Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Gräb

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Graeb's (*1960) field of research is the design automation of analog and mixed-signal (AMS) integrated circuits. He is working on algorithms and software tools for structural synthesis, parameter optimization and layout synthesis of AMS circuits. Particular contributions are on yield and aging optimization, Pareto optimization, discrete optimization, power-down verification and synthesis, structural and functional analysis of integrated circuits, hierarchical design, and test design.

After his intermediate diploma at the TU Darmstadt in 1982, Prof. Graeb continued his studies in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the TU Munich. He graduated as a Dipl.-Ing. in 1986 and worked in research and development at Siemens AG from 1986 to 1987. He then returned to the TUM to obtain his doctorate in 1993. Since then, he has led a research group on design automation of analog circuits at TUM. He obtained the Dr.-Ing. habil. degree in 2008, and he was appointed as professor in 2016.

Awards

  • Elevation to IEEE Fellow (2014)
  • Award of the ITG (2008)
  • Lecturer Award of the Student Council of the ECE Department of TUM (2004)
  • Munich Business Plan Competition, 3rd prize (1996)
  • 6 nominations for Best Paper Awards at DAC, ICCAD and DATE conferences (since 1993)

Zwerger M, Neuner M, Graeb H: “Analog Power-Down Synthesis”. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits (TCAD). 2017. GMM-Preis 2019.

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Eick M, Strasser M, Kun Lu, Schlichtmann U, Graeb H: “Comprehensive Generation of Hierarchical Placement Rules for Analog Integrated Circuits”. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits (TCAD). 2011. GMM-Preis 2012.

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Graeb H (Ed.): “Analog Layout Synthesis - A Survey of Topological Approaches”. Springer. 2011; ISBN: 978-1-4419-6931-6.

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Graeb H: “Analog Design Centering and Sizing”. Springer. 2007; ISBN 978-1-4020-6003-8.

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Antreich K, Graeb H: “Circuit optimization driven by worst-case distances”. IEEE International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). 1991; Selected for "Best of ICCAD 20 Years of Excellence in CAD" 2002.

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