Carnegie Mellon University
March 26, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Radu Marculescu Wins Most Influential Paper Award

His Research Has Revolutionized the Design Process for Portable Information Devices

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Radu MarculescuPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University’s Radu Marculescu has won the 10-Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award from the Asia and South Pacific Conference for being the first to formally address the problem of energy-aware mapping of IP cores onto multicore platforms, where communication happens via the network-on-chip architecture.

“This has been a great year for research as we continue to develop new systems for improving the architecture of silicon chips and advance the work in design automation,” said Marculescu, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

A pioneer in developing networks-on-chips and low-power systems, Marculescu has revolutionized the design process of portable information devices. His current research interests span power management and software for multicore systems to drug delivery systems using bacteria-based micro-robots and social network analysis.

“Professor Radu Marculescu is an outstanding and innovative researcher, and this latest accolade is a recognition of the long-term impact he has had and continues to have in improving the power and performance of embedded systems,” said ECE Department Head Ed Schlesinger, the David Edward Schramm Memorial Professor in the College of Engineering.

A recipient of numerous awards, Marculescu received the Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions of Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems in 2012, the Best Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems in 2011 and 2005, as well as several best paper awards from major conferences in the area of design automation and embedded systems design.

Marculescu currently serves as editor-in-chief of Foundations & Trends of Electronic Design Automation and as associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computer Systems and the Elsevier Journal of Nano-Communication Networks. He has helped organize several international symposia, conferences, workshops and tutorials, as well as working as a guest editor of special issues in archival journals and magazines. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1998.