IEEE Awards Early Career Prize to Al Faruque

Nov. 8, 2016 - Mohammad Al Faruque, Samueli School electrical engineering and computer science assistant professor, has added yet another research award to his growing collection. This week he accepted the Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award from the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) in a ceremony in Austin, Tex. The award honors one individual per year in the early stages of his/her career who has made innovative and substantial technical contributions to the area of electronic design automation. Al Faruque, who was honored for his contributions to energy-efficient design of reliable embedded and cyberphysical systems, is the only University of California researcher to have received the award since its inception in 2009.

Al Faruque, who joined UC Irvine in 2012, conducts research on system-level design of embedded systems and cyberphysical systems (CPS) with special interest in CPS design automation and security, model-based design and multicore systems.

Last week, he received the 2016 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey. He has also recently won the 2016 DATE Best Paper Award, the 2015 DAC Best Paper Award and the 2016 NDSS Distinguished Poster Award.

“This is the most significant award in my career, and I am humbled and honored to be the recipient,” Al Faruque said. “This is an honor for me that the importance of my work in the area of design automation of cyberphysical systems has been recognized by the community.”

IEEE is the world's largest association of technical professionals in electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering and allied disciplines with more than 400,000 members worldwide. The award, formerly called the IEEE CEDA Early Career Award, was renamed last year to honor Ernest S. Kuh, the late professor emeritus and former dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, who made pioneering contributions to circuit theory, EDA and engineering education. 

-- Anna Lynn Spitzer