Design Automation Laboratory







Best Paper Awards and Nominations:

CHI'20 Y. Liang, H. Fan, Z. Fan, L. Miao, W. Li, X. Zhang, W. Sun, K. Wang*, L. He*, and X. Chen*, "OralCam: enabling self-examination and awareness of oral health using a smartphone camera", ACM CHI 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2020.4. (Best Paper Award Nomination)
FPGA'20 Yunxuan Yu, Tiandong Zhao, Kun Wang and Lei He, "Light-OPU: An FPGA-based Overlay Processor for Lightweight Convolutional Neural Networks", FPGA symposium, Feb 2020. (Best Paper Award Nomination)
ASICON'19 Xiao Shi, Jinlong Yan, Hao Yan, Jilia Zhang, Longxing Shi, Lei He, "Adaptive Low-Rank Tensor Approximation for SRAM Yield Anaylsis using Bootstrp Resampling", IEEE ASIC Conference, Oct. 2019. (Best Paper Award Nomination)
ISPD'16 Wei Wu, Srinivas Bodapati, and Lei He, "Hyperspherical Clustering and Sampling for Rare Event Analysis with Multiple Failure Region Coverage", International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD), 2016. (Best Paper Award Nomination) (PDF, Slides)
TCAS-I2011 Zhen Cao, Brian Foo, Lei He, Mihaela Van Der Schaar, "Optimality and Improvement of Dynamic Voltage Scaling Algorithms for Multimedia Applications," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, Volume 57 Issue 3, pp. 681-690, March 2010. (2011 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Award)
TODAES2010 Hao Yu, Joanna Ho and Lei He, "Allocating Power Ground Vias in 3D ICs for Simultaneous Power and Thermal Integrity" ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), May 2009. (2010 TODAES Best Paper Award)
DAC2010 Manu Jose, Yu Hu, Rupak Majumdar and Lei He, "Rewiring for Robustness", DAC 2010 (Nomination for Best Paper Award)
ICCAD2009 Zhe Feng, Yu Hu, Lei He and Rupak Majumdar, "IPR: In-Place Reconfiguration for FPGA Fault Tolerance", ICCAD 2009 (Nomination for Best Paper Award) (ppt)
DAC2009 Jinjun Xiong, Yiyu Shi, Vladimir Zolotov and Chandu Visweswariah, Statistical Multilayer Process Space Coverage for At-Speed Test, accepted by Design Automation Conference, San Francisco, 2009 (Nomination for Best Paper Award)
ASPDAC2009 Yiyu Shi, Jinjun Xiong, Howard Chen, and Lei He, "Stochastic Current Prediction Enabled Frequency Actuator for Runtime Resonance Noise Reduction", ASPDAC 2009. (Nomination for Best Paper Award) (pdf) (ppt)
ICCAD2008 Yu Hu, Zhe Feng, Lei He, and Ruapk Majumdar, "Robust FPGA Resynthesis Based on Fault Tolerant Boolean Matching", ICCAD 2008. (nomination for Best Paper Award)
ICCD2008 Chunchen Liu, Junjie Su and Yiyu Shi, Temperature Aware Routing Synthesis Considering Spatiotemporal Hotspot, in Proc. of International Conf. on Compute Design, pp. 107-113, Lake Tahoe, 2008. (Nomination for Best Paper Award)
IWLS2008 Yu Hu, Victor Shih, Rupak Majumdar, and Lei He, "Mapping and Resynthesis for LUT-based FPGAs with an Efficient SAT-Based Boolean Matching," ACM International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis, 2008 ( Best Contribution Award of Programming Contest) ).
DAC2008 Zhen Cao, Brian Foo, Lei He, and Mihaela van der Schaar , "Optimality and Improvement of Dynamic Voltage Scaling Algorithms for Multimedia Applications", accepted by IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference, June, 2008, Anaheim, CA. (nomination for Best Paper Award)
ICCAD2007 Yiyu Shi, Jinjun Xiong, Chunchen Liu and Lei He, "Efficient Decoupling Capacitance Budgeting Considering Current Correlation Including Process Variation", IEEE/ACM International Conf. on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), San Jose, CA, Nov. 2007. (nomination for Best Paper Award) (pdf) (ppt)
ICCAD2006 Hao Yu, Joanna Ho, and Lei He, "Simultaneous Power and Thermal Integrity Driven Via Stapling in 3D ICs", IEEE/ACM International Conf. on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), San Jose, CA, Nov. 2006. (nomination for Best Paper Award) (pdf) (ppt)
DAC2006 Hao Yu, Yiyu Shi and Lei He, "Fast Analysis of Structured Power Grid by Triangularization Based Structure Preserving Model", in proceedings of IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference, San Francisco, CA, pp. 205-210, July 2006. (nomination for Best Paper Award) (pdf) (ppt)
ISPD2006 Jinjun Xiong, Vladimir Zolotov, Lei He, "Robust Extraction of Spatial Correlation," IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Physical Design, San Jose, CA, pp. 2-9, April 2006. (Best Paper Award ).  (pdf) (ppt)
TCAD2005 Fei Li, Yan Lin, Lei He, D. Chen, and J. Cong "Power Modeling and Characteristics of Field Programmable Gate Arrays", IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Volume 24, Issue 11, Nov. 2005, pages 1712-1724. (link).(the 3rd most downloaded paper in 2006 among all papers ever published by IEEE Trans. on CAD)
ASICON2003 L. Zhang, T. Jing, X. Hong, J. Xu, J. Xiong and L. He, "Performance optimization global routing with RLC crosstalk constraints", International Conference on ASIC, Beijing, China, Volume:1, 21-24, pp. 191-194, Oct. 2003. (pdf) (ppt) (Best Student Paper Award)
CICC1999 L. He, N. Chang, S. Lin, and O. S. Nakagawa, "An Efficient Inductance Modeling for On-chip Interconnects", (nomination for Best Paper Award)IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, San Diego, CA, pp. 457-460, May 1999. (pdf).
CCF1993 L. He, K. H. Zhang and P. S. Tang, "FTSIM: A switch level fast timing simulator,'' Chinese Institute of Electronics- Acta Electronica Sinica, Feb. 1995, vol.23, (no.2):17-21. (Best Paper Award of China Computer Foundation (CCF) CAD/CAM Conference, Oct. 1993). 

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