System Design Contest at DAC

Please refer to the official webpage:
For more details, please check the following link.

The final award winners will be announced at 2019 IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC).

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

Registration E-mail: YSHI4 AT ND DOT EDU

The 2018 Hardware Design Contest features embedded hardware implementation of neural network based target tracking for drones. Contestants will receive training dataset provided by our industry sponsor DJI, and a hidden dataset will be used to evaluate the performance of the designs in terms of accuracy and power. Contestants will compete in two different categories: FPGA and GPU, and grand cash awards will be given to the top three teams in each category. In addition, our industry sponsor Xilinx and Nvidia will provide a limited number of teams successfully registered with a free design kit (on a first-come-first-served basis). The award ceremony will be held at 2018 IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference.


Yiyu ShiUniversity of Notre DameChair
Jingtong HuUniversity of PittsburghCo-Chair
Christopher RowenCognite VenturesDAC representative
Cong ZhaoDJIIndustry Liaison
Bei YuChinese University of Hong KongPublicity