Room 1020 Emerging Tech. Bldg. (ETB)
Martin D.F. Wong
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The complexity of today’s silicon chips is mind-boggling, with over a billion transistors and miles of wires all tightly packed into a finger-tip-sized small area. The key enabling technology for the successful design of these complex chips is the electronic design automation (EDA) software. An important component of EDA is the software responsible for the layout of wires. This talk will focus on the wire routing problem in EDA. We will present challenges and solutions to the problem based on our recent results on wire routing and optimization.
Bio: Martin D.F. Wong received his B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the University of Toronto and M.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from UIUC in 1987. From 1987 to 2002, he was a faculty member in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He returned to UIUC in 2002 where he is currently the Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering and the Edward C. Jordan Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has published over 400 technical papers and graduated more than 40 Ph.D. students in the area of Electronic Design Automation (EDA). He has won a few best paper awards for his works in EDA. He has served on many technical program committees of leading EDA conferences. He has also served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, and ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in 2005 and 2006. He is a Fellow of IEEE.
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