Daniel D. Gajski has been conferred with the EDA-Award 2017 by edacentrum
For his lifetime contributionsIrvine, CA, )
Daniel D. Gajski is one of the most influential scientists in EDA with more than 40 years of intensive engagement in industry and academia. He developed principles for structured design of electronic systems, implemented these principles by means of languages and tools, and proved their wide industrial applicability.
The “Y-Chart” is likely one of the most cited illustrations in electronic system design. It structures the design space and locates design states, processes, tasks and tools. Wolfgang Nebel, vice chairman of edacentrum handed out the award and emphasized "with the „Y“-chart Prof. Gajski gave the EDA-community a coordinate system for complex electronic systems which enabled their structured design, cooperation and the development of supporting tools.“ Furthermore Professor Gajski is a gifted academic teacher who authored numerous textbooks on design principles from “Silicon Compilation” to “Embedded System Design”. These books have one common distinctive characteristic: Gajski explains complex topics in a clear and understandable way by concentrating on comprehensive kernels.
edacentrum honors Danial D. Gajski for his outstanding contributions and for his continuous and strong support of European activities like EDTC, EuroDAC, and DATE. And it honors a very special personality and friend with an always open heart and open house for young international students and scientists. He often hosted and paved their path to their own academic or industrial careers. In appreciation he was conferred the Honorary Doctorate degree by Oldenburg University in 2006 and the 2010 EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award.