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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. This paper, “Analyzing and Modeling In-Storage Computing Workloads On EISC — An FPGA-Based System-Level Emulation Platform”, was published at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) from Nov. 4-6, 2019, in Denver, CO.

Each November, this award is presented at ICCAD  and 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 the 94 accepted 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, but not limited to, those in AI, IoT, and security. (https://iccad.com/award_recipients)