Multilevel Optimization in VLSICAD

December 3 - 5, 2001

Schedule

All times in this Schedule are Pacific Time (PT)

Monday, December 3, 2001

Morning Session

8:30 - 8:45 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Illumination Room)
9:00 - 10:00
Jason Cong (UCLA)

Computational Challenges in Gigascale VLSICAD

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30
Achi Brandt (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Multiscale Optimization Strategies
PDF Presentation

11:30 - 12:00
Ding-zhu Du (University of Minnesota)

Guillotine Cut in Approximation Algorithms

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (Hosted by IPAM)

Afternoon Session

1:30 - 2:30
2:30 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:45
Jacob White (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Multiscale Algorithms for Electrical Performance Analysis of Interconnect

3:45 - 4:30

Tuesday, December 4, 2001

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00
Chandu Visweswariah (IBM Watson Research Center)

Optimization Challenges in Transistor Sizing

10:00 - 10:30
Martin Wong (University of Texas, Austin)

The Floorplan Design Problem

10:30 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch (Hosted by IPAM)

Afternoon Session

1:15 - 1:45
Stephan Hartmann (TU Berlin/ Cap Gemini Ernst & Young)

New complexity issues and algorithms on channel and switchbox routing

1:45 - 2:45
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:00

Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:45
9:45 - 10:30
John Lillis (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Topics in Middle-Down Placement
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00 Panel Discussion
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch and discussion