Hassoun Wins Awards at Design Automation Conference

Soha Hassoun receives an award from Yervant Zorian, DAC 2014 General Chair


Associate Professor Soha Hassoun, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recognized for several accomplishments as this year's Design Automation Conference (DAC) held June 2-6, 2013 in Austin, Texas. This year marks DAC's 50th year-an event devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems (EDA), embedded systems and software (ESS), and intellectual property (IP). It is also the premier conference in computer-aided design of VLSI circuits.

Dr. Hassoun, who served as the conference vice chair, received a "DAC Innovation Award" for creating "the Designer Track", a core part of the conference that aims to engage designers that utilize EDA tools. She was awarded another "DAC Innovation Award" for creating the "work-in-progress" session while she served as technical program co-chair for the conference in 2012 and 2013. Additionally, Dr. Hassoun was awarded two "DAC Service Award" for creating the PhD Forum at DAC in 1998, her first year of employment at Tufts as an assistant professor. The PhD Forum is considered one of the most successful events in the history of the conference, attracting tens of presenting PhD students and hundreds of academic and industrial researchers. Dr. Hassoun was also awarded a "DAC Service Award" for creating the Design Automation Summer School, a biannual educational event aimed at graduate students pursuing a PhD in EDA.

Dr. Hassoun also delivered a paper at the conference: "Gene Modification Identification under Flux Capacity Uncertainty" and will serve as the chair of DAC2014 to be held in San Francisco.