At CEDA, we are justifiably proud these days because six candidates from the Council have been appointed Fellow of the IEEE effective January 1, 2012.
Those elevated to the Class of 2012 IEEE Fellow from CEDA are: Naehyuck Chang from Seoul National University for contributions to system-level power characterization, including thermal management; Chong-Nuen Chu of Iowa State University for contributions to physical design of integrated circuits; and Alper Demir at Koc University in Turkey for contributions to stochastic modeling and phase noise analysis.
We also congratulate: Rudy Lauwereins from IMEC for contributions to data flow models in real-time prototyping; Luis Silveira from the Technical University of Lisbon for contributions to analysis and modeling of VLSI interconnects; and Stephen Trimberger of Xilinx, Inc. for contributions to circuits, architectures and software technology for field-programmable gate arrays.
As many of you know, the IEEE Fellow is conferred by the IEEE board of directors and is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members who have made extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields. It is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
Our six candidates have made enormous and varied contributions to the advancement of design automation. Their achievements have had profound effects on our community, so I’m sure you join us in a hearty thank you for their work. Please be sure to congratulate them when you see them at upcoming industry events.