Outstanding Dissertation Award - The Winners are ...


Recognizing the importance of university research to the advancement of design, automation and test.

Open for young researchers world-wide working in these fields, this is an award for outstanding Ph.D. dissertations finished in last 2 years before submission deadline (Nov. 1, 2016).

  • Each award consists of a 1,000 € prize and a certificate.
  • SPRINGER publishes these awarded dissertations in the EDAA Outstanding Monographs series.

In 2016 EDAA received 31 submissions world-wide.

  • In each category a committee of international experts evaluated the nominations and selected the final winner.

The winners in the four categories are:

New directions in software design and optimization for embedded, cyber-physical and secure systems

Marco Zimmerling, Ph.D. (ETHZ, CH; Advisor: Prof. Lothar Thiele)

"End-to-end Predictability and Efficiency in Low-power Wireless Networks"

New directions in system-on-chip platforms co-design, novel architectures and system-level management

Bingjun Xiao, Ph.D. (UCLA, US; Advisor: Prof. Jason Cong)

"Communication Optimization for Customizable Domain-Specific Computing"

New directions in logic, physical design and CAD for analog/mixed-signal, nano-scale and emerging technologies

Kai Hu, Ph.D. (Duke University, USA; Advisor: Prof. Krishnendu Chakrabarty)

"Optimization, Testing and Design-for-Testability of Flow-Based Microfluidic Biochips"

New directions in robust circuit design, reliability-aware design and system test

Veit Benedikt Kleeberger, Ph.D. (TUM, DE; Advisor: Prof. Ulf Schlichtmann)

"Resilient Cross-Layer Design of Digital Integrated Circuits"