Texas ECE alumnus Dr. Xiaoqing Xu was selected for the ACM Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Electronic Design Automation for his dissertation “Standard Cell Optimization and Physical Design in Advanced Technology Nodes."
The ACM's Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA) established an ACM award to be given each year to an "outstanding Ph.D. dissertation that makes the most substantial contribution to the theory and/or application in the field of electronic design automation." The awards will be presented at the Design Automation Conference, which is held June 24-28 in San Francisco. The award is selected by a committee of experts from academia and industry in the field and appointed by ACM in consultation with the SIGDA Chair.
Xiaoqing received his MS from Texas ECE in 2015, his PhD from Texas ECE in May 2017, and was supervised by Dr. David Pan. He currently works at ARM Research in Austin.