Who's Who

  • Wang Ying

    Associate Professor
    Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Heba Abunahla

    Assistant Professor
    TU Delft
  • Aman Arora

    Graduate Fellow
    The University of Texas at Austin
  • Xun Jiao

    Assistant Professor
    Villanova University
  • Tsung-Wei Huang

    Assistant Professor
    University of Utah
  • Mohsen Imani

    Assistant Professor
    University of California Irvine
  • Xunzhao Yin

    Assistant Professor
    Zhejiang University
  • Fan Chen

    Assistant Professor
    Indiana University Bloomington
  • Li Jiang

    Assistant Professor
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Ahmedullah Aziz

    Assistant Professor
    University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Kuan-Hsun Chen

    Assistant Professor
    University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • Can Li

    Assistant Professor
    The University of Hong Kong
  • Johann Knechtel

    Research Scientist
    New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Xiaoming Chen

    Research Fellow
    Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Kai Ni

    Assistant Professor
    Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Christophe Bobda

    Professor
    University of Florida
  • Pi-Cheng Hsiu

    Research Fellow
    Academia Sinica
  • Dayane Alfenas Reis

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Notre Dame University
  • Bei Yu

    Associate Professor
    Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Yi-Chung Chen

    Assistant Professor
    Tennessee State University
  • Hussam Amrouch

    Jun.-Professor
    University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Test Person

News

Statement on the Tragedy of Davide Giri

The entire electronic design automation (EDA) community is in profound grief for the loss of Davide Giri, a graduate student at Columbia University, who fell victim to a horrific violence last Fri...

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Chair’s New Year’s Greetings

Dear Members of ACM SIGDA,

After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is slowly returning to a new normal. In the Design Automation Conference (DAC) held in San Francisco last month, m...

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Prof. Rob Rutenbar receives the 2021 ACM SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award

The SIGDA award selection committee is honored to announce that Prof. Rob Rutenbar has been selected to receive the 2021 ACM SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award.

for his pioneering work and ...

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CADathlon Brasil 2022 Highlights

The CADathlon Brasil 2022 – 2nd Brazilian Programming Contest for Design Automation of Integrated Circuits (https://csbc.sbc.org.br/2022/cadathlon-brasil-en/) took place on August 2nd in Niteroi, ...

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Events

SDC@DAC

System Design Contest at DAC 2022

Please refer to the official webpage.

The DAC System Design Contest focuses on low-power object detection on an embedded FPGA system. Contestants will recei...

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DASS@DAC

DASS at DAC 2018

The Design Automation Summer School (DASS) is a one-day intensive course on research and development in design automation (DA). Each topic in this course will be covered by a d...

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LIVE

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 ...

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CADathlon 2018@ICCAD

SIGDA’s CADathlon 2018 at ICCAD

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018  8 am – 5 pm, Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa,  San Diego, CA

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Welcome to the CADathlon @ ICCAD

  • Participation Request — Closed.
  • Team C...
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Organizers Guide

ACM/SIGDA Guide to Running or Starting a Conference, Symposium, or Workshop

Revised on May 1, 2020

ACM/SIGDA sponsors a number of conferences, symposia, and workshops, which will be referred...

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Awards

Distinguished Members

SIGDA Distinguished ACM Members

Naehyuck ChangSeoul National University
Igor MarkovUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Diana MarculescuCarnegie Mellon University
R. Iris BaharBrown University
Robert A. WalkerKent State University
Nikil D. DuttUniversity of California, Irvine
Stephen TrimbergerXilinx, Inc.
Krishnendu ChakrabartyDuke University
Massoud PedramUniversity of Southern California
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Fellows

