Prof. David Z. Pan of Texas ECE received the Cadence Academic Collaboration Award at the
Design Automation Conference (DAC) held in Las Vegas in early June. Prof. Pan received the award for “contributions to design for manufacturing and physical design of
integrated circuits and systems, and educating a diverse body of outstanding EDA professionals to industry.” The Design Automation Conference is recognized as the premier
conference for design and automation of electronic systems. Cadence is a leading provider of system design tools, software, IP, and services.
Dr. David Z. Pan is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and
holds the Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship #1. His research is mainly focused cross-layer design for manufacturing, reliability, security, machine learning and
hardware acceleration, design/CAD for analog/mixed signal designs and emerging technologies. He has published over 340 technical papers in refereed journals and
conferences, and is the holder of 8 U.S. patents. He has graduated 28 PhD students at UT Austin who are now holding key academic and industry positions.