University of Utah electrical and computer engineering associate professor Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon will receive the IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award from The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) for his contributions to Electronic Design Automation targeting emerging logic and memory technologies. He will be honored during a ceremony Nov. 4 at the 2019 International Conference On Computer Aided Design in Westminster, Colo.

The award is given to an individual “who has made innovative and substantial technical contributions to the area of Electronic Design Automation in the early stages of his or her career,” according to CEDA. It is named after the late University of California, Berkeley, professor Ernest S. Kuh, who made pioneering contributions to circuit theory, EDA and engineering education.

Gaillardon, who also is an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Computing, arrived at the University of Utah in January 2016. He received his doctorate in electrical engineering from École centrale de Lyon in Lyon, France. Before coming to Utah, he was a research associate at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. Last year, he also received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award.