|[August 29, 2013]
51st Design Automation Conference (DAC) Names Executive Committee
LOUISVILLE, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to
electronic design and design automation, has named the members of the 51st
DAC Executive Committee (EC). The Executive Committee oversees the
exhibition and trade show, plans the technical program, establishes new
initiatives, and manages conference operations and publicity. The 51st
DAC will be held at the Moscone Convention Center in San
Francisco, CA (News - Alert), from June 2-6, 2014.
Hassoun, associate professor at Tufts University, will serve as
general chair of the 51st DAC and lead the Executive Committee. Dr.
Hassoun earned her PhD from the Department of Computer Science and
Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. She received a
BSEE from South Dakota State University, and a Master's degree from MIT (News - Alert).
Prior to pursuing her PhD, Dr. Hassoun worked as a chip designer in the
microprocessor design group at Digital Equipment Corporation. She has
also spent time at IBM research labs in Austin and at Carbon Design
Systems in Waltham, MA.
Dr. Hassoun is an NSF CAREER award recipient. She served as an associate
editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design and for the
IEEE Design and Test Magazine. Dr. Hassoun has received several awards
from ACM/SIGDA for her service including: 2000 and 2007 Distinguished
Service awards, and 2002 Technical Leadership award. Dr. Hassoun has
served on the technical and executive committees for several conferences
and workshops including DAC, ICCA, IWLS, TAU, and IWBDA.
Dr. Hassoun is joined on the Executive Committee by the following
volunteers from across the semiconductor, automotive, embedded systems,
and EDA industries and from academia. For the first time ever, the
conference has six women on the Executive Committee, with women in the
chair and vice chair seats:
Vice Chair - Anne Cirkel, Mentor Graphics (News - Alert), Inc.
Finance Chair - Patrick Groeneveld, Synopsys, Inc.
Technical Program Co-Chair - Charles Alpert, IBM Corp.
Technical Program Co-Chair - Sharon Hu, University of Notre Dame
Panel Chair - Valeria Bertacco, University of Michigan
Tutorial Chair - David Pan, University of Texas, Austin
IP Track Chair - Michael McNamara, Adapt IP. Inc.
Automotive Track Co - Chair - Martin Baker, Renesas Electronics
Automotive Track Co - Chair - Samarjit Chakraborty, Tech.
University of Munich
Designer Track Co-Chair - Daniel Bourke, Cadence Design
Designer Track Co-Chair - Karam Chatha, Qualcomm, Inc.
Industry Advisory Chair - Brett Cline, Forte Design Systems,
Publicity Chair - Michelle Clancy, Cayenne Communication, LLC
Industry Relations Chair - Sumit DasGupta, Consultant
Past Chair - Yervant Zorian, Synopsys (News - Alert), Inc.
ACM SIGDA Representative - Naehyuck Chang, Seoul National
EDA Consortium Representative - Tiffany Sparks, ARM (News - Alert), Inc.
IEEE CEDA Representative - Andreas Kuehlmann, Coverity, Inc.
Kevin Lepine and Lee Wood of MP Associates, Inc, serve as conference
manager and exhibits manager, respectively. In addition, the EC has
formed a Bay Area Local Committee to serve as an interface between DAC
and the electronics community in Silicon Valley. Anyone interested in
volunteering should contact the DAC office at 303-530-4333 for more
"DAC is a once-a-year chance for all of us to learn about advances in
electronic design automation, to engage in discussions about new hot
topics such as IP and system integration and to network with skilled
colleagues," said Soha Hassoun. "Whether attendees are looking for a
specific tool or for insights from experienced colleagues for a
particular problem, they will find what they need at DAC. I look forward
to working with all the members of the Executive Committee in planning
the 51st DAC."
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier
event for the design and development of electronic circuits and systems
and for electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A
diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations
attends each year: system designers and architects, logic and circuit
designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, embedded software
engineers, senior managers and executives, and researchers and
academicians from leading universities. Technical sessions selected by a
committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent
developments and trends, management practices and new products,
methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and
suite area, with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA,
embedded systems, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design
services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium
(EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on
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