David Atienza is the recipient of the  2013 IEEE CEDA Early Career Award for his contributions to the area of design methods and tools for multiprocessor system-on-chip architectures, particularly for work on thermal-aware design, low-power architectures and on-chip interconnect synthesis. The award honors “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.”

This is the first time this award is given outside the USA. Prof Atienza will be given his prize at the inaugural ceremony of IEEE/ACM 32nd International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) in San Jose, CA, USA, in November 2013. David is also the first recepient of the ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award in 2012, also the first given outside North America.