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The International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis is a premier conference on specification, modeling, design, analysis and implementation of embedded systems. The conference covers a wide range of design issues and applications relevant to important embedded system quality metrics including performance, cost, power consumption, reliability, security, and usability. It is the main part of Embedded Systems Week which consists of three conferences and numerous workshops, to be held October 4-9, 2015, in Amsterdam. Of note is the conference program committee. Of the 86 committee members, 15 are CECS faculty or their former PhD students. This is clear demonstration of the leading role CECS plays in the field of embedded and cyber-physical systems.

CECS and Microsoft Academic Search

Microsoft Academic Search tracks the number of citations in different fields for authors, conferences, journals, and organizations. In the field of Computer Science and Engineering, and the subfield of Hardware and Architecture, UCI is ranked 18th among all universities in the world (with 1753 publications) and 23rd among all organizations. That includes universities and companies such as IBM, Intel, Microsoft and others. Since almost all UCI faculty members in Hardware and Architecture are also members of CECS, this also demonstrates a great achievement for the Center. “This shows again that CECS is the leader in its field and I believe it would even rank higher if Microsoft was tracking Embedded and Cyber-Physical systems” says CECS Director Prof. Fadi Kurdahi. Four CECS faculty are among the top 100 in the world in this ranking.

52nd DAC Best Paper Award to Mohammad Al Faruque
MAFAwardCECS member and EECS Professor Mohammad Alfaruque and his student, Kourosh Vatanparvar have received the best paper award at the IEEE/ACM 52nd Design Automation Conference held in San Francisco this past week. The oldest and most prestigious conference in the VLSI/CAD area, DAC receives over 800 submissions of which less than 20% (160) are accepted. Only six papers are nominated for best paper award. These papers go through a rigorous selection process involving additional rounds of review, panel discussion, and attendance and evaluation of the oral presentations at the conference. In the end, only two papers are awarded this prestigious honor. Prof. Al Faruque is the first UCI faculty to receive this award, and one of very few individuals worldwide to have received both DAC and ICCAD (another top CAD conference) best paper awards.
Assistant Project Scientist Position Available

The Center for Embedded Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems (CECS) anticipates the availability of an assistant project scientist position. The position involves performing research on the security, analysis, and visualization of software artifacts. A background in algorithm analysis and graph visualization would be desirable.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related discipline.  Salary is commensurate with training and experience. The initial appointment will be for one year with extension to further years dependent in part on the availability of extra-mural funding.

Interested applicants should respond by applying through UCI’s Recruit website:


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