Press Releases

NSF Funds Expedition into Software for Efficient Computing in the Age of Nanoscale Devices

Adapted from NSF Press Release: UC Irvine, along with five other universities, has received a $10 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Expeditions in Computing grant to develop robust software for computing with unreliable, but energy-efficient nanoscale computer components. The Irvine team is led by Chancellor’s Professor Nikil Dutt and Professor Alex Nicolau, computer scientists in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. read more »

Microsoft Ranking places CECS 6th in the World

The recently published Academic Research Ranking by Microsoft Corp ( ranks 20 Computer Science topics from Algorithms and Theory to the World Wide Web including 2.4 million publications. In the specific topic titled Hardware and Architecture, which is particularly pertinent to the UCI Center for Embedded Computer Systems (CECS), it ranks over one-hundred thousand researchers world wide. CECS is very highly ranked by sharing 6th place with MIT, UCLA, Princeton and UIUC with 4 faculty in the top 100. First on the list is UCB with 10 in 100, followed by Stanford with 9, Michigan with 7 and UCSD and CMU with 5 faculty members in the top more »

EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award 2010 goes to Daniel D. Gajski

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. 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. read more »

The Nicholas Endowment Presents CECS a $100,000 Gift

The Center for Embedded Computer Systems at the University of California, Irvine recently received a $100,000 gift from The Nicholas Endowment. Craig S. Gunther, Chairmen of Board of Trustees, The Nicholas Foundation, presented the gift to Daniel D. Gajski, The Henry Samueli “Turing” Endowed Chair and Director, Center for Embedded Computer more »