Honors & Awards

Professional Awards

  1. [2015] Prof. Yiran Chen, Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR), Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP).
  2. [2015] Prof. Hai (Helen) Li, Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR), Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP).
  3. [2014] Prof. Yiran Chen, Outstanding New Faculty Award of ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA ONFA).
  4. [2013] Prof. Hai (Helen) Li, DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA).
  5. [2013] Prof. Yiran Chen, NSF CAREER Award.
  6. [2013] Prof. Yiran Chen, Invitee in U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium of National Academy of Engineering.
  7. [2013] Prof. Hai (Helen) Li, Air Force Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP) Fellowship
  8. [2013] Prof. Yiran Chen, Air Force Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP) Fellowship
  9. [2012] Prof. Hai (Helen) Li, NSF CAREER Award.
  10. [2012] Prof. Yiran Chen and Ph.D. student Wujie Wen, 49th Design Automation Conference A. Richard Newton Scholarship
  11. [2012] Prof. Yiran Chen, Air Force Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP) Fellowship
  12. [2012] Prof. Hai (Helen) Li, WICAT Center and NYU WIRELESS Research Distribution Award, 2012.
  13. [2011] Prof. Hai (Helen) Li, Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR), Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP).
  14. [2011] Prof. Yiran Chen, Air Force Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP) Fellowship

 

Publication Awards

  1. [2015-DAC] Best Paper Nomination, Design Automation Conference (DAC) for the paper entitled “An EDA Framework Large Scale Hybrid Neuromorphic Computing Systems”.
  2. [2015-ASPDAC] Best Paper Award, Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) for the paper entitled “Quantitative Modeling of Racetrack Memory − A Tradeoff among Area, Performance, and Power”.
  3. [2015-GLSVLSI] Best Paper Nomination, the 23rd ACM International Conference on Great Lakes Symposium on
    VLSI (GLSVLSI) for the paper entitled “A High-Speed Robust NVM-TCAM Design Using Body Bias Feedback”.
  4. [2014-ISVLSI] Best Paper Award, IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI) for the paper entitled “A Weighted Sensing Scheme for ReRAM-based Cross-point Memory Array”.
  5. [2014-DAC] Best Paper Nomination, Design Automation Conference (DAC) for the paper entitled “State-Restrict MLC STT-RAM Designs for High-Reliable High-Performance Memory System”.
  6. [2014-ASPDAC] Best Paper Nomination, Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) for the paper entitled “Prefetching Techniques for STT-RAM based Last-level Cache in CMP Systems”.
  7. [2013-GLSVLSI] Best Paper Award, Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI) for the paper entitled “Coordinating Prefetching and STT-RAM based Last-level Cache Management for Multicore Systems”.
  8. [2013-ICCAD] Best Paper Nomination, International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) for the paper entitled “Unleashing the Potential of MLC STT-RAM Caches”.
  9. [2013-ASPDAC] Best Paper Nomination, Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) for the paper entitled “Compiler-Assisted Refresh Minimization for Volatile STT-RAM Cache”.
  10. [2012-ICCAD] Best Paper Nomination, International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) for the paper entitled “Probabilistic Design Methodology to Improve Run-time Stability and Performance of STT-RAM Caches”.
  11. [2011-ASPDAC] Best Paper Nomination, Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) for the paper entitled “Geometry Variations Analysis of TiO2 Thin Film and Spintronic Memristors”.
  12. [2010-ISLPED] Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) for the paper entitled “Combined Magnetic- and Circuit-level Enhancements for the Nondestructive Self-Reference Scheme of STT-RAM”.
  13. [2010-DATE] Best Paper Nomination, Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE) for the paper entitled “A Nondestructive Self-Reference Scheme for Spin-Transfer Torque Random Access Memory (STT-RAM)”.
  14. [2010-ISQED] Best Paper Nomination, International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) for the paper entitled “Scalability of PCMO-based Resistive Switch Device in DSM Technologies.”
  15. [2008-ISQED] Best Paper Award, the 9th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) for paper entitled “Design Margin Exploration of Spin-Torque Transfer RAM (SPRAM).”
  16. [2005-ISQED] Best Paper Nomination, the 6th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) for the paper entitled “Power Supply Noise-aware Scheduling and Allocation for DSP Synthesis.”

 

Student Awards

  1. [2015] Wujie Wen, Dean’s Scholarship, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.
  2. [2015] Zhenyu Sun, EDAA Best Dissertation Award.
  3. [2015] Xiang Chen, Most Popular Poster Award, ACM SIGDA Student Research Forum, ASPDAC.
  4. [2015] Kent W. Nixon, ECE Outstanding TA Award, University of Pittsburgh.
  5. [2014] Xiuyuan Bi, Ph.D. Forum Best Presentation, DAC.
  6. [2014] Wujie Wen, ACM SIGDA Student Research Competition (SRC), Bronze Medal, ICCAD.
  7. [2014] Xiang Chen, Excellence Award, Star of Tomorrow Internship Program, Microsoft Research Asia.
  8. [2014] Kent W. Nixon & Xiang Chen, Second Prize, Randall Family Big Idea Start-up Competition.
  9. [2014] Kent W. Nixon, Second Prize, University Technology Showcase, Three River Venture Fair.
  10. [2014] Kent W. Nixon, Best Smart Tags App, Hackathon Powered by AT&T.
  11. [2014] Kent W. Nixon, ECE Outstanding TA Award, University of Pittsburgh.
  12. [2012] Kent W. Nixon, Air Force Visiting Student Scholarship, Air Force Research Laboratory.
  13. [2011] Yaojun Zhang, Dean’s scholarship, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.