Room 236C Wisenbaker Engr. Building (WEB)
Dr. Wen-Hao Liu
Abstract: Researchers are from Mars, while industrial people are from Venus. There is a long path to bring a research idea to be a mature industrial product. A successful EDA product not only needs a robust kernel engine, but also need to be easy extendable and maintainable. This talk will introduce how to develop a new global routing tool from scratch in a big EDA company. In addition, the talk will mention the resistance to run a new project, the difficulty to convince customers to buy your new solutions, and the headache to maintain a tool.
Bio: Wen-Hao Liu, received his B.S. and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan respectively in 2008 and 2013. He currently is working at Cadence, Austin, Texas. His research interests include routing, placement, clock synthesis, and parallel computing. Wen-Hao Liu has published more than 20 papers in these fields. Wen-Hao had won the ISPD 2009 clock network synthesis contest, and he is the developer of NCTU-GR that is a widely-used public academic global router. Currently, Wen-Hao is serving on the review boards of IEEE TCAD, IEEE TVLSI, ACM TODASE, and Integration, the VLSI Journal.
Host: Dr. Gratz