47th Design Automation Conference (DAC) Names


Executive Committee

LOUISVILLE, COLO. –– November 12, 2009 –– The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to electronic design and design automation (EDA), has named the members of the 47th DAC Executive Committee (EC). The Executive Committee oversees the exhibition and trade show, plans the technical program, establishes new initiatives, and manages conference operations and publicity. The 47th DAC will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, California, from June 13-18, 2010.

Sachin Sapatnekar, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Henle Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota, will serve as General Chair of the 47th DAC and lead the Executive Committee. Sapatnekar received a B. Tech. degree from IIT Bombay, an M.S. from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published eight books and numerous papers in the area of design automation, in areas such as timing, physical design, and reliability. He has served as General Chair for the ACM International Symposium on Physical Design and the ACM/IEEE Tau Workshop, and is the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design. He has received the NSF CAREER award, five Best Paper awards, and the Semiconductor Research Corporation's Technical Excellence Award, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Dr. Sapatnekar is joined on the Executive Committee by the following volunteers from across the electronics, semiconductor and electronic design automation (EDA) industries and from academia:

  • Vice Chair / Finance Chair – Leon Stok, IBM Corp.
  • Technical Program Co-Chair -- Nikil Dutt, University of California, Irvine
  • Technical Program Co-Chair -- Narendra Shenoy, Synopsys, Inc.
  • EDA Industry Chair -- Yervant Zorian, Virage Logic Corp.
  • Past Chair -- Andrew B. Kahng, Univ. of California, San Diego
  • Tutorial Chair -- Robert Jones, Intel Corp.
  • Panel Chair -- Greg Spirakis, consultant
  • Design Community Chair -- Soha Hassoun, Tufts University
  • New Initiatives Chair -- Patrick Groeneveld, Magma Design Automation, Inc.
  • Publicity Chair – Michelle Clancy, Cayenne Communication LLC
  • Europe / Middle East Representative -- Georges Gielen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Asia / South Pacific Representative -- Kazutoshi Wakabayashi, NEC Corp.
  • ACM SIGDA Representative -- Patrick Madden, SUNY Binghamton
  • IEEE CEDA Representative -- Al Dunlop, Crossbow Consulting, LLC
  • EDA Consortium Representative -- Anne Cirkel, Mentor Graphics Corp.

Kevin Lepine and Lee Wood of MP Associates, Inc, serve as conference manager and exhibits manager, respectively.

“DAC is the central event for the electronic design and design automation community, and is the prime meeting place for the community to discuss new research, new products, and new developments.  I am honored to lead a team of extraordinarily talented and dedicated individuals on the EC,” said Sachin Sapatnekar, General Chair of the 47th DAC Executive Committee. “As a group, we are committed to providing this year’s DAC attendee with an enhanced overall experience.  We have a number of exciting new initiatives under development, and we look forward to an exciting and engaging show in Anaheim next summer.”

About DAC
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its Exhibition and Suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, IP and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association of Computing Machinery/Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA).