David Z. Pan

David Z. Pan

Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship #1

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.

He received his Ph.D. degree (with honor) in Computer Science from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Research Staff Member with the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. He has published over 200 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences, and is the holder of 8 U.S. patents. His research is mainly focused on cross-layer nanometer design for manufacturing/reliability, new frontiers of physical design and system-level co-design, and CAD for emerging technologies. 

He has served as a Senior Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), an Associate Editor of four IEEE journals (IEEE Transactions on CAD, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, IEEE Transactions on CAS-I, IEEE Transactions on CAS-II), IEEE CAS Society Newsletter, Science China Information Sciences, and Journal of Computer Science and Technology. He has served as the Chair of IEEE CANDE Technical Committee, the chair of ACM/SIGDA Physical Design Technical Committee, in the committees of major VLSI/CAD conferences, including Program/General Chair of ISPD, Executive Committee of DAC, program subcommittee chair of ASPDAC, DAC, ICCAD, ISLPED, ISCAS, VLSI-DAT, among others. He is a member of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductor (ITRS). 

He has received the 2013 SRC Technical Excellence Award for his work in "Nanometer IC Design for Manufacturability," DAC Top 10 Author in Fifth Decade, DAC Prolific Author Award, 11 Best Paper Awards (ISPD 2014, ICCAD 2013, ASPDAC 2012, ISPD 2011, IBM Research Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award for 2010 in CS/EE/Math, ASPDAC 2010, DATE 2009, ICICDT 2009, SRC Techcon 2012, 2007 and 1998) and 11 other Best Paper Award nominations at DAC/ICCAD/ASPDAC/ISPD, Communications of the ACM Research Highlights (2014), ACM/SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award (2005), NSF CAREER Award (2007), UCLA Engineering Distinguished Young Alumnus Award (2009), UT Austin RAISE Faculty Excellence Award (2014), IBM Faculty Award four times, SRC Inventor Recognition Award three times, ISPD Global Routing Contest Awards, eASIC Placement Contest Grand Prize, ICCAD CAD Contest Awards, ACM Recognition of Service Award (2007 and 2008), and so on. He is an IEEE Fellow.


Research Interests: 

Nanometer VLSI physical CAD
Design for manufacturability/reliability
Low power design and CAD
CAD for emerging technologies
Vertical integration of architecture, circuit and technology


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