Advancing Diversity in EDA
This is a CEDA-sponsored event
Location / Room: Seminar 1 (International Congress Center, Dresden, Germany)
The goal of this event is to help facilitate women and underrepresented minorities (URM) to advance their careers in academia and industry, and consequently, to help increase diversity in the EDA community. Through an interactive medium, our aim is to provide practical tips to women and URM on how to succeed and overcome potential hurdles in their career growth, while at the same time, connecting senior and junior researchers to ignite longer-term mentoring relationships.
Please register for this event in line with your online registration to the DATE conference: https://www.date-conference.com/registration.
|14:00||FM04.1||Welcome and Introduction|
|14:15||FM04.2||Keynote: "VLSI Design Methods for Low Power Encryption"
In this talk, I will present the evolution in research on hardware security. I will also discuss current hot hardware security research topics going forward. This title also reflects my start in academia. It was the title of my very first NSF grant funded in a call on EDA "Design Automation for Micro and Nano Systems". I will use this and other examples to show how to survive in a research environment which might not be ready for either of them: women nor the need for hardware security.
|14:45||FM04.3||Panel 1: Mastering Your Leadership Skills
This panel focuses on leadership development in academic and industry settings in EDA. Panel will address topics such as strategies for increasing upward mobility particularly for women and URM; developing leadership skills to create an innovative, productive, and inclusive environment; various alternative career paths towards inspirational leadership.
|16:00||FM04.5||Panel 2: Negotiating: Practical Strategies for Women and URM in Tech
This panel addresses various aspects of negotiation in EDA industry and academia at different job levels, including regarding the gender and minority pay gap, when seeking promotions, or for increasing personal visibility at the workplace. The panelists will provide practical strategies as well as broader insights.
|16:45||FM04.6||Panel 3: Work-Life Balance: Myth or Reality?
This panel discusses observations, challenges, and methods regarding work-life balance, seeking answers to questions such as: What does balance mean at different stages of life and career? How do work-life balance and personal goals interact? Are there better (or worse) ways for time management?
|17:30||FM04.7||Speed Mentoring Session
This structured mentoring session will match each mentee with a few mentors throughout the session, with the goals of getting quick tips and feedback, as well as identifying good mentor-mentee matches for longer-term mentorship.
|18:00||FM04.8||Closing Remarks, followed by DATE Reception|