LOUISVILLE, Colo.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems, is now accepting nominations for the Under-40 Innovators Award at the 54th DAC. The Under-40 Innovators Award is new this year and is sponsored by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Systems Design Alliance (ESDA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The award will recognize the top five young innovators (nominees should be 40 years or younger in age as of June 1, 2017) who are movers and shakers in the field of design and automation of electronics. The 54th DAC will be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from June 18 - 22, 2017. Nominations must be received no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
From beyond the traditional automation around chip implementation, design automation is rapidly expanding to new areas such as neuromorphic computing, biological systems, cyber-security and cyber-physical systems. Within the electronics industry, the advent of new technologies and alternate scaling approaches using new integration approaches are emerging as traditional CMOS technology scaling slows down. Young innovators are redefining and shaping the future of the design automation field in industry, research labs, start-ups and academia, and DAC wants to recognize the best and brightest.
The Under-40 Innovators Award is open to men and women in industry or academia with technical contributions in the field of design and automation of electronics. Nominees are individuals who have made a notable impact and contributions through work within an individual organization, to the design automation community and to the broader society. The award is intended for specific contributions such as commercial products, software or hardware systems, or specific algorithms or concepts incorporated into other systems widely used by industry or academia. Nominations that emphasize only metrics such as number of publications, patents, and citations will not be sufficient.
The nomination for this award should include a one-page summary (fewer than 500 words) of the nominee’s technical work. All nominations should be supported by at least three letters of recommendation. One of those letters of recommendation needs to be from a leader inside the nominee’s organization. Self-nominations are not allowed.
Up to five awards will be given each year at DAC, sponsored by ACM, IEEE, and ESDA. The winners will be recognized at the opening session at the 54th DAC. Nominations must be received by March 1, 2017 as a single PDF file and sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information on the award, and the Design Automation Conference visit www.dac.com
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Systems Design Alliance (ESDA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA).
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