Innovators Under 40 to Be Recognized at the 55th Design Automation Conference

LOUISVILLE, Colo.–()–The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier convention devoted to the design and design automation of digital methods, is now accepting nominations for the Under 40 Innovators Award at the 55th DAC. The Under 40 Innovators Award is sponsored by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Systems Design Alliance (ESDA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The award will acknowledge up to 5 of the prime younger innovators (nominees ought to be 40 years or youthful in age as of June 1, 2018) who’re movers and shakers in the discipline of design and automation of electronics. The 55th DAC will likely be held at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, CA from June 24 – 28, 2018. Nominations should be obtained no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2018.

From past the conventional automation round chip implementation, design automation is quickly increasing to new areas equivalent to neuromorphic computing, organic methods, cyber-security and cyber- bodily methods. Within the electronics trade, the creation of recent applied sciences and alternate scaling approaches utilizing new integration approaches are rising as conventional CMOS know-how scaling slows down. Young innovators are redefining and shaping the way forward for the design automation discipline in trade, analysis labs, start-ups and academia, and DAC needs to acknowledge the finest and brightest.

Nomination standards:

The Under 40 Innovators Award is open to folks in trade or academia with technical contributions of notable impression in the discipline of design and automation of electronics. Nominees are people who’ve made their contributions by work inside a person group, to the design automation neighborhood and to the broader society. The award is meant for particular contributions equivalent to business merchandise, software program or methods, or particular algorithms or instruments integrated into different methods extensively utilized by trade and academia. Nominations that emphasize solely metrics equivalent to variety of publications, patents, and citations is not going to be ample. The impression as measured by commercialization and/or vast adoption of the nominee’s contributions is required.

The nomination for this award ought to embody a one-page abstract (fewer than 500 phrases) of the nominee’s technical work with particular emphasis on the impression of the work, a canopy web page with the electronic mail deal with, daytime phone quantity and date of beginning of the nominee. All nominations ought to be supported by at least three letters of advice. One of these letters of advice wants to be from a frontrunner inside the nominee’s group. Self-nominations will not be allowed.

Up to 5 awards will likely be given every year at DAC, sponsored by ACM, IEEE, and ESDA. The winners will likely be acknowledged at the opening session at the 55th DAC. Nominations should be obtained by March 15, 2018, as a single PDF file and despatched to:

DAC 2017 Under 40 Innovator Award recipients are:
John Arthur, Research Staff Member and Hardware Manager, IBM Research – Almaden
Arthur, working in the Brain Inspired Computing Group at IBM Research, designs large-scale neuromorphic chips and methods in addition to algorithms to prepare them. His work contains Stanford’s Neurogrid and most lately IBM’s TrueNorth mission.

Paul Cunningham, Vice President of R&D, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Cunningham is liable for front-end digital design instruments. Paul joined Cadence in 2011 by the acquisition of Azuro, a clock concurrent optimization firm the place he was a co-founder and CEO.

Douglas Densmore, Associate Professor, Boston Univ.
Densmore, who works in the Electrical and Computer Engineering division at Boston University, creates EDA-inspired software program instruments for artificial biology. He is a founding member of the BU Biological Design Center (BDC), head of the NSF’s “Living Computing Project” and a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM.

Yongpan Liu, Associate Professor, Tsinghua Univ.
Dr. Liu’s analysis pursuits embody design automation and rising circuits and methods for the Internet of Things (IoT). He designed the first nonvolatile processor utilized in each academia and trade. He obtained IEEE Micro Top Decide16 and finest paper awards of HPCA15 and ASPDAC17.

Sasikanth Manipatruni, Physicist/Engineer, Intel Corp.
Manipatruni’s work merges laborious physics-based design with the experimental demonstration of spin/optical/MEMS gadgets. He has contributed greater than 50 scientific articles and about 80 patents spanning nanophotonics, medical sensing, past CMOS computing. He additionally coaches center/excessive schoolers for Physics Olympiad.

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About DAC

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is acknowledged as the premier occasion for the design of digital circuits and methods, and for digital design automation (EDA) and silicon options. A various worldwide neighborhood representing greater than 1,000 organizations attends every year, represented by system designers and designers, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from main universities. Close to 60 technical periods chosen by a committee of digital design specialists provide info on current developments and traits, administration practices and new merchandise, methodologies and applied sciences. A spotlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite space with roughly 200 of the main and rising EDA, silicon, mental property (IP) and design companies suppliers. The convention is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Systems Design Alliance (ESDA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA) and IEEE’s Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA).

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