Design Automation WebiNar (DAWN)

Due to the outbreak of corona virus (COVID-19), almost all conferences/symposiums in design automation community are cancelled/postponed. People are not able to meet each other, learn recent advances, and discuss research ideas. The whole community is quarantined, just like shrouded in darkness made by COVID-19. Thus, it is about time to bring the light from inspired scholars in our community and therefore we are thrilled to announce Design Automation WebiNar (DAWN) to drive research momentum and ensure our community remains at the cutting edge. Different from conventional keynote- and sole-speaker-style webinars, DAWN is a special-session-style webinar. DAWN is formed by multiple presentations on focused topic by leading experts in our community.
The first DAWN will be on the topic of Machine Learning for EDA. It will consist of five excellent talks followed by Q&A with the panelists. Finally, we are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to attend DAWN and encourage your participation on May 7.

- Dr. Yiran Chen & Dr. Tsung-Yi Ho

Yiran Chen

Duke University
Yiran Chen received B.S and M.S. from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2005. After five years in industry, he joined University of Pittsburgh in 2010 as Assistant Professor and then promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2014, held Bicentennial Alumni Faculty Fellow. He now is the Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University and serving as the director of NSF Industry–University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) for Alternative Sustainable and Intelligent Computing (ASIC) and co-director of Duke University Center for Computational Evolutionary Intelligence (CEI), focusing on the research of new memory and storage systems, machine learning and neuromorphic computing, and mobile computing systems. Dr. Chen has published one book and more than 400 technical publications and has been granted 94 US patents. He serves or served the associate editor of several IEEE and ACM transactions/journals and served on the technical and organization committees of more than 50 international conferences. He is now serving as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine. He received 6 best paper awards, one best poster award, and 13 best paper nominations from international conferences. He is the recipient of NSF CAREER award and ACM SIGDA outstanding new faculty award. He is the Fellow of IEEE and Distinguished Member of ACM, a distinguished lecturer of IEEE CEDA, and the recipient of the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.

Tsung-Yi Ho

National Tsing Hua University
Tsung-Yi Ho received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2005. He is a Professor with the Department of Computer Science of National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. His research interests include several areas of computing and emerging technologies, especially in design automation of microfluidic biochips. He has been the recipient of the Invitational Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the Humboldt Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Hans Fischer Fellowship by the Institute of Advanced Study of the Technische Universität München, and the International Visiting Research Scholarship by the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Study of the University of British Columbia. He was a recipient of the Best Paper Awards at the VLSI Test Symposium (VTS) in 2013 and IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems in 2015. He served as a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society for 2013-2015, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for 2016-2017, the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Tainan Chapter for 2013-2015, and the Chair of the ACM SIGDA Taiwan Chapter for 2014-2015. Currently, he serves as the Program Director of both EDA and AI Research Programs of Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan, VP Technical Activities of IEEE CEDA, an ACM Distinguished Speaker, and Associate Editor of the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems, Guest Editor of IEEE Design & Test of Computers, and the Technical Program Committees of major conferences, including DAC, ICCAD, DATE, ASP-DAC, ISPD, ICCD, etc. He is a Distinguished Member of ACM.

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