SIGDA ACM Fellows

Sharon HuUniversity of Notre Dame
Helen LiDuke University
Tajana Simunic RosingUniversity of California, San Diego
Mark M. TehranipoorUniversity of Florida
David PanUniversity of Texas at Austin
Jacob A. AbrahamUniversity of Texas, Austin
ArvindCSAIL-MIT
James C. BrowneUniversity of Texas, Austin
Krishnendu ChakrabartyDuke University
Naehyuck ChangKAIST
Jason (Jingsheng) CongUniversity of California at Los Angeles
Andre DehonUniversity of Pennsylvania
Giovanni De MicheliEPFL
Srini DevadasMIT
Nikil DuttUniversity of California at Irvine
W. Kent FuchsCornell University
Rajesh GuptaUniversity of California, San Diego
John P. HayesUniversity of Michigan
Thomas A HenzingerEPFL
Mary Jane IrwinPennsylvania State University
Niraj K. JhaPrinceton University
Andrew KahngUniversity of California, San Diego
Sung Mo KangKAIST
Tei-Wei KuoAcademia Sinica
Sharad MalikPrinceton University
Subhasish MitraStanford University
Vijaykrishnan NarayananPennsylvania State University
Oyekunle A. OlukotunStanford University
Dhiraj K. PradhanUniversity of Bristol, UK
Bryan T. PreasXerox Parc
Parthasarathy RanganathanGoogle
Jonathan S. RoseUniversity of Toronto
Rob A. RutenbarCarnegie Mellon University
Karem SakallahUniversity of Michigan
Alberto L. Sangiovanni-VincentelliUniversity of California, Berkeley
Sachin SapatnekarUniversity of Minnesota
Kevin SkadronUniversity of Virginia
Alan J. SmithUniversity of California, Berkeley
Donald E. ThomasCarnegie-Mellon University
Moshe Y. VardiRice University
Marilyn Claire WolfGeorgia Tech
Martin WongUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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Newton

ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation

Presented by the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation
 
Description: To honor a person or persons for an outstanding technical contribution within the scope of electronic design automation, as evidenced by a paper published at least ten years before the presentation of the award. The award is based on the impact of the contribution.
 
Background: The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation sponsors or co-sponsors the Donald Pederson Award for best paper in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, the William McCalla Award for best paper at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, and the Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Electronic Design Automation (with the EDA Consortium). The Kaufmann Award is the major award normally given to a senior person in the field for distinguished contributions. The other IEEE CEDA awards recognize outstanding publications. The ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation sponsors or co-sponsors the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems Best Paper Award, the William McCalla Award for best paper at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, and two awards for outstanding graduate students and new faculty. The ACM Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award is given each year to a graduating Ph.D. student in recognition of his/her thesis contributions to advancement in the EDA field. The SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award is also given each year to a junior faculty whose research contributions are likely to make a significant impact.
      The proposed A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award complements these awards and is intended for contributors whose impact is recognized over a significant period of time.
      The Award honors A. Richard Newton, a luminary in the design automation area in academia and industry, faculty contributor and advisor to many of the leaders in the field, company founder, and dean of engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, who died in 2007. Professor Newton embodied the idea of technical impact which this award seeks to recognize.
 
Nominee Solicitation: The call for nominees will be published each fall by email to members of participating societies, by flyers and publicity at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, and on the web sites of the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (and its participating societies) and the web site of ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation, in the SIGDA and CEDA newsletters, and in IEEE Design & Test magazine.
      The nomination form will ask for (i) the paper and authors to be honored, (ii) a proposed citation, (iii) a description of the impact of the paper over at least a ten-year period, including evidence in support of the significant intellectual contributions and high impact in the field of the nominated paper. At minimum, supporting material should cover these aspects of impact:

  • impact on the research community reflected in citations
  • impact on the practitioner community via evidence of usage of the described technology in an industrial setting
  • impact on the EDA community as a whole via evidence of starting new directions and spawning new ideas

      In addition to the evidence of impact, the nomination form will include biographical information (including education and employment), professional activities, publications, and recognition. Three endorsements attesting to the impact of the work may be included.
      The nomination materials should be emailed by the deadline to SIGDA-Award@acm.org (Subject: ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation).
 
Award Committee: Selection will be made by a committee comprised of three members designated by the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation and three members designated by the ACM Special Interest Group in Design Automation. The Committee will meet in February of each year to review nominations and make a recommendation to the sponsoring Council and SIG by March 15. Following approval by the sponsors, the committee will contact the recipient to ensure that the award will be accepted.
 
All standard conflict of interest regulations as stated in ACM policy will be applied (see https://awards.acm.org/conflict-of-interest). Any awards committee members will recuse themselves from consideration of any candidates where a conflict of interest may exist.
 
