EVENT 2 - Fireside Chat: Career Development for Scholars in EDA Research (June 23, 2020)
9AM-10:30AM Austin Time
22PM-23:30PM Hong Kong Time
16PM-17:30PM Lausanne Time
Zoom Meeting Link
Please email hosts for meeting password: Yiran Chen or Tsung-Yi Ho
For more meeting information: DAWN_Attendance_Guidance.pdf
The capacity of Zoom meeting room is 500. Please be on time!

Diana Marculescu

Department Chair of ECE, UT Austin
Diana Marculescu is Department Chair, Cockrell Family Chair for Engineering Leadership #5, and Professor, Motorola Regents Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering #2, at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining UT Austin in December 2019, she was the David Edward Schramm Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Founding Director of the College of Engineering Center for Faculty Success (2015-2019) and has served as Associate Department Head for Academic Affairs in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2014-2018), all at Carnegie Mellon University. She received the Dipl.Ing. degree in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania (1991), and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1998). Her research interests include energy- and reliability-aware computing, hardware aware machine learning, and computing for sustainability and natural science applications. Diana was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Career Award (2000-2004), the ACM SIGDA Technical Leadership Award (2003), the Carnegie Institute of Technology George Tallman Ladd Research Award (2004), and several best paper awards. She was an IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer (2004-2005) and the Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Design Automation (2005-2009). Diana chaired several conferences and symposia in her area and is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computers. She was selected as an ELATE Fellow (2013-2014), and is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2013-2017), the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award (2014), and the Barbara Lazarus Award from Carnegie Mellon University (2018). Diana is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE.

Kwang-Ting Tim Cheng

Dean of Engineering, HKUST
Prof. Tim CHENG Kwang-Ting became the Dean of Engineering in May 2016 in concurrence with his appointment as Chair Professor jointly in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1988 with a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Before joining HKUST, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he served since 1993. Prior to teaching at UC Santa Barbara, he spent five years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. At UC Santa Barbara, Prof. Cheng had taken up various important academic leadership roles, such as Founding Director of the Computer Engineering Program from 1999 to 2002, Chair of Department of ECE from 2005 to 2008, Acting Associate Vice-Chancellor for Research in 2013 and Associate Vice-Chancellor for Research from 2014 to 2016 where he helped oversee the research development, infrastructure, and compliance of UCSB’s research enterprise with over US$200 million extramural research funding. A highly respected teacher-scholar and internationally leading researcher with excellent experience in fostering cross-disciplinary research collaboration, Prof. Cheng is a world authority in the field of VLSI testing and design verification, as well as an impactful contributor across a wide range of research areas including design automation of electronic and photonic systems, mobile computer vision, and learning-based multimedia computing. He had previously served as Director of the US Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Center for 3D Hybrid Circuits which integrated CMOS and nano-memristors for future computing systems. He has published more than 400 technical papers, co-authored five books, held 12 US patents, and transferred several of his inventions into successful commercial products. He is a Fellow of IEEE and his works are of high impact with due recognition from the field, including 11 best paper awards and one Distinguished Paper Citation in major conferences and journals. He was also recognized as the Top 10 Author in Fourth Decade Award and Design Automation Conference (DAC) Prolific Author Award at the 50th DAC 2013. Prof. Cheng has been very active in providing professional services to the IEEE and to the academic community at large. Having served as the editor-in-chief of IEEE Design & Test of Computers, on the boards of IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation’s Board of Governors and IEEE Computer Society’s Publications Board, and on various technology advisory or working groups including the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), Prof. Cheng has been internationally known as an eminent member of the field.

Giovanni De Micheli

Former Director of Electrical Engineering Institute at EPFL
Giovanni De Micheli is Professor and Former Director of the Institute of Electrical Engineering and of the Integrated Systems Centre at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is program leader of the Nano-Tera.ch program. Previously, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He holds a Nuclear Engineer degree (Politecnico di Milano, 1979), a M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (University of California at Berkeley, 1980 and 1983). Prof. De Micheli is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE and a member of the Academia Europaea. His research interests include several aspects of design technologies for integrated circuits and systems, such as synthesis for emerging technologies, networks on chips and 3D integration. He is also interested in heterogeneous platform design including electrical components and biosensors, as well as in data processing of biomedical information. He is author of: Synthesis and Optimization of Digital Circuits, McGraw-Hill, 1994, co-author and/or co-editor of eight other books and of over 500 technical articles. He is a member of the technical advisory board of IMEC and STMicroelectronics. Prof. De Micheli is the recipient of the 2012 IEEE/CAS Mac Van Valkenburg award for contributions to theory, practice and experimentation in design methods and tools and of the 2003 IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award for contributions to computer-aided synthesis of digital systems.[1] He has been Chair of several conferences, including DATE (2010), pHealth (2006), VLSI SOC (2006), DAC (2000) and ICCD (1989).

