Luca Daniel, the Emanuel E. Landsman Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering was awarded the IEEE CEDA (Council on Electronic Design Automation) Early Career Award for 2010 in recognition of his contribution to electromagnetic field analysis, parasitic variation-aware extraction and automated parameterized linear and non-linear stable model reduction. The award, announced in August, was presented to Prof. Daniel at ICCAD (International Conference on Computer-Aided Design) in San Jose, CA, in early November.
As noted on the IEEE CEDA awards website, Professor Donatella Sciuto of Politecnico di Milano and president-elect of CEDA said: "Luca Daniel is well deserving of this award. His contributions to the field of EDA are innumerable and we expect even more as he moves through his career."
Luis Miguel Silveira, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, noted: "In a short period, Luca Daniel has already managed to provide meaningful, long-lasting contributions in a wide variety of topics in modeling, extraction, simulation and analysis. Given the breadth of topics and seminal papers that his young career already covers, it would be hard to pinpoint a particular achievement".
"One recent breakthrough, a practical Capacitance Field Solver application based on floating random walk methods, typifies his mature work and can be directly related to some of the main topics that characterize his academic and research career."
Daniel's research interests include parameterized model order reduction of linear and nonlinear dynamical systems; mixed-signal, RF and mm-wave circuit design and robust optimization; power electronics, MEMs design and fabrication; parasitic extraction and accelerated integral equation solvers.
Professor Daniel received the Laurea degree summa cum laude in Electronic Engineering from the Universita di Padova in Italy in 1996 and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003. In 1997, he collaborated with STMicroelectronics Berkeley Labs. In 1998, he worked for HP Research Labs in Palo Alto, Calif., and, in 2001, he was employed by Cadence Berkeley Labs.