EECS Assistant Professor Ahmedullah Aziz has been selected for a 2019 EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award by the European Design and Automation Association. In recognition of the importance of university research to the advancement of design, automation and test, and to encourage young researchers to work in the field, the EDAA has established this award for outstanding Ph.D. dissertations.
Five award categories have been considered for 2019. Dr. Aziz’s award is in the category of “New Directions in logic, physical design and CAD for analog/mixed-signal, nano-scale and emerging technologies.”
Aziz’s research portfolio comprises of a diverse and wide domain of emerging electronics. He works on device-circuit co-design with CMOS and post-CMOS technologies to overcome daunting challenges that exist in the concurrent semiconductor industry. He explores and utilizes unique characteristics of complex materials like correlated oxides, ferroelectrics, and 2D transition metal di-chalcogenides to design novel devices and circuits for the next-generation processors and digital data storage.
EDAA is a non-profit association. Its purpose is to operate for educational, scientific and technical purposes for the benefit of the international electronics design and design automation community. The Association, in the field of design and design automation of electronic circuits and systems, promotes a series of high quality technical international conferences and workshops across Europe and cooperates actively to maintain harmonious relationships with other national and international technical societies and groups promoting the purpose of the Association. EDAA is the main sponsor of DATE, the premier Design, Automation and Test Conference and Exhibition in Europe.