Texas ECE PhD student Meng Li won the First Place Gold Medal at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA) Student Research Competition held at the 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD). His research competition title is "Design-for-Security Techniques for Hardware IP Supply Chain Protection”.
As the 1st place winner of the ACM/SIGDA Student Research Competition (SRC), Meng Li will advance to the ACM-wide Student Research Competition Grand Finals to compete with other 1st place winners from other ACM Special Interest Groups.
SIGDA is "committed to advancing the skills and knowledge of electronic design automation professionals and students throughout the world."
Meng Li is a fifth-year PhD at Texas ECE and is supervised by Dr. David Z. Pan. He received his MSEE at The University of Texas at Austin under Michael Orshansky.
This is the second year in a row a Texas ECE student has won this highly competitive award. in 2016-2017. Texas ECE PhD student Xiaoqing Xu won the First Place Gold Medal at ICCAD 2016.