NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) -  Luca Daniel, Emanuel E. Landsman associate professor of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Early Career Award from the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). 

Professor Daniel will be recognized for his contribution to electromagnetic field analysis, parasitic variation-aware extraction and automated parameterized linear and non-linear stable model reduction during ICCAD's opening session November 8 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose.

"Luca Daniel is well deserving of this award," says Professor Donatella Sciuto of Politecnico di Milano and president-elect of CEDA. "His contributions to the field of EDA are innumerable and we expect even more as he moves through his career."

Luis Miguel Silveira, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, nominated Professor Daniel. He notes: "In a short period, Luca Daniel has already managed to provide meaningful, long-lasting contributions in a wide variety of topics in modeling, extraction, simulation and analysis. Given the breadth of topics and seminal papers that his young career already covers, it would be hard to pinpoint a particular achievement.

"One recent breakthrough, a practical Capacitance Field Solver application based on floating random walk methods, typifies his mature work and can be directly related to some of the main topics that characterize his academic and research career."

In addition to serving as an associate professor at MIT, Professor Daniel is a principal investigator of MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) Computational Prototyping Group. His research interests include parameterized model order reduction of linear and nonlinear dynamical systems; mixed-signal, RF and mm-wave circuit design and robust optimization; power electronics, MEMs design and fabrication; parasitic extraction and accelerated integral equation solvers.

Professor Daniel received the Laurea degree summa cum laude in Electronic Engineering from the Universita' di Padova in Italy in 1996 and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003. In 1997, he collaborated with STMicroelectronics Berkeley Labs. In 1998, he worked for HP Research Labs in Palo Alto, Calif., and, in 2001, he was employed by Cadence Berkeley Labs.

About the IEEE Council on EDA

The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) provides a focal point for EDA activities spread across six IEEE societies (Antennas and Propagation; Circuits and Systems; Computer; Electron Devices; Microwave Theory and Techniques; and Solid State Circuits). It sponsors more than 12 conferences, including the Design Automation Conference (DAC), the International Conference in CAD (ICCAD) and Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE). CEDA publishes IEEE Transactions on CAD and the IEEE Embedded Systems Letters. CEDA is increasingly involved in recognizing its leaders via the A. Richard Newton Award, Early Career Award and Phil Kaufmann Award. CEDA welcomes volunteers and local chapters. For more details, visit:

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