Distinguished Lecturer Program

As a part of the CEDA community, we need to spread the word about the excitement of EDA – especially to university students!

EDA has truly changed the world. Without EDA, today's extremely complex chips containing billions of transistors would not be possible. We would not have the Internet or smartphones, and cars would not have nearly the capabilities they have today. We would not dare to think of driverless cars! Our overall industrial productivity would be much lower.

EDA keeps evolving and reinventing itself. The discipline has always adapted to new challenges. In recent years, EDA has branched out from its core to also addressing biochips, security, smart grid – to name just a few.

EDA is exciting, as it is strategically located at the intersection of micro- and nano-electronics, computer science, and mathematics. Yet, many people do not appreciate the importance or the excitement and beauty of EDA. Specifically, not enough young and promising students grasp what kind of intellectual fulfillment and broad career perspectives EDA has to offer them.

CEDA Chapters (and universities or persons intending to establish a CEDA chapter) can request some of our best-known luminaries for a CEDA Distinguished Lecture at their location. CEDA will cover the travel costs of the lecturer.

Current Lectures

  • Customizable Computing at Datacenter Scale (Prof. Cong)
  • High-Level Synthesis and Beyond (Prof. Cong)
  • Majority-based Logic Synthesis (Prof. De Micheli)
  • Technologies and Platforms for Cyberphysical Systems (Prof. De Micheli)
  • 3-Dimensional Nano-Devices: Models and Design Tools (Prof. De Micheli)


Current Distinguished Lecturers

CEDA DL's have proposed exciting topics for their lectures, as shown above. Further topics may be available upon discussion.

The program will expand. We target to announce more Distinguished Lecturers in 2018. CEDA Distinguished Lecturers serve a two-year term.

Request a Distinguished Lecture for your event by completing the DL Request Form.

CEDA DL Request Form

  • DL requests are reviewed by the CEDA DL Committee.
  • Please return your completed form to Tsung-Yi Ho, CEDA's DL Program Manager. 
  • Request early, and be flexible with your dates. Our lecturers are much sought after, and they travel frequently, so they usually appreciate the opportunity to combine a Distinguished Lecture with other travel. This works best if sufficient lead-time is given.