|[August 06, 2014]
52nd 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 52nd
DAC Executive Committee. The Executive Committee (EC) oversees the
exhibition and trade show, plans the technical program, establishes new
initiatives, and manages conference operations and publicity. The 52nd
DAC will be held at the Moscone Convention Center in San
Francisco, CA (News - Alert), from June 7-11, 2015.
Anne Cirkel, a senior director for technology marketing at Mentor
Graphics, will serve as the general chair for the 52nd DAC.
Prior to joining Mentor Graphics (News - Alert), Anne held marketing management
positions at Analogy, Viewlogic, and Berner & Mattner. Anne holds a
Master's degree in business administration with an undergraduate degree
in metallurgy from RWTH Aachen in Germany.
Anne has served on the DAC Executive Committee for over eight years,
first as the EDAC representative from 2007 - 2013 and then as the
vice-chair in 2014. During that time Anne served on various EC
sub-committees in the planning and implementation of the show from the
Strategy Committee, the Industry Liaison Committee, and the Marketing
Committee to the Automotive Technical Program Committee. In addition,
Anne played an active role on the Executive Committee for DATE as well
as the Program Committee for Embedded World.
Anne is joined on the EC by the following volunteers from across the
semiconductor, automotive, embedded systems, IP and EDA industries and
from academia. New seats representing security and embedded systems and
software have been added to the 2015 EC committee, allowing for a more
focused approach to these initiatives.
Vice-Chair - Chuck Alpert, Cadence, Inc.
Finance Chair - Patrick Groeneveld, Synopsys, Inc.
Technical Prgram Co-Chair - Sharon Hu, University of Notre Dame
Technical Program Co-Chair - Robert Aitken, ARM (News - Alert), Inc.
Panel Chair - Valeria Bertacco, University of Michigan
Tutorial Chair - Raymond Rodriguez, Intel (News - Alert) Corp.
IP Track Chair - Michael McNamara, Adapt IP. Inc.
Automotive Track Co-Chair - Anthony Cