System Design Contest at DAC

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For more details, please check the following link.

The final award winners will be announced at 2021 IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC).

Award: grand cash prize for the top three teams (details later).

The 2021 System Design Contest features embedded system implementation of neural network-based object detection for drones. Contestants will receive a training dataset provided by DJI, and a hidden dataset will be used to evaluate the performance of the designs in terms of accuracy and power. Contestants will compete to create the best performing design on an Ultra96 v2 FPGA development board.  Grand cash awards will be given to the top three teams. In addition, our industry sponsor Xilinx will provide a limited number of teams successfully registered with a free design kit. The award ceremony will be held at 2021 Design Automation Conference in San Francisco, CA.


Jeff GoedersBrigham Young University
Callie HaoGeorgia Institute of Technology
Cheng ZhuoZhejiang University
Naveen PurushothamXilinx