The following article is originally published in Engineering Faculty Media Releases on 21 December 2020.
She joins 64 individuals globally who have received this recognition in 2020 for their accomplishments that move the computing field forward. Evangeline Young is an expert in the area of Electronic Design Automation, a field that applies various optimization techniques in computer science to enhance the design of computer chips and systems. Her research interests include physical design, optimization, algorithms and AI. She and her dedicated students have developed open source academic physical designing tools for placement, routing and AI chip design, which have won them many times championships and prizes in renowned EDA contests and challenges organized by industry. Their works have also received best paper awards from top-tier conferences.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.
The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field. It is expected that a Distinguished Member serves as a mentor and role model, guiding technical career development and contributing to the field beyond the norm.
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