DAC Student Design Contest Seeks Industry Support
DAC is seeking industry sponsorships for this year's Student Design Contest. Last year's corporate supporters included Cadence Design Systems Inc., IBM Corp., Intel Corp., Mentor Graphics Corp., Mindspeed Technologies Inc., Synopsys Inc. and Tanner EDA and industrial support from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). Support also came from DAC sponsors: the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA), IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA), and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society(CASS).
The prestigious annual Student Design Contest, jointly sponsored by the DAC and the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), promotes excellence in electronic systems design and is made possible through the contributions of corporate sponsors. Winners will be recognized in an award ceremony to be held during DAC, June 8 - 13, 2008 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
"The Student Design Contest encourages innovative research that integrates all aspects of design, from system-level design to tools, methodologies and implementation. Students that have participated in the contest have always greatly enjoyed it and felt it was an important milestone in their careers," said Limor Fix, general chair, 45th DAC Executive Committee.
This year's Student Design Contest co-chairs are Bill Bowhill, senior principal engineer at Intel Corp., and Byunghoo Jung, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University.
"The DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest presents graduate and undergraduate students with a unique opportunity to be recognized for the meticulous research work they have completed during their studies," said Jung. "At the same time, the contest presents the EDA industry with the opportunity to see what the future leaders of the industry are doing."
The total prize money is expected to be more than $20,000, shared among 10 design award recipients. Winners will be notified prior to the 45th DAC and offered travel assistance to attend.
Winning submissions will be displayed as posters at the DAC University Booth on the exhibit floor. Selected winning entries may be included in the Technical Program, at the discretion of the Technical Program Committee. Winners will also be invited to present at a special poster session at ISSCC 2008 to be held in February in San Francisco.
DAC 2008 Executive Committee Led By Limor Fix
DAC Executive Committee for the 45th annual conference is led by general chair, Limor Fix, associate director of Intel Research Pittsburgh and an Intel principal engineer. The DAC Executive Committee is a group of volunteers from across the electronics and EDA industries, as well as academia. The committee is charged with overseeing the exhibition, planning the technical program and managing operations and publicity for the conference.
"Each of the members of this year's executive committee brings considerable expertise, talent and energy to his or her role," said Fix. "With our collaborative effort, we are hard at work on the technical program for 2008 and are implementing new initiatives to ensure that DAC remains the industry's premier and 'must-attend' event for all designers, academics, managers and executives of the worldwide electronics and electronic design automation community."
Fix pioneered at Intel the development and deployment of Formal Property Verification of hardware and microcode. Currently she manages research at Intel's facility in Pittsburgh, Penn., focusing on parallel and distributed systems with intensive computing at the edge, and novel software paradigms to exploit many-core architectures.
Over her extensive career, Fix has authored more than 30 publications and been invited to serve on numerous technical program committees. She has been a member of the DAC Executive Committee for the last six years. Fix holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology.
Fix is joined by:
- Vice/Finance Chair - Andrew B. Kahng, University of California, San Diego
- Technical Program Co-Chair, Design Methods - Leon Stok, IBM Corp.
- Technical Program Co-Chair, Design Tools - Patrick Groeneveld, Magma Design Automation, Inc.
- EDA Industry Chair - Yervant Zorian, Virage Logic Corp.
- Past Chair - Steven P. Levitan, University of Pittsburgh
- Tutorial Chair - Narendra Shenoy, Synopsys, Inc.
- Panel Chair - Sachin Sapatnekar, University of Minnesota
- Design Community Chair - Kaushik Roy, Purdue University
- New Initiatives Chair - Dennis Brophy, Mentor Graphics Corp.
- Publicity Chair - Nanette V. Collins, Nanette V. Collins Marketing & Public Relations
- Europe/Middle East Representative - Georges Gielen, Katholieke University
- Asia/South Pacific Representative - Yusuke Matsunaga, Kyushu University
- ACM/SIGDA Representative - Diana Marculescu, Carnegie Mellon University
- IEEE/CASS/CANDE/CEDA Representative - Ramesh Chandra, Qualcomm, Inc.
- EDA Consortium Representative - Anne Cirkel, Mentor Graphics Corp.
Conference management is represented by:
- Conference Manager - Kevin Lepine, MP Associates, Inc.
- Exhibit Manager - Lee Wood, MP Associates, Inc.
For more information about DAC or to register to attend the 2008 conference, please visit www.dac.com.