- Dan Jiao

 

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     Dan Jiao received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in October 2001. She then worked at the Technology CAD Division, Intel Corporation, until September 2005, as a Senior CAD Engineer, Staff Engineer (very early promotion), and Senior Staff Engineer (very early promotion). In September 2005, she joined Purdue University as an Assistant Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where she became a tenured Associate Professor in 2009, and a Professor in 2013. She has authored three book chapters and over 260 papers in refereed journals and international conferences. At Intel, she was responsible for a number of original algorithms in high-frequency VLSI CAD such as "Electromagnetic solutions for full-chip Analysis" (US patent No. 7,509,247). Many of her developments have been acknowledged as BKM (Best Known Method) CAD tools across Intel. Her current research interests include computational electromagnetics, modeling and simulation of micro- and nano-scale integrated circuits, high-speed VLSI circuit design and analysis, high-performance VLSI CAD, applied electromagnetics, signal and power integrity, fast and high-capacity numerical methods, scattering and antenna analysis, and bio-electromagnetics.

     Dr. Jiao was elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to computational electromagnetics (Class of 2016). She was the recipient of the 2013 S. A. Schelkunoff Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. The S. A. Schelkunoff Prize Paper Award recognizes the BEST PAPER published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation during the previous year. This award winning paper is titled "Explicit Time-Domain Finite-Element Method Stabilized for an Arbitrarily Large Time Step." Dr. Jiao was among the 21 women faculty selected across the country as the 2014-2015 Fellow of ELATE (Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering) at Drexel, a national leadership program for women in the academic STEM fields. She has been named a University Faculty Scholar since 2013. She was among the 85 engineers selected throughout the nation for the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 2011 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. She was a recipient of Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award in 2010. Her paper, A Theoretically Rigorous Full-Wave Finite-Element-Based Solution of Maxwell's Equations from DC to High Frequencies, was one of the three finalists of the IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging 2010 Best Paper Award. She received NSF CAREER Award in 2008. She was a DARPA Young Faculty Award finalist in 2006, and 2007 respectively (one of the 50 selected throughout the country). She received an ONR award through Young Investigator Program in 2006. She received the 2006 Jack and Cathie Kozik Faculty Start-up Award bestowed by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. She was nominated by President of Purdue University for Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. She received Best Paper Award from 2004 Intel annual corporate-wide technology conference, Design and Test Technology Conference (DTTC), for her work on generic broadband model of high-speed circuits. In 2003, she won Intel Logic Technology Development (LTD) Divisional Achievement Award in recognition of her excellent work on the industry-leading BroadSpice modeling/simulation capability for designing high-speed microprocessors, packages, and circuit boards. She was also awarded the Intel Technology CAD (TCAD) Divisional Achievement Award for the development of innovative full-wave solvers for high frequency IC design. Her paper, A Novel Technique for Full-wave Modeling of Large-Scale Three-Dimensional High-Speed On/Off-chip Interconnect Structures, was ranked No. 1 among all the papers submitted to 2003 International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices. In 2002, she was bestowed upon by Intel Components Research the prestigious Intel Hero Award (Intel-wide she was the tenth recipient) for the timely and accurate two- and three-dimensional full-wave simulations. She also won Intel LTD Team Quality Award for her outstanding contribution to the development of the measurement capability and simulation tools for high frequency on-chip cross-talk. She was the winner of the 2000 Raj Mittra Outstanding Research Award, bestowed upon her by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which was awarded to the best graduate student researcher in the electromagnetics area. She is a Fellow of the IEEE. She was appointed as the Guest Editor for the special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging titled "Recent Progress in Electrical Modeling and Simulation of High-Speed Integrated Circuits and Packages" in 2009. She is also an Associate Editor of the Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology. She serves as a reviewer for many Transactions and international conferences. She has served on the Technical Program Committees of the ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (AP-S).

     Advised by Dr. Jiao, her students have received numerous research awards. Bangda Zhou won Best Student Paper Award (2nd place winner) from the 31th International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics (ACES 2015) Conference, for his paper titled "Direct Finite Element Solver of Linear Complexity for Analyzing Electrically Large Problems." He also won Best Paper Award from SRC (Semiconductor Research Corporation) TECHCON 2014 conference, chip-package co-design session. Saad Omar was a Best Student Paper Award Finalist in the 2014 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and the 2014 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation respectively. S. Omar was also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award. Md Gaffar was a Best Student Paper Award Finalist in the 2015, 2013 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) respectively. Bangda Zhou was a finalist of the Best Student Paper Award Competition of the 2013 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. Qing He received Best Student Paper Award from FEM2012 (the 2012 International Workshop on Finite Elements for Microwave Engineering) for his paper titled "An Explicit and Unconditionally Stable Time-Domain Finite-Element Method of Linear Complexity." Haixin Liu won Best Student Paper Award, 2nd place, at the 2011 International Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics (ACES) for his paper titled "Layered H-Matrix Based LU factorization of Significantly Reduced Complexity for Direct Finite-Element-Based Computation of Large-Scale Electromagnetic Problems." Houle Gan was one of the three recipients of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award selected throughout the world for 2008-09 for his work on "Time-Domain Finite-Element Reduction-Recovery Methods for Large-Scale Electromagnetics-Based Analysis and Design of Next-Generation Integrated Circuits." Wenwen Chai received the same award in 2010 for her work on "Beyond O(NlogN)---An H2-Matrix Framework for Reducing the Complexity of Computational Electromagnetic Methods." Jianfang Zhu was selected as the Best Student Paper Award finalist in the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation for her paper titled "A Theoretically Rigorous Solution for Fundamentally Eliminating the Low-Frequency Breakdown Problem in Finite-Element-Based Full-Wave Analysis." Wenwen Chai received an Honorable Mention Award from the same conference for her paper titled "A Complexity-Reduced H-Matrix Based Direct Integral Equation Solver with Prescribed Accuracy for Large-Scale Electrodynamic Analysis." Wenwen Chai was also nominated for the Best Student Paper Award at the 2009 International Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics (ACES 2009) for her paper titled "Reduced Complexity, Controlled Accuracy, H2-Matrix-Based Fast Integral-Equation Solver for Solving Electrodynamic Problems." Jongwon Lee received Honorable Mention Award from the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation for his paper entitled "A Linear-Time Eigenvalue Solver for Finite-Element-Based Analysis of Large-Scale Wave Propagation Problems in On-Chip Interconnect Structures."