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Dr. Rani Ghaida is a Recipient of EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award 2012

Ghaida_RaniRecent Ph.D. graduate, Dr. Rani Ghaida ‘12 (Advisor: Prof. Puneet Gupta) has been selected to receive the 2012 Outstanding Dissertation Award in the area of "New directions in physical design, design for manufacturing and CAD for analogue circuits and MEMS" from the European Design and Automation Association (EDAA) for his dissertation "Design Enablement and Design-Centric Assessment of Future Semiconductor Technologies." The award, one of the most prestigious in the field of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) for Ph.D. dissertations, will be presented at the DATE

2013 conference in Grenoble, France. The award includes a monetary prize and an offer to publish the dissertation in the Springer EDAA Outstanding Monographs series.

While still at UCLA, Rani attracted interest from top semiconductor companies in his research work on computational frameworks and mathematical models for exploring, defining, optimizing, and enabling semiconductor technologies in a digital design context.  He was a recipient of the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department Fellowship and a number of awards including IBM Invention Achievement Plateau Award, IBM First Patent Application Award, and SRC Inventor Recognition Award.

Dr. Rani Ghaida is currently a Principal Engineer at GlobalFoundries in the Technology Enablement Division. His current research is focused on pattern-based Design for Manufacturability (DFM).

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