Schedule: The call for nominees will be published annually in the fall, especially at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (see above). Submission deadline is Feb 1 of each year.  The Awards Committee will meet in February to determine the winning paper and award recipient(s). The sponsors will approve the selection by March 15. The recipient will be notified by April 1. The award will be presented in June/July at the ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference.
 
Selection/Basis for Judging: This award honors an individual or a group which has made an outstanding technical contribution in the scope of electronic design automation through a paper published at least ten years before the award is presented. The award is based on the impact of the paper as indicated above. Nominees from universities, industry, and government worldwide will be considered and encouraged. The award is not a best paper or initial original contribution award. Instead, the prime consideration will be the impact on technology, industry, and education, and on working electronic designers and engineers. Such impact might include a research result that is widely cited or spawned much innovative thinking, or a new technique that has been put into wide use in practice.
 
Presentation: The award includes a cash prize of $1500 to be split amoung the awardees.  The award will be formally presented annually at the ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference.
 
Publicity: Press release to industry press, articles in IEEE and ACM publications, and publicity at conferences sponsored by the CEDA, SIGDA, ACM, and IEEE.
 

Past Awardees

  • 2022: Ricardo Telichevesky, Kenneth S. Kundert, and Jacob K. White, “Efficient Steady-State Analysis based on Matrix-Free Krylov-Subspace Methods”, In Proc. of the 32nd Design Automation Conference, 1995.
  • 2021: John A. Waicukauski, Eric Lindbloom, Barry K. Rosen, and Vijay S. Iyengar, “Transition Fault Simulation,” IEEE Design & Test of Computers, Vol. 4, no. 2, April 1987
  • 2020: Luca Benini and Giovanni De Micheli, “Networks on Chips: A New SoC Paradigm,” IEEE Computer, pp. 70-78, January 2002.
  • 2019: E. B. Eichelberger and T. W. Williams, “A Logic Design Structure for LSI Testability,” In Proc. of the 14th Design Automation Conference, 1977.
  • 2018: Hans Eisenmann and Frank M. Johannes, “Generic Global Placement and Floorplanning,” In Proc. of the 35th Design Automation Conference, 1998.
  • 2017: Matthew W. Moskewicz, Conor F. Madigan, Ying Zhao, Lintao Zhang, and Sharad Malik, “Chaff: Engineering an Efficient SAT Solver,” In Proc. of the 38st Design Automation Conference, 2001.
  • 2016: Chandu Visweswariah, Kaushik Ravindran, Kerim Kalafala, Steven G. Walker, Sambasivan Narayan, “First-Order Incremental Block-Based Statistical Timing Analysis,” In Proc. of the 41st Design Automation Conference, 2004.
  • 2015: Blaise Gassend, Dwaine Clarke, Marten van Dijk, and Srinivas Devadas, “Silicon Physical Random Functions,” In Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2002.
  • 2014: Subhasish Mitra and Kee Sup Kim, “X-compact: an efficient response compaction technique for test cost reduction,” IEEE International Test Conference, 2002.
  • 2013: Keith Nabors and Jacob White, “FastCap: A multipole accelerated 3-D capacitance extraction program,” IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Vol. 10, Issue 11 (1991): 1447-1459.
  • 2012: Altan Odabasioglu, Mustafa Celik, Larry Pileggi, “PRIMA: Passive Reduced-Order Interconnect Macromodeling Algorithm,” IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Aug., 1998.
  • 2011: Jason Cong, Eugene Ding, “FlowMap: An Optimal Technology Mapping Algorithm for Delay Optimization in Lookup-Table Based FPGA Designs,” IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Jan., 1994.
  • 2010: Randal Bryant, “Graph-based algorithms for Boolean function manipulation” IEEE Transactions on Computers, Aug., 1986.
  • 2009: Robert K. Brayton, Richard Rudell, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Albert R. Wang, “MIS: A Multiple-Level Logic Optimizations System,” IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Nov., 1997.
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ONFA

SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award

The SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award recognizes a junior faculty member early in her or his academic career who demonstrates outstanding potential as an educator and/or researcher in the field of electronic design automation. While prior research and/or teaching accomplishments are important, the selection committee will especially consider the impact that the candidate has had on her or his department and on the EDA field during the initial years of their academic appointment. The award is presented annually at Design Automation Conference, and currently consists of a $1,000 award to the faculty member, along with a citation.
 
