han on passing his University Qualifying Examination!!!

  • 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!)

  • 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: [DAFW agenda] [cached local copy]

  • Congratulations to Siddhartha Nath on passing his Ph.D. defense.

  • Congratulations to Lutong Wang on passing his ECE Prelim Exam today!!!

  • The Linear and Integer Programming Made Easy book (Professor T. C. Hu, published by Springer) is now available online (link)

  • Congratulations to Kwangsoo Han on passing his ECE Prelim Exam today!!!

  • Congratulations to Vaishnav Srinivas on passing his University Qualifying Examination!!!

  • IEEE Rebooting Computing and ITRS2.0 OSTP grand challenge white paper. (link)

  • Congratulations to Wei-Ting Jonas Chan on passing his University Qualifying Examination!

  • Congratulations to Jiajia Li on passing his University Qualifying Examination!

  • Congratulations to Pooja Shah on filing her M.S. thesis.

  • Congratulations to Hyein Lee on passing her University Qualifying Examination!

  • Congratulations to Siddhartha Nath on passing his University Qualifying Examination!

  • Congratulations to Tuck-Boon Chan for successfully defending and filing his Ph.D. thesis!

  • Congratulations to Tuck-Boon Chan on passing his University Qualifying Examination.

  • Congratulations to Hyein Lee on passing her ECE Prelim Exam today!!!!!!!

  • Congratulations to Wei-Ting Jonas Chan for passing the ECE Ph.D. Prelim Exam.

  • Congratulations to Vaishnav Srinivas for passing the ECE Ph.D. Prelim Exam.

  • Congratulations to Seokhyeong Kang for successfully defending and filing his Ph.D. thesis.

  • Congratulations to Siddhartha Nath for passing the CSE Ph.D. Research Exam.

  • Congratulations to Jyoti Wadhwani for graduating with her ECE M.S. degree.

  • Congratulations to Jiajia Li for passing the ECE Ph.D. Prelim Exam.

  • 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".

  • 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 decades.

  • Congratulations to Sherief Reda for receiving tenure at Brown University!

  • Congratulations to Puneet Gupta for receiving tenure at UCLA!

  • 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.

  • Congratulations to Seokhyeong Kang on passing his ECE qualifying examination.

  • Congratulations to Kwangok Jeong for receiving the 2012 EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award (Topic Area 3).

  • Gate-length biasing technology from UCSD achieves cumulative energy savings at "trillion watt-hour" scale. UCSD press release [cached].

  • Congratulations to Kwangok Jeong on filing his Ph.D. thesis.
  • Congratulations to Kwangok Jeong on passing his Ph.D. defense.
  • Congratulations to Kambiz Samadi on defending and filing his Ph.D. thesis.
  • Congratulations to Seokhyeong Kang on passing his ECE Prelim examination.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • "Design for manufacturability gears up for 32nm" by Richard Goering. [Full Story]
  • 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.

  • DATE-2007 DFM tutorial slides
    • DFM Challenges and Practical Solutions in 65nm and 45nm [PDF]

  • Congratulations to Rasit Topaloglu for Best Paper award in ISQED 2007!
  • Prof. Andrew Kahng's talks from GSRC06 Annual Review is now online
    • Core Pillar Presentation [PPT]
    • System-Level Living Roadmap Theme Presentation [PPT]
  • 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]
  • Debate on Restricted Design Rule (RDR) and DFM at DAC06 [Full Story]
  • Congratulations to Xu Xu for successfully defended his thesis and will file this week.
  • Congratulations to various members of the group for recently passing milestones in the Ph.D. track:

    Sherief successfully defended his thesis and filed last week.

    Qinke successfully defended his thesis and will file this week.

    Rasit passed his UQE.

    Puneet Sharma passed his UQE.

    Chul-Hong passed his Prelim.

  • Congratulations to Bao Liu and Qinke Wang for Best Paper award in ICCD 2005!
  • "The X initiative model: Collaborative resolution of 'shared red bricks' in ITRS" by A. Fujimura and A. B. Kahng [Full Story] [Local copy]
  • Congratulations to Xu Xu for passing his qualification exam!
  • Congratulations to Qinke Wang for passing his qualification exam!
  • 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]
  • Blurb on PhoneShare in MIT's Technology Review magazine (Oct 2004 issue, page 17). [Local copy]
  • Congratulations to Yuhong Zheng for filing her M.S. thesis!
  • 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]
  • Congratulations to Puneet Gupta and Swamy V. Muddu for completion of their M.S. degrees at UCSD!
  • Manufacturing Aware Physical Design: ICCAD Embedded Tutorial Slides. [Slides]
  • Congratulations to Dr. Stefanus Mantik
    for filing his Ph.D. dissertation at UCLA!
  • Posters for GSRC Annual Symposium are available. [Full Story]
  • 41st Design Automation Conference (DAC) Executive Committee Named. [Full Story]
  • DNA array design software released! The implemented algorithms are described in papers #141 and #159, available on the conference publications page.The code can be downloaded here.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Yu Chen for filing his dissertation (at UCLA).
  • Congratulations to Dr. Mike Oliver for filing his dissertation (at UCLA).
  • ASPDAC-2003 Tutorial: Physical Chip Implementation: Hot Spots and Best Practices SLIDES (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Bao Liu for filing his dissertation.

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