Payam Heydari Receives Best Paper Award

Payam Heydari, Assistant Professor ofthe Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, won the 2005 Darlington Best Paper Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for his journal paper entitled “Analysis of the PLL Jitter Due to Power/Ground and Substrate Noise” published in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems , vol. 51, no. 12, pages 2404-2416, December 2004.

The Darlington Award is given in honor of Dr. Sidney Darlington, a Bell Labs scientist who pioneered the design of electronic circuits and systems. The award is given in recognition of the best paper bridging the gap between theory and practice published in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems , which is published in two separate monthly volumes over the past 2 years. The award is based on the general quality, originality, contributions, subject matter and timeliness. Over 900 papers, all of which have been peer-reviewed and published during the last two years, were eligible to receive the award.

Payam Heydari is the sole author of this paper and the youngest faculty among past recipients of this award. He will receive the award and a cash prize at the opening session of the 2005 Design Automation Conference on June 14 th , 2005 in Anaheim Convention Center , California .

The Circuits and Systems Society is one of the largest societies within the Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers, commonly referred to as IEEE.