Ayse Kivilcim Coskun

ECE, Boston Univ
Ayse Kivilcim Coskun is currently an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boston University. She received PhD degree from the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UC San Diego in 2009 as a member of the System Energy Efficiency Lab. Dr. Coskun's research interests are broadly in design automation, computer architecture, and embedded systems, particularly focusing on energy efficiency, thermal challenges, and using analytics for intelligent system management. She received the Ernest Kuh Early Career Award in 2017 for the contributions to energy-efficient system-level design. Current research directions include (1) design of future energy-efficient computer systems using new integration technologies (e.g., 3D-stacking, silicon photonic networks-on-chip, emerging on-chip cooling), (2) applied machine learning for improving cloud and HPC performance, and (3) sustainability in data centers via integration into smart grid programs. Prior to joining BU, She worked at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), San Diego. Her recent industry partnerships include projects with IBM TJ Watson, AMD, Oracle, and others. Her team has carried out many domestic and international collaborations successfully, such as with research groups at EPFL, CEA-LETI in France, Brown University, and MIT. She is an affiliated member of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) and a former Junior Fellow of the Hariri Institute of Computing at BU. She currently serve as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on CAD and the IEEE Transactions on Computers. As a member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Council on Design Automation (CEDA), She has been representing CEDA in the Design Automation Conference (DAC) Executive Committee. In 2018, She was the Program Chair of the Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference.

Phillip Stanley-Marbell

Dept. Engineering, Univ. of Cambridge
In the summers of 1995, 1996, and 1999, Dr Phillip Stanley-Marbell worked as an intern / engineer at Bell Labs (Murray Hill, NJ), first in the Microelectronics Division, and then in the Data Networking Division, on a project spun out by the research group that created the C programming language, the Unix, Inferno, and Plan 9 operating systems, and much more. Dr Phillip Stanley-Marbell spent 2006–2008 at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands, joined IBM Research in Zürich, Switzerland, as a permanent Research Staff Member from 2008–2012, and then joined Apple in Cupertino from 2012–2014. Dr Phillip Stanley-Marbell moved back to academia in 2014: Dr Phillip Stanley-Marbell was in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) from 2014-2017 and joined the University of Cambridge as a faculty member in 2017. Since 2018, Dr Phillip Stanley-Marbell us also a faculty fellow at the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in London. He leads the Physical Computation Laboratory, a research group with about a dozen members (three postdocs, two directly-supervised PhD students, two PhD project students from the Faculty of Mathematics, and five M.Eng./M.Res./IIB students from the Nano DTC, Graphene CDT, and elsewhere). He teaches one third year / IIA project course (RISC-V Processor Design), one fourth-year / IIB course (Embedded Systems), and serve as a cohort leader for the Part IA Integrated Electrical Project. Additionally, He is leading the Embedded Systems Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL) Pilot Program in Cooperation with the Cambridge University Press and edX. His research exploits information about the physical world to make more efficient computing systems that interact with nature. This requires a combination of theory (applied mathematics) and hardware (circuits and computer architecture). His research involves equal parts of equations, proofs, circuits, and hardware prototypes. He spent some time in the mid-nineties working at Bell-Labs in the group that created C, C++, and Unix.

Jeyavijayan Rajendran

Dr. Rajendran is an assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering of Texas A&M Univ. Dr. Rajendran focus on addressing the security problems in hardware design by developing novel design-automation algorithms and circuit techniques to ensure the trustworthiness of computers with provable security guarantees. The broad goals of Dr. Rajendran's research are to address the general problem of hardware security more holistically. By empowering hardware with security techniques, Dr. Rajendran's research has been: (i) transferring control over a hardware design back to the fabless chip designers, who had relinquished their control to reduce manufacturing cost by outsourcing; (ii) ensuring the trustworthiness and security of electronic components; (iii) successfully combating the rogue elements as they intrude into the supply chain; (iv) developing tools and techniques to enforce security of hardware; (v) exposing the security capabilities of emerging technologies; (vi) detecting and patching security vulnerabilities in System-on-Chips (SoCs). He is now working on: Supply-chain security: Logic locking, Split manufacturing, Camouflaging, and Security of System-on-Chips