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CRISP PI and Former Students Earn Best Paper Award at ICCAD

Group photo at ICCAD conference

UCLA Computer Science Professor Jason Cong, together with his co-authors Zhenyuan Ruan (former student, now at MIT), and Tong He (former student, now at Google), have received the 2019 IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award for their paper "Analyzing and Modeling In-Storage Computing Workloads On EISC — An FPGA-Based System-Level Emulation Platform” published in the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) in Nov. 4-6, 2019 at Denver, CO. Presented at ICCAD each November, this Award is jointly sponsored by ACM/SIGDA, IEEE/CASS, and IEEE/CS. Papers are selected by the ICCAD Program Committee through a rigorous and multi-stage review process. This Award is given in the memory of William J. McCalla, for his contributions to ICCAD and his CAD technical work throughout his career. This year ICCAD had 394 submissions and accepted 94 papers. Only 2 papers out of them received the best paper award. About ICCAD: Jointly sponsored by IEEE and ACM, ICCAD has been the premier forum to explore emerging technology challenges in electronic design automation (EDA), present leading-edge R&D solutions, and identify future research directions. The ICCAD scope has also been adapted and expanded to address emerging technology, design, and automation challenges including those in AI, IoT, security, among others.