Yuan Xie to Receive IEEE CS 2020 McCluskey Technical Achievement Award

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 26 February 2020 – Prof. Yuan Xie, Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS, has been selected to receive the IEEE Computer Society 2020 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award, “for contributions to technology-driven computer architecture and to tools for their implementation and evaluation.”

The IEEE Computer Society Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award is given for outstanding and innovative contributions to the fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer technology, usually within the past 10 to 15 years. Contributions must have significantly promoted technical progress in the field.

Xie is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Before joining UCSB in 2014, he was with IBM Microelectronics as an Advisory Engineer, with Pennsylvania State University as a professor in Computer Science and Engineering department, and with AMD Research. He is currently with Alibaba’s DAMO Academy as a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Scientist.

He is an IEEE Fellow “for contributions to design automation and architecture of three-dimensional integrated circuits”, an ACM Fellow “for contributions to technology-driven computer architecture and for developing tools for its implementation and assessment”, and an AAAS Fellow “for distinguished contributions to the field of computer architecture and electronic design automation, particularly three-dimensional integrated circuits and memory architectures.”

He received numerous awards including NSF Career award, IBM Faculty award, SRC Inventor Recognition Award, and many best paper awards in IEEE/ACM conferences. He was also inducted to the Hall of Fame in ISCA/MICRO/HPCA, which are the premier computer architecture conferences.

He has authored 4 books, published more than 300 IEEE/ACM journal/conference papers in the areas of computer architecture, VLSI design, and EDA, with a focus on application-driven and technology-driven novel circuits/architectures and design methodologies.

Xie has been an active volunteer in the design automation, VLSI and computer architecture community. He served as TPC Chair or General Chair for conferences such as HPCA, ICCAD, ASPDAC, ISLPED, and as TPC committee member for leading conferences in these areas, including top EDA conferences such as DAC, ICCAD, ASP-DAC, and DATE, and top architecture conferences such as ISCA MICRO, and HPCA.

He has served as the Editor-in-Chief for ACM Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems, and he was also with the editorial board for IEEE Transactions on CAD, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, IEEE Design and Test of Computers, IEEE Transaction on Computer, IEEE Embedded System Letters, and ACM Transactions on Design Automation for Embedded Systems. 

He received BS degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in China, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Princeton University.  More information can be found at http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/~yuanxie/.

Consisting of a certificate and a $2,000 honorarium, the award will be presented to Xie at the Computer Society’s annual awards dinner on 27 May 2020 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner during the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors meeting.

Further information about the award, including past recipients, can be found at www.computer.org/volunteering/awards/technical-achievement.

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