|[March 12, 2014]
51st Design Automation Conference Announces the 2014 A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellow Program
LOUISVILLE, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
In honor of the memory of Dr. A. Richard Newton, the Design
Automation Conference (DAC) is sponsoring an expanded Young Student
Fellow Program. The
Newton Young Student Fellow Program actively supports the next
generation by enabling young students at the beginning of a career to
enter the dynamic world of design and automation of electronic systems.
Each Young Student Fellow will actively engage in DAC through a number
of events, including meetings with design automation luminaries,
attendance at technical sessions and exhibits, participation in
student-related events at DAC, and a poster session designed to
introduce each Young Student Fellow to the DAC community.
Each selected Fellow will receive a free DAC full conference
registration. In addition, DAC will issue partial travel grants to cover
travel expenses, subject to some matching funds from the student's
advisor or university.
The awardee will participate in the following activities during the
Kickoff meeting at the speaker's breakfast on Tuesday.
Attendance at selected conference sessions, includig sessions with
Best Paper Award nominations.
Poster presentation introducing each Fellow (either current research
or relevant coursework/projects) during the DAC student event.
Attendance at the Awards Session.
Closing session during Thursday evening reception.
The awardees are required to actively participate in all the events in
this program and submit a one-page report describing their experiences
Following a 50-year tradition, DAC strives to foster a vibrant worldwide
community of electronic design and embedded systems professionals along
with improving the diversity among attendees. This program is open to
young students worldwide and is designed specifically to give them an
experience in the EDA ecosystem. Preference is given to junior or senior
undergraduates working towards a Master Thesis in Engineering and to
under-represented demographics: woman and minorities, students pursuing
a Master degree and pre-candidacy PhD students. In the past year DAC
sponsored 56 students as part of this program.
"DAC is the most relevant technical conference for electronic design, IP
and embedded systems," said Yervant Zorian, the 50th DAC Past Chair. "It
is important that young students in computer science and electrical
engineering have an opportunity to attend the conference and are not
restricted by financial constraints. The Newton Young Student Fellow
Program sponsors various activities during DAC that make for a richer
experience and greater interaction with the electronic design ecosystem."
To apply for a Newton Young Student Fellowship, applicants must supply a
two-page PDF document describing their planned work and estimating their
expenses. The submission deadline is March 20, 2014 or until funds are
fully disbursed. Full details and a link to submit an application can be
found at www.dac.com.
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier
event for the design of electronic circuits and systems and for
electronic design automation (EDA). Members of a diverse worldwide
community from more than 1,000 organizations attend each year,
represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit
designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and
executives, and researchers and academicians from leading universities.
Close to 60 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, 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 (News - Alert)), and is supported by ACM's Special
Interest Group on Design.
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