CEDA Distinguished Lecturer Program: Call for Nominations
The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) invites nominations for CEDA Distinguished Lecturers (DLs). The DL Program is an outreach program of CEDA that brings distinguished speakers from academia and industry to give presentations to CEDA chapters, events, and industries in a variety of venues and formats. The DLs are selected and announced in April after approval by the CEDA EC.
Nominees must meet the following criteria:
• The DL nominee must be nominated by a CEDA member who does not have a conflict with the selection process. No self-nomination is allowed.
• If you are looking for a nominator we encourage you to contact the chair of your corresponding CEDA Local Chapter.
• The DL nominee must be a well-recognized expert in his/her field because of his/her research, teaching, service activities; and an inspiring speaker.
The Distinguished Lecturers will start their two-year term in April. Each Lecturer should submit up to three lecture topics in his/her field of expertise that will be posted on the CEDA Website. The Distinguished Lectures should be readily available to travel within his/her geographical area upon contact by the Chapters or appropriate organizations. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid by the Distinguished Lecturers Program, and the sharing of travel expenses with other Organizational Units (Societies, Councils, etc.) of IEEE for joint activities is encouraged.
In addition, the maximum expense limit allowed for each DLP lecture includes 1500 USD for intra-continental talks and a total of 2500 USD for inter-continental talks. Moreover, IEEE CEDA can only cover Economy Fare flights.
Please return completed nomination form to the CEDA DLP Manager, Tsung-Yi Ho (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
- 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)