Diana Marculescu Selected to Receive Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award
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Diana Marculescu Selected to Receive Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award

Accomplished researcher and educator honored for her contributions to EDA

LOUISVILLE, Colo. –– May 5, 2014 –– Diana Marculescu, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected as the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award recipient for 2014. The award honors Dr. Marculescu for her leadership and for providing a role model to women in engineering through both her research and her teaching.

Dr. Marculescu’s career in EDA spans almost two decades. Her research contributions range from sustainable and energy-aware computing to reliability- and variability-aware system design and discrete modeling and analysis of non-silicon networks.  Notable research highlights include design techniques to address soft error robustness in large digital circuits, process variation-aware design of multiprocessor systems-on-chip, and advanced power management techniques in the context of voltage frequency islands (VFIs) and 3D integration design styles.

“In April, in recognition of her reputation as a scholar and educator, Dr. Marculescu was named as Associate Department Head for Academic Affairs for Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon,” said Valerie Rachko,  marketing director Design Creation at Mentor Graphics Corporation and chairperson of Women in Electronic Design. “We are honored to present her with this award in recognition of her notable contributions to academic research, technology and the career paths of student engineers.” 

The award, named for DAC’s former organizer Marie Pistilli, is presented annually to an individual who has helped advance women in the EDA industry.  It will be presented to Dr. Marculescu during the 51st Design Automation Conference (DAC) General Session, Monday, June 2, at 9:00am in Ballroom 102 at the MosconeCenter in San Francisco, Calif.

About Diana Marculescu

Dr. Marculescu has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at CarnegieMellonUniversity since 2000.  For the past two decades, she has done research in energy- and reliability-aware computing, and more recently, in CAD for non-silicon applications, including computational biology and sustainability. Diana received her Dipl. Ing. degree in Computer Science from "Politehnica" University of Bucharest, Romania in 1991, her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California in 1998, and held visiting positions at Technical University Munich, University Joseph Fourier, and CEA-LETI. She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Faculty Career Award (2000-2004), an ACM-SIGDA Technical Leadership Award (2003), the Carnegie Institute of Technology George Tallman Ladd Research Award (2004), an ACM-SIGDA Distinguished Service Award (2010), and Best Paper Awards from IEEE/ACM Asia South-Pacific Design Automation Conference (2005), IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (2008), IEEE International Symposium on Quality of Electronic Design (2009), and IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (2011). Diana was an IEEE-Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer (2004-2005), the Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (2005-2009), is a Senior IEEE Member and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. She was recently selected as an ELATE Fellow (2013-2014) and received an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2013-2017).

About the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award

Women have made important contributions and strides in the EDA industry for over 20 years. To recognize those who have dedicated time and effort toward these achievements, the DAC Executive Committee presents an annual award to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to help women advance in the field of EDA technology. For a list of previous recipients of the Award visit https://dac.com/content/women-electronic-design.

About DAC

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design.

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