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Rutenbar featured in University of Michigan recruiting video

Rutenbar featured in University of Michigan recruiting video October 9, 2008 Rob Rutenbar was featured in a UM recruiting video for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (of which he is a 1986 alum). The video was shot as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the CSE department in April 2008 (see news item below). (See the video…)Read more

Rutenbar gives distinguished seminar at Cadence

Rutenbar gives distinguished seminar at Cadence October 2, 2008 Rob Rutenbar gave was invited distinguished seminar speaker at the Cadence San Jose main office, on the topic “From FInance to Flip Flops: Using the Mathematics of Money and Risk to Understand the Statistics of Nanoscale Circuits”… Read more

Rutenbar wins Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award from Wayne State

Rutenbar wins Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award from Wayne State WSU ECE department head Yang Zhao (left), Rutenbar, WSU Engineering Dean Ralph Kummler (right) September 27, 2008 – Wayne State Rob Rutenbar was a 2008 winner of the Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award from his alma mater, Wayne State University. This “Hall of Fame” award is given to alumni who have made significant engineering accomplishments over their post-WSU careers.… Read more

CMU Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) celebrates 25th anniversary

CMU Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) celebrates 25th anniversary September 5 2008 CSSI The CMU Center for Silicon System Implementation celebrated 25 years of continued excellence this September, with a large anniversary reception hosting many former students and current colleagues. Group alum John Cohn (IBM’s Chief Scientist for Design Automation) gave an invited talk about CSSI impact on IBM, and brought his favorite Van de Graff generator. Larry Sumney (left), CEO of the Semiconductor Research Corporation, an early and longtime supporter of CSSI, talks with Rutenbar. Rutenbar and group… Read more

Rutenbar organizes DAC panel on verifying “really complex systems”

Rutenbar organizes DAC panel on verifying "really complex systems" June 11, 2008 Rob Rutenbar (CMU) and Andreas Kuehlmann (Cadence Design Labs) organized a panel held at the 45th Design Automation Conference on “Verifying Really Complex Systems: On Earth and Beyond”. The theme of the session was to explore the importance, cost, and scope of “verification” as an integral part of disciplines beyond CAD, such as aircraft design, CGI films, and national power grids, Participants from Boeing, NASA, Dreamworks and Washington State University discussed how verification differs across these fields.… Read more

Group Alumnus John Cohn Gives ISCAS’08 Keynote

Group Alumnus John Cohn Gives ISCAS'08 Keynote May 21, 2008 Group alumnus John Cohn gave the keynote talk at the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS’08) held May 18-21 in Seattle, Washington. His keynote, “Kids these days–How we can inspire the next generation of Engineers and Scientists” highlighted his passionate efforts over the past 15 years to make engineering fun for nearly 50,000 kids. Video of the talk can be found here. Cohn is currently Chief Scientist of Design Automation in… Read more

Amith Singhee wins ECE Best Thesis Award

Amith Singhee wins ECE Best Thesis Award Rutenbar and Singhee (right) with 2008 A.G. Milnes Award May 19, 2008 Amith Singhee was a co-winner of the 2008 A.G. Milnes Award for best Ph.D. thesis at the ECE graduation ceremonies this weekend. The Milnes award honors the graduating ECE doctoral student “whose thesis work is judged to be of the highest quality and has had a significant impact in the field”. The award is named is honor of Emeritus ECE faculty member Arthur Milnes, who presented the award… Read more

Group members Lin, Singhal and Singhee receive CMU diplomas

Group members Lin, Singhal and Singhee receive CMU diplomas May 19,2008 Edward C. Lin, Sonia Singhal and Amith Singhee received their diplomas at the CMU ECE graduation ceremonies this weekend. Ed (PhD degree in ECE) is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the In Silico Vox group. Amith (PhD degree in ECE) is now at IBM T.J. Watson Research Labs in New York. Sonia (MS in ECE) is now with Synopsys in California. Left to right: Amith Singhee, Rob Rutenbar, Sonia Singhal Rob Rutenbar (left) with Edward C. Lin… Read more

Rutenbar speaks at Michigan 50-Year Anniversary

Rutenbar speaks at Michigan 50-Year Anniversary May 9, 2008 ECE faculty Rob A. Rutenbar and Daniel P. Sieworek, along with former ECE faculty member John P. Shen, were featured speakers at the UM CSE@50 Symposium, which celebrated the 50 year anniversary of the founding of the University of Michigan Computer Science department. All three are alumni of the University of Michigan. Rutenbar spoke about synergies between computer science and custom integrated circuits. Siewiorek spoke about experiences ranging from parallel computing to wearable computing. Shen spoke on… Read more

Singhee, Wang, Calhoun and Rutenbar win Best Paper at 2008 VLSI Conference

Singhee, Wang, Calhoun and Rutenbar win Best Paper at 2008 VLSI Conference January 8, 2008 Amith Singhee (CMU) and Rob A. Rutenbar (CMU), and Jiajing Wang and Benton H. Calhoun (University of Virginia) are winners of the 2008 Best Student Paper Award at the 21st International Conference on VLSI Design. Their paper, “Recursive Statistical Blockade: An Enhanced Technique for Rare Event Simulation with Application to SRAM Circuit Design,” extends the team’s highly visible work on ultra-fast analysis of memory circuits to handle extremely difficult “rare event” statistics.… Read more

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