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Jason CongJason Cong, Professor

Fellow, ACM, 2008

Personal Website: Link

Office: 4731J Boelter Hall, Phone: 310.206.2775, Email

 

 

Biography

JASON CONG received his B.S. degree in computer science from Peking University in 1985, his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987 and 1990, respectively.  Currently, he is a Chancellor’s Professor at the Computer Science Department of University of California, Los Angeles, Associate Vice Provost for Internationalization, director of Center for Domain-Specific Computing (funded by NSF Expeditions in Computing Award), co-director of UCLA/Peking University Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering, and co-director of the VLSI CAD Laboratory.  He also served as the department chair from 2005 to 2008.  Dr. Cong’s research interests include computer-aided design of VLSI circuits and systems, computer architectures, nano-systems, and highly scalable algorithms.  He has published over 300 research papers and led over 50 research projects in these areas, including five best paper awards (IEEE T-CAD (1995), ACM TODAES (2005), ISPD (2005), HPCA (2008), SASP (2009), and FCCM(2011)) and 2011 ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electric Design Automation.. He was elected to an IEEE Fellow in 2000 and ACM Fellow in 2008.  He was the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Circuits and System (CAS) Society Technical Achievement Award "For seminal contributions to electronic design automation, especially in FPGA synthesis, VLSI interconnect optimization, and physical design automation."  Dr. Cong has served on the Technical Advisory Board of a number of EDA and silicon IP companies, including Atrenta, eASIC, Get2Chip, and Magma Design Automation. He was the founder and president of Aplus Design Technologies, Inc., until it was acquired by Magma in 2003. He was a co-founder and the Chief Technology Advisor of AutoESL Design Technologies until its acquisition by Xilinx in 2011.  Dr. Cong has graduated 26 PhD students.  A number of them are now faculty members in major research universities, including Georgia Tech., Purdue, SUNY Binghamton, UCLA, UIUC, and UT Austin. Four of them were co-founders of two startups originated from UCLA – Aplus Design Technologies (acquired by Magma in 2003) and AutoESL Design Technologies (acquired by Xilinx in 2011). Others are in key R&D or management positions in various companies related to the information technologies, such as Bloomberg, Broadcom, Cadence, Google, Magma, Mentor Graphics, IBM, Intel, Synopsys, and Xilinx.

 

Research Interest 

  • Computer-aided design of VLSI circuits and systems
  • Reconfigurable architecture and reconfigurable computing
  • Design and analysis of algorithms
  • Computer architectures

 

Awards and Recognitions 

  • 2011 ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electric Design Automation
  • 2011 Best Paper Award, IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines
  • 2011 IEEE Circuits and System (CAS) Society Technical Achievement Award (2010), “for seminal contributions to electronic design automation, especially in FPGA synthesis, VLSI interconnect optimization, and physical design automation.”
  • 2009 Best Paper Award, IEEE Symposium on Application Specific Processors (SASP)
  • 2009 Semiconductor Research Corporation Inventor Recognition Award
  • 2008 ACM Fellow,“for contributions to electronic design automation”.
  • 2008 Best Paper Award, International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA)
  • 2006 Semiconductor Research Corporation Inventor Recognition Award
  • 2005 Outstanding Alumni Award of Peking University
  • 2005 Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD)
  • 2005 Best Paper Award, ACM Transaction on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES)
  • 2005 Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
  • 2004 Okawa Foundation Research Grant
  • 2000 Semiconductor Research Corporation Technical Excellence Award (2000), for his work in area "Interconnect Estimation Planning and Synthesis for Deep Sub-micron Designs"
  • 2000 IEEE Fellow “for seminal contributions in computer-aided design of integrated circuits, especially in physical design automation, interconnect optimization, and synthesis of field-programmable gate-arrays.”
  • 2000 Semiconductor Research Corporation Inventor Recognition Award
  • 2000 Guest Professorship, Peking University
  • 1998 ACM SIGDA Meritorious Service Award
  • 1997 ACM Recognition of Service Award
  • 1995 Best Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design from IEEE Circuits and System Society
  • 1993 National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award
  • 1993 Northrop Corporation Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award from UCLA
  • 1991 National Science Foundation Engineering Research Initiation Award
  • 1989 Ross J. Martin Award for Excellence in Research from University of Illinois
  • 1988 DEC Fellowship in Computer Science
  • 1995 Best Graduate Award from Peking University
 
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