The Electronic System Design Alliance
and
The IEEE Council on EDA (CEDA)
are proud to honor

Dr. Rob A. Rutenbar

Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh

with the
2017 Phil Kaufman Award

Dr. Rutenbar is being honored for his contributions to analog design automation and impact on EDA education.


Dr. Rutenbar is being honored for his contributions to algorithms and tools for analog and mixed-signal designs. As an academic researcher at CMU, he pioneered a range of models, algorithms and tools for analog IC designs. During his tenure at the University of Illinois, he reworked his long-running CMU course, “VLSI CAD: Logic to Layout,” into the first Massive, Open, Online Course (MOOC) on EDA, providing training to thousands of engineers. As an entrepreneur, he founded multiple companies to bring his research efforts to the larger design community.

Additional information on Dr. Rutenbar’s contributions in are available in the press release.

The ESD Alliance and the IEEE Council on EDA honored Dr. Rutenbar with an award presentation and dinner on February 8, 2018 at The GlassHouse in San Jose, California.

Photos from the 2017 Phil Kaufman Award Presentation and Dinner

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