Prof. Andrew B. Kahng

Andrew B. Kahng (b. Oct. 1963, San Diego, CA) received the A.B. degree in applied mathematics (physics) from Harvard College, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of California at San Diego. He joined the computer science faculty at UCLA in July 1989. >From April 1996 through September 1997, he was on sabbatical leave and leave of absence from UCLA, as a Visiting Scientist at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. He was the founding General Chair of the 1997 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Physical Design, and defined the physical design roadmap as a member of the Design Tools and Test working group for the 1997 renewal of the SIA National Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors. He is currently a member of the EDA Council's EDA 200X task force, and the Design Tools and Test working group for the 1999 SIA NTRS renewal. His research interests include VLSI physical layout design and performance analysis, combinatorial and graph algorithms, and stochastic global optimization.

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