Eligibility: SIGDA Outstanding new faculty who are developing academic careers in areas in or related to electronic design automation are encouraged to apply for this award. Note that this award is not intended for senior or highly experienced investigators who have already established independent research careers, even if they are new to academia. Candidates must have recently completed at least one full academic year and no more than four full academic years in a tenure-track position. Applications will also be considered from people whose appointments are continuing (non-visiting) positions with substantial educational responsibilities regardless whether or not they are tenure track. Persons holding research-only positions are not eligible. Exceptions to the timing requirements will be made for persons who have interrupted their academic careers for substantive reasons, such as family or medical leave. The presence of such reasons must be attested by the sponsoring institution, but no explanation is needed.
 
Application: Candidates applying for the award must submit the following to the selection committee no later than November 30 of the current year:

  1. a 2-page statement summarizing the candidate’s teaching and research accomplishments since beginning their current academic position, as well as an indication of plans for further development over the next five years;
  2. a copy of a current curriculum vitae;
  3. a letter from either the candidate’s department chair or dean endorsing the application.

The nomination materials should be emailed by the deadline to SIGDA-Award@acm.org (Subject: ACM/SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award).
 
All standard conflict of interest regulations as stated in ACM policy will be applied (see https://awards.acm.org/conflict-of-interest). Any awards committee members will recuse themselves from consideration of any candidates where a conflict of interest may exist.
 

Past Awardees

2022 Yingyan (Celine) LinRice University
2021Zheng ZhangUC Santa Barbara
2020Pierre-Emmanuel GaillardonUniversity of Utah
2019Jeyavijayan (JV) Rajendran Texas A&M University
2018Shimeng YuArizona State University
2017 Yier JinUniversity of Florida
2016 Swaroop GhoshUniversity of South Florida
2015 Muhammad ShafiqueKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
2014 Yiran ChenUniversity of Pittsburgh
2013 Shobha VasudevanUIUC
2012David AtienzaEPFL, Switzerland
2011 Farinaz KoushanfarRice University
2010Puneet GuptaUCLA
Deming ChenUIUC
2009Yu CaoArizona State University
2008Subhasish MitraStanford University
2007 Michael OrshanskyUniversity of Texas, Austin
2006David PanUniversity of Texas, Austin
2004Kaustav BanerjeeUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Igor MarkovUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2003Dennis SylvesterUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2002Charlie Chung-Ping ChenUniv. of Wisconsin, Madison
2000Vijay NarayananPenn State University
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OPDA

ACM Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Electronic Design Automation

Design automation has gained widespread acceptance by the VLSI circuits and systems design community. Advancement in computer-aided design (CAD) methodologies, algorithms, and tools has become increasingly important to cope with the rapidly growing design complexity, higher performance and low-power requirements, and shorter time-to-market demands. To encourage innovative, ground-breaking research in the area of electronic design automation, the ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA) has established an ACM award to be given each year to an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation that makes the most substantial contribution to the theory and/or application in the field of electronic design automation.
 
The award consists of a certificate and a check for $1,000 and is presented at the Design Automation Conference, which is held in June/July of each year. The award is selected by a committee of experts from academia and industry in the field and appointed by ACM in consultation with the SIGDA Chair.
 
Deadline: November 30th of each year
 
Nomination requirements: Each department of any university may nominate at most two Ph.D. dissertations whose final submission date is between July 1st of the previous year and June 30th of the current year. Each nomination package must be emailed by November 30 and should consists of:

  1. The PDF file of the Ph.D. dissertation. If the nominated Ph.D. dissertation is not written in English, an English translation of the entire dissertation must be included in the nomination package.
  2. A statement (up to two pages) from the nominee explaining the significance and major contributions of the work.
  3. A nomination letter from nominee’s department chair or dean of the school endorsing the application.
  4. Optionally, up to three letters of recommendation from experts in the field. These letters may be included in the nomination package or sent separately to the address below.

