DivEDA 2022

Advancing Diversity in EDA

IEEE Region
Region 08 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)

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Session chair: Ayse K Coskun, Boston University, US

Session co-chair: Nele Mentens, KU Leuven, BE


  • Lejla Batina, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL
  • Michaela Blott, Xilinx, IE
  • Andreia Cathelin, STMicroelectronics, FR
  • Marian Verhelst, KU Leuven, BE

The 3rd Advancing Diversity in EDA (DivEDA) forum is co-sponsored by IEEE CEDA and ACM SIGDA. The goal of DivEDA is to help facilitate women and underrepresented minorities (URM) to advance their careers in academia and industry, and hence, to help increase diversity in the EDA community. A more diverse community will then help accelerate innovation in the EDA ecosystem and benefit societal progress. Through an interactive medium, our aim is to provide practical tips to women and URM on how to succeed and to overcome possible hurdles in their career growth, while at the same time, connecting senior and junior researchers to enable a growing diverse community. We are excited to build upon earlier diversity-focused efforts in EDA and create a venue that aims to make a difference. Prior DivEDA editions were held at DATE’18 and DAC’19. This year’s forum will be held as a single 2-hours virtual session, including a 1-hour panel followed by smaller group mentoring and Q&A sessions. The topic of the forum is “Addressing career challenges during the pandemic: work-life balance, networking, and more”. Registration to the event is free of charge.