SIGDA Live is a series of webinars, launched monthly or bi-monthly, on topics (either technical or non-technical) of general interest to the SIGDA community. The talks in general fall on the last Wednesday of a month, and last about 45 minutes plus 15 minutes Q&A. Speaker and topic nominations are welcome and should be sent to All past talks are archived through our Youtube channel at: Each year we recognize one speaker with the "Most Influential Speaker of the Year" award.

Organizers: Yiyu Shi (University of Notre Dame), Qinru Qiu (Syracuse University)

Technical support: Bei Yu (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Coming Up Next:

Time: Monday, Oct. 2, 9 AM Eastern time.

  • Prof. Sharon Hu (University of Notre Dame)
  • Oct. 2 (Monday) 9am Eastern Standard Time
  • Talk title: Design Automation Conference: the 55th Edition
  • Abstract: As the premier conference in electronic design automation, DAC will celebrate its 55th anniversary in 2018. One of the longest-running conferences in the computer science/engineering field, DAC has been THE place for academic researchers, industry designers and tool developers to gather together annually to learn the newest techniques, hear the hottest trends, and find the greatest needs in the field. The 55th DAC will take place on June 24-28 in the beautiful city of San Francisco, CA, USA. In this talk, the general chair of DAC 2018, Sharon Hu, will explain the key programs of DAC and especially emphasize some of the exciting new initiatives at the 55th DAC. She will also describe many ways that practitioners/students/researchers can participate and contribute to DAC.
  • Bio: Sharon Hu is a professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. She is the General Chair of Design Automation Conference in 2018, and served as Vice General Chair, Conference Program Chair, TPC chair of DAC in the past years. Her research interests include low-power system design, circuit and architecture design with emerging technologies, hardware/software co-design and real-time embedded systems. She has published more than 280 papers in these areas, and received the Best Paper Award from the Design Automation Conference in 2001. Sharon Hu is a Fellow of the IEEE.
  • News release: TBD

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