Distinguished Lecturer Program

The IEEE CEDA Distinguished Lecturer Program promotes the field of electronic design automation to the scientific community and the public at large. The goal of the program is to increase awareness about topics relevant to CEDA by creating a pool of subject matter experts and scholars to present to IEEE and CEDA Chapters, Sections and other venues such as universities and companies.


New Virtual DL Webinar Series!

Due to pandemic and travel restrictions, the traditional format of the Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) is not possible.The Virtual Distinguished Lecturer Program (VDLP) allows us to continue to serve the CEDA participants and the electronic design automation community the opportunity to hear from our respected Distinguished Lecturers.

The virtual series will feature one lecturer a month. Registration is free for all webinars. If you are unable to attend the "live" virtual events, the presentations will be available on our Presentation Library and the CEDA YouTube channel after the event.



​​​​​​Request a Distinguished Lecturer

  • Use the form below to request a DL at your next event.
  • DL requests are reviewed by the CEDA DL Committee.
  • Send all questions to the CEDA DL Program Manager. 
  • Request early and be flexible with your dates. Our lecturers are highly sought after and 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.

Financial reimbursements will not be provided without prior authorization. During the presentation, the chapter officer should keep a record of the topic, total attendance, and notes on technical content, oral, and overall presentation. 

After the event, the chair needs to submit the Post-Event Report (reporting to CEDA) and in vTools (reporting to IEEE) no later than one month after the event.

CEDA DL Request Form

DL Program Manager

Hai (Helen) Li

Duke University
United States
3 (Southeastern U.S.)

DL Resources

View a complete list of forms and online resources below.


Deadline for Nominations for the Class of 2023-2024 TBD

Call for Distinguished Lecturers

  • 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.

Nomination Form


Current Distinguished Lecturers

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Naehyuck Chang

Distinguished Lecturer 2018 - 2021

Yiran Chen

Distinguished Lecturer 2018 - 2021

Xiaobo Sharon Hu

Distinguished Lecturer 2018 - 2021

Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

Distinguished Lecturer 2018 - 2021

Sachin Sapatnekar

Distinguished Lecturer 2018 - 2021

Yier Jin

Distinguished Lecturer 2019 - 2021

Rajiv Joshi

Distinguished Lecturer 2019 - 2021

David Pan

Distinguished Lecturer 2019 - 2021

Class of 2022-2023

Available as of 1 January 2022

Mohammad Abdullah Al Faruque

Distinguished Lecturer 2022 - 2023

Anupam Chattopadhyay

Distinguished Lecturer 2022 - 2023

Abu Sebastian

Distinguished Lecturer 2022 - 2023

Yiyu Shi

Distinguished Lecturer 2022 - 2023

Sheldon Tan

Distinguished Lecturer 2022 - 2023