Call for Distinguished Lecturers

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 participant 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 January. 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 it is encouraged the sharing of travel expenses with other Organizational Units (Societies, Councils, etc.) of IEEE for joint activities. In addition, the maximum expenses 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 the completed nomination form. Send all questions to the CEDA DLP Manager.

Nomination Form