The nomination materials should be emailed to SIGDA-Award@acm.org (Subject: ACM Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in EDA).
 
All standard conflict of interest regulations as stated in ACM policy will be applied (see https://awards.acm.org/conflict-of-interest). Any awards committee members will recuse themselves from consideration of any candidates where a conflict of interest may exist.
 

Past Awardees

2022Ganapati Bhat, for the dissertation “Design, Optimization, and Applications of Wearable IoT Devices”, Arizona State University, Advisor: Umit Y. Ogras
2021Ahmedullah Aziz, for the dissertation “Device-Circuit Co-Design Employing Phase Transition Materials for Low power Electronics”, Purdue University, Advisor: Sumeet Gupta.
2020Gengjie Chen, for the dissertation “VLSI Routing: Seeing Nano Tree in Giga Forest,” The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Advisor: Evangeline Young.
2019Tsung-Wei Huang, for the dissertation “Distributed Timing Analysis“, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Advisor: Martin D. F. Wong.
2018Xiaoqing Xu, for the dissertation “Standard Cell Optimization and Physical Design in Advanced Technology Nodes,” University of Texas at Austin. Advisor: David Z. Pan.
Pramod Subramanyan, for the dissertation “Deriving Abstractions to Address Hardware Platform Security Challenges,” Princeton University. Advisor: Sharad Malik.
2017Jeyavijayan Rajendran, for the dissertation “Trustworthy Integrated Circuit Design,” New York University. Advisor: Ramesh Karri.
2016Zheng Zhang, for the dissertation “Uncertainty Quantification for Integrated Circuits and Microelectromechanical Systems,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Advisor: Luca Daniel.
2015Wenchao Li, for the dissertation Specification Mining: New Formalisms, Algorithms and Applications,” University of California at Berkeley. Advisor: Sanjit Seshia.
2014Wangyang Zhang, for the dissertation IC Spatial Variation Modeling: Algorithms and Applicaitons,” Carnegie Mellon University. Advisors: Xin Li and Rob Rutenbar
2013Duo Ding, for the dissertation CAD for Nanolithography and Nanophotonics,” University of Texas at Austin. Advisor: David Z. Pan
Guojie Luo, for the dissertation “Placement and Design Planning for 3D integrated Circuits,” UCLA. Advisor: Jason Cong
2012Tan Yan, for the dissertation “Algorithmic Studies on PCB Routing,” defended with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2011Nishant Patil, for the dissertation “Design and Fabrication of Imperfection-Immune Carbon Nanotube Digital VLSI Circuits,” Stanford University.
2010Himanshu Jain, for the dissertation “Verification using Satisfiability Checking, Predicate Abstraction, and Craig Interpolation,” Carnegie Mellon University.
2009Kai-Hui Chang, for the dissertation “Functional Design Error Diagnosis, Correction and Layout Repair of Digital Circuits”, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
2008(No award is given this year)
2007(No award is given this year)
2006Haifeng Qian of University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for the thesis entitled Stochastic and Hybrid Linear Equation Solvers and their Applications in VLSI Design Automation.
2005Shuvendu Lahiri of Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for a thesis entitled “Unbounded System Verification using Decision Procedure and Predicate Abstraction
2004Chao Wang of University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Electrical Engineering, for a thesis entitled “Abstraction Refinement for Large Scale Model Checking
2003Luca Daniel of University of California, Berkeley Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for a thesis entitled “Simulation and modeling techniques for signal integrity and electromagnetic interference on high frequency electronic systems”
Lintao Zhang of Princeton University Department of Electrical Engineering for a thesis entitled “Searching for truth: techniques for satisfiability of Boolean formulas.
2002(No award is given this year)
2001Darko Kirovski from University of California, Los Angeles Department of Computer Science for a thesis entitled “Constraint Manipulation Techniques for Synthesis and Verification of Embedded Systems.” The runner-up who received an honorable mention in that years ceremony was Michael Beattie of Carnegie Mellon University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a thesis entitled “Efficient Electromagnetic Modeling for Giga-scale IC Interconnect.” 
2000Robert Brent Jones of Stanford University Department of Electrical Engineering for a thesis entitled Applications of Symbolic Simulation To the Formal Verification of Microprocessors.”
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Programs

ACM SIGDA Speaker Travel Grant Program

The SIGDA Speaker Series Travel Grant actively supports the travels of the speakers who are invited to give lectures or talks in local events, universities, and companies, so as to disseminate the values and impact of SIGDA. These speakers can be from either academia or company and are considered as good lectures that can help reach out to the audiences in the broad field of design automation. Once the application is approved, SIGDA will issue partial grants to cover the speaker’s travel expenses, including travel and subsistence costs.

This grant is to help on promoting the EDA community and activities all over the world. It will provide travel support averaging $1,000 (USD) for approximately 6 eligible speakers per year to defray their costs of giving lectures or talks in local events, universities, and companies. Priority will be given to the applicants from the local sections of SIGDA with the speakers presenting in the events supported by the local sections of SIGDA. In addition, local EDA communities or individuals, rather than local sections of SIGDA, are also encouraged to apply for this grant. For the application or additional information, please contact SIGDA by sending an email exclusively to the Technical Activity Chair (https://www.sigda.org/about-us/officers/).

Review Process

The review committee will be formed by the current Technical Activity Chair and Education Chair of SIGDA. The reviews will be reported and discussed in SIGDA’s executive committee meeting. After the discussion, the executing committee members will vote to grant or not grant the submitted applications.

Selection Criteria

The review takes the applicants/events and speakers in considerations.

  • Preference is given to the local sections of SIGDA for the speakers invited to the events, universities, and companies supported by the local sections of SIGDA. In addition, the applicants from local EDA communities or individuals are also considered.
  • The invited speaker should be a good lecture or researcher from either academia or industry, and has a good track record in the broad field of design automation.

Post Applications – Report and Reimbursement

  • For the speaker giving a talk in an ACM event, SIGDA can support the travel grant and process reimbursements to the speaker directly. At the end of the event, the speaker needs to complete the ACM reimbursement form and send it to SIGDA or ACM Representative along with copies of the receipts. The speakers will also need to abide by the reimbursement policies/standards found here: https://www.acm.org/special-interest-groups/volunteer-resources/conference-planning/conference-finances#speaker
  • For the speaker giving a talk in a non-ACM event, SIGDA will provide the lump sum payment to the legal and financial sponsoring organization, which would offer the fund as the travel grants and process reimbursements. Meanwhile, the sponsoring organization needs to indicate on the event’s promotional materials that travel grants are being supported by SIGDA. At the end of the event, the sponsoring organization needs to provide (1) a one-page final report to SIGDA reflecting the success of their goals against the funds provided and indicating how the funds were spent, (2) an invoice for the approved amount, and (3) tax form. Note that there is no specific format for the final report.

Application Form

Sponsor

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About ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA)

SIGDA is committed to advancing the skills and knowledge of electronic design automation professionals and students throughout the world. We do so in a variety of ways: sponsoring and organizing international workshops, symposia and conferences; leading the way in capturing archival electronic design automation publications; providing travel grants to sponsored workshops, symposia and conferences; pioneering the maintenance and distribution of electronic design automation benchmarks; hosting university and government researchers for software demonstrations at the University Research Demonstration at DAC; publishing the SIGDA Newsletter; maintaining a World Wide Web access site on Internet; creating the webinar series SIGDA LIVE, and managing the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. Highlights of our recent activities include:

  • 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 take about 45 minutes plus 15 minutes Q&A. Speaker and topic nominations are welcome and should be sent to sigdalive@gmail.com. All past talks are archived through our Youtube channel.
  • The ACM Transactions on the Design Automation of Electronic Systems: The journal provides comprehensive coverage of innovative research and work concerning the creation and evaluation of VLSI electronic systems. The journal emphasizes a computer science and engineering orientation. Topics include system design, high-level synthesis, logic synthesis, physical layout, design verification, system reliability, and high-performance circuits. The journal is actively seeking research papers, tutorial and survey papers, and short technical notes. The journal is distributed in hard-copy and electronic formats. SIGDA members receive a significantly subsidized subscription rate.
  • SIGDA sponsors or is in cooperation with major design automation conferences and workshops. We average more than two such events per month. A SIGDA member receives a significantly reduced registration rate for these meetings.