David Z. Pan, professor in Texas ECE, has been named a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) for 2021 for "contributions to electronic design automation, including design for manufacturing and physical design." Dr. Pan becomes the fifth ACM Fellow among current Texas ECE faculty.
Pan joins Brent Waters of the Department of Computer Science as the two fellows from The University of Texas at Austin this year.
The ACM Fellows program recognizes the top 1% of ACM Members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. Fellows are nominated by their peers, with nominations reviewed by a distinguished selection committee.
“Computing professionals have brought about leapfrog advances in how we live, work, and play,” said ACM President Gabriele Kotsis. “New technologies are the result of skillfully combining the individual contributions of numerous men and women, often building upon diverse contributions that have emerged over decades. But technological progress would not be possible without the essential building blocks of individual contributors. The ACM Fellows program honors the creativity and hard work of ACM members whose specific accomplishments make broader advances possible. In announcing a new class of Fellows each year, we celebrate the impact ACM Fellows make, as well as the many technical areas of computing in which they work.”
Dr. David Z. Pan is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and holds the Silicon Laboratories Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering. His research is mainly focused cross-layer design for manufacturing, reliability, security, machine learning and hardware acceleration, design/CAD for analog/mixed signal designs and emerging technologies. He has published over 420 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences, and is the holder of 8 U.S. patents. He has graduated over 40 PhD/postdoc students at UT Austin who are now holding key academic and industry positions. He is a Fellow of IEEE and SPIE.