EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award 2010 goes to Daniel D. Gajski

January 10, 2010

Adapted from EDAA Press Release:
The EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award 2010 goes to Daniel D. Gajski.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to individuals who made outstanding contributions to the state of the art in electronic design, automation and testing of electronic systems in their life. In order to be eligible, candidates must have made innovative contributions which had an impact on the way electronic systems are being designed.

UCI Vice Chancellor for Research Susan Bryant congratulates Professor Gajski for this outstanding achievement: “His establishment and leadership of the Center for Embedded Computer Systems as a campus Organized Research Unit reflects the world-class research being undertaken at UCI.  We look forward to the continued success and world-wide recognition of Dr. Gajski and the Center for Embedded Computer Systems.

Past recipients have been Kurt Antreich (2003), Hugo De Man (2004), Jochen Jess (2005), Robert Brayton (2006), Tom W. Williams (2007), Ernest S. Kuh (2008) and Jan M. Rabaey (2009). The Award will be presented at the plenary session of the 2010 DATE Conference, to be held 8-12 March in Dresden, Germany.

Dr. Daniel Gajski - ProfileDaniel D. Gajski received the Dipl. Ing. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1974. After 10 years of industrial experience in digital circuits, supercomputing, and VLSI design, he spent 10 years in academia with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Presently, he is a Full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. He holds the Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Computer System Design and is the Director of the Center for Embedded Computer Systems at UCI.

Daniel Gajski has made many fundamental contributions to areas spanning from electronic design automation to embedded systems. He is considered among the founding fathers of the push in electronic design methods towards higher levels of abstractions and their relationship to system architectures and has been a leader in establishing the fields of Silicon Compilation, High-Level Synthesis, and System-Level Design.

Daniel Gajski has published over 250 journal and conference papers, has edited, authored and co-authored a total of seven books and numerous book chapters, and has received several best-paper awards and nominations. He has been named an IEEE Fellow for contributions to VLSI design, system-level design methodologies and CAD tools and also has been presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Oldenburg, Germany, in 2006 in recognition of his contributions in the areas of embedded systems and design science.

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