There’s still time to submit a nomination for the A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation. The nomination, open through Wednesday, February 1, can be made by anyone who is familiar with the individual’s or group’s published work.
This yearly award for outstanding technical contributions honors the late Dr. Richard Newton, a luminary in design automation academia and industry, and dean of engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, who died in 2007. CEDA sponsors the award, along with the ACM Special Interest Group in Design Automation (ACM SIGDA). It can be given to an individual from either the industrial/commercial side of the business or academia.
The award will be presented to an individual or individuals for their outstanding technical contributions to electronic design automation (EDA), recognized over a significant period of time. Qualifications will be based on a high-impact, seminal paper published at least 10 years before the presentation of the award at this year’s Design Automation Conference. The paper must have passed through a peer-review process before publication and be an archived conference or journal publication available from or published by either ACM or IEEE. It should be a seminal paper where an original idea was first described. Follow-up papers and extended descriptions of the work may be cited in the nomination, but the award will be given for the initial original contribution.
For more details, visit: www.c-eda.org/newton.html.