Li wins IEEE/ACM best paper award

Dr. Peng Li, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. has won the prestigious IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla Best Paper Award from the International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD).

Li, along with his Ph.D. student Suming Lai and postdoctoral research fellow Boyuan Yan, won the award for their paper, “Stability Assurance and Design Optimization of Large Power Delivery Networks with Multiple On-Chip Voltage Regulators.”

In their paper the researchers demonstrated practical methods and design techniques with theoretical rigor for checking and assuring the stability of large IC power delivery with distributed active on-chip voltage regulation, a problem of significance for current and future low-power integrated circuits and systems,

Li works in the broad areas of integrated circuits, computer-aided design, aspects of parallel computing and intersections between computational neuroscience and circuits and systems.

Honors include three IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference best paper awards, an NSF CAREER Award, two Semiconductor Research Corp. Inventor Recognition Awards and two Microelectronics Advanced Research Corp. Inventor Recognition Awards. He currently serves as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II.

ICCAD 2012 was held in San Jose, Calif., Nov. 5-8. The conference ( was founded in 1982 and throughout its 30-year history has been the premier international forum devoted to technical innovations in electrical design technology.

The prestigious IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award is considered one of the recognitions at the highest level for research contributions in the field. It is given in memory of William J. McCalla for his contribution to ICCAD and his CAD technical work throughout his career.