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Computer-Aided Design for Electrical and Computer engineering

  • John W. Chinneck
  • Michel S. Nakhla
  • Q.J. Zhang
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Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 76)

Abstract

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering abounds with modeling, simulation and optimization challenges that are familiar to operations researchers. Many of these problems are on a far larger scale and of much greater complexity than usual (millions of variables and constraints), so CAD researchers have of necessity developed techniques for approximation and decomposition in order to cope. The goal of this article is to bridge the gap between the two communities so that each can learn from the other. We briefly review some of the most common O.R.-related problems in CAD, and sketch some CAD techniques for handling problems of extreme scale. We also mention emerging CAD topics that are in particular need of assistance from operations researchers.

Keywords

computer-aided design operations research VLSI electrical and computer engineering optimization simulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John W. Chinneck
    • 1
  • Michel S. Nakhla
    • 2
  • Q.J. Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Systems and Computer EngineeringCarleton UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of ElectronicsCarleton UniversityUSA

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