David Z. Pan

David Z. Pan received his Ph.D. degree (with honor) in Computer Science from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Research Staff Member with the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. He is currently an Associate Professor (and Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2013) with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Texas at Austin. He has published over 170 technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and is the holder of 8 U.S. patents.  His research interests mainly include nanometer physical design, design for manufacturability/reliability, vertical integration of technology/circuits/architecture, and CAD for emerging technologies.

He has served as an Associate Editor for four premier IEEE journals, including IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD, 2006-2011), IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems (TVLSI, 2007-present), IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (TCAS-I, 2008-2009), and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II, 2006-2007).  He is also an Area Editor for the Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST, 2010-present) and an Associate Editor for the IEEE CAS Society Newsletter (2007-present) and a Guest Editor of TCAD Special Section on “International Symposium on Physical Design” in 2007 and 2008. He is a member in the Design Technology Working Group of International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductor (ITRS). He is an elected officer in the IEEE CANDE Committee (Workshop Chair in 2007, Secretary in 2008, and Chair in 2009) and Chair of the ACM/SIGDA Technical Committee on Physical Design (since 2009).  He is the General Chair of ISPD 2008 and Steering Committee Chair of ISPD 2009.  He has served in the Technical Program Committees of major VLSI/CAD conferences, including Program Chair of ISPD, Subcommittee Chair of ASPDAC, DAC, ICCAD, ISLPED, ICCD, ISQED, ISCAS, VLSI-DAT, among others.  He has also served as a Technical Advisor or Consultant to Cadence, Fish & Richardson P.C., Pyxis Technology Inc. (acquired by Mentor Graphics) and Tabula Inc.

He has received a number of awards for his research contributions and professional services, including the ACM/SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award (2005), NSF CAREER Award (2007), UCLA Engineering Distinguished Young Alumnus Award (2009), SRC Inventor Recognition Award three times (2000 and 2008), IBM Faculty Award four times (2004–2006, 2010), 9 Best Paper Awards (ASPDAC 2012, ISPD 2011, IBM Research 2010 Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award in CS/EE/Math, ASPDAC 2010, DATE 2009, ICICDT 2009, and SRC Techcon in 1998, 2007 and 2012), and many other Best Paper Award Nominations at top conferences such as DAC, ICCAD, ASPDAC, ISPD. He has also received Dimitris Chorafas Foundation Research Award (2000), eASIC Placement Contest Grand Prize (2009), ICCAD'12 CAD Contest Award (2nd Place), ISPD Routing Contest Awards (2007), and ACM Recognition of Service Award (2007 and 2008).  He was an IEEE CAS Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2008–2009.

Where they are now: 
Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Year graduated: 
2000