The Student Research Forum at the ASP-DAC is renovated from a traditional poster session hosted by ACM SIGDA for PhD students to present and discuss their dissertations with experts in the design automation community. Starting from 2015, the forum includes both PhD and MS students, offering great opportunity for the students to establish contacts for their future career. In addition, the forum helps the companies and academic institutes to get an overview of the latest research and discover the extraordinary candidates for their employment.

This Year’s Awards (2022)

Best Poster – Research
Intelligent Circuit Design and Implementation with Machine Learning in EDA
Zhiyao Xie, Duke University

Best Poster – Presentation
Algorithm-Hardware Co-design of Transformer on FPGA Devices
Xinyi Zhang, University of Pittsburgh 

Most Popular Poster
ASBP: Automatic Structured Bit-Pruning for RRAM-based NN Accelerator
Songyun Qu, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Call for Submission: SIGDA Student Research Forum at ASP-DAC 2021 (SRF@ASP-DAC 2021)

Considering ASP-DAC 2021 is going virtual due to COVID-19, SRF@ASP-DAC 2021 will be held as a virtual forum. The forum welcomes all students, professors and industrial professionals from the relevant research community. The student author of each accepted submission by the forum is required to have a registration to ASP-DAC 2021 at least at the full student rate. The forum will provide financial support equivalent to the full student rate for each accepted submission.


  • Students must be within 1 year (M.S.) or 2 years (Ph.D.) of dissertation completion or have completed their dissertation during the last 12 months.
  • Dissertation topic must be relevant to the ASP-DAC community.
  • Previous ASP-DAC forum presenters are not eligible.
  • Students who have presented previously at DAC/DATE PhD forums are eligible.
  • Only students with at least one published or accepted conference, symposium or journal “full” paper are eligible for awards.
  • Students must attend the forum virtually to present the poster in person without substitute presentations, or else please contact the SRF Chair in advance.

A two-page PDF abstract of the dissertation (in two-column format, using 10pt. fonts and single-spaced lines), including name, institution, adviser, contact information, estimated (or actual) graduation date, whether the work has been presented at DAC PhD Forum or DATE PhD Forum, as well as figures and bibliography (if applicable). The two-page limit on the abstract will be strictly enforced: any material beyond the second page will be ignored by the reviewers. Each accepted abstract has to prepare a poster and a short video presentation, and the student has to attend the forum virtually for real-time interactions.

To be considered for awards, a student must explicitly indicate, in the title of the two-page abstract, the venues for which the work was published or accepted, and a list of all papers authored or co-authored by the student should be included in the bibliography of the two-page abstract. The papers must be related to the dissertation topic. Those on topics unrelated to the dissertation abstract will not be considered.

Submission website:

  Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020 (firm)
  Date of Acceptance Notification: December 14, 2020
  Poster and Short Video Submission Deadline: January 5, 2021
  Forum Date: January 19, 2021

For queries, please send an e-mail to Prof. Weichen Liu (liu [at] Please include “SRF@ASP-DAC 2021” in the subject of your email.


Weichen Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Lei Jiang, Indiana University Bloomington, US
Yaoyao Ye, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jun Zhou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Technical Committee:
Hiromitsu Awano, Kyoto University, Japan
Donkyu Baek, Chungbuk National University, Korea
Ateet Bhalla, Independent Technology Consultant, India
Yuan-Hao Chang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Wanli Chang, University of York, UK
Xianzhang Chen, Chongqing University, China
Yi-Jung Chen, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
Xiang Chen, George Mason University, US
Haibao Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Sudipta Chattopadhyay, Singapore Univ. of Technology and Design, Singapore
Hsiang-Yun Cheng, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Luan Huu Kinh Duong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Shao-Yun Fang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Ann Gordon-Ross, University of Florida, US
Chien-Chung Ho, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Weiwen Jiang, University of Notre Dame, US
Yukihide Kohira, The University of Aizu, Japan
Hyung-Gyu Lee, Daegu University, Korea
Sicheng Li, Hewlett Packard Labs, US
Yongfu Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Qingan Li, Wuhan University, China
Chun-Han Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Ren-Shuo Liu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Jaehyun Park, University of Ulsan, Korea
Muhammad Shafique, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
Liang Shi, East China Normal University, China
Donghwa Shin, Soongsil University, Korea
Masashi Tawada, Waseda University, Japan
Hoeseok Yang, Ajou University, Korea
Ming-Chang Yang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Lei Yang, University of New Mexico, US
Bei Yu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Qian Zhang, University of California, Los Angeles, US
ASP-DAC liaison:
Masashi Tawada, Waseda University, Japan
Yukio Mitsuyama, Kochi University of Technology, Japan


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