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Tian Xia receives IBM Faculty Award

Release Date: 04-04-2008

Author: Dawn Marie Densmore
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Tian Xia, assistant professor in the School of Engineering within UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), is one of 17 faculty from universities around the world — including Singapore, Toronto, Gosudarstvennyi Upravlenija, Georgia, California, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Massachusetts, Colorado and New York — who received the prestigious 2008 IBM Faculty Award.

This competitive program is intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading worldwide universities with IBM research, development and services organizations. The IBM Faculty Awards recognize full-time professors at accredited universities with PhD or MBA programs promoting courseware and curriculum innovation to stimulate growth in disciplines and geographies that are strategic to IBM.

According to CEMS Dean Domenico Grasso, "This internationally competitive award highlights the importance of industry alliances with education."

Dr. Xia received this award for his extensive research on mixed signal VLSI circuit design and test, adaptive and multifunctional VLSI design, and reconfigurable FPGA design and testing. He is a member of IEEE- Computer Society and IEEE- Solid State Circuits Society. Dr. Xia received a B.E. in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, an M.S. from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

"It is a great honor for me to be listed with other researchers around the world," said Dr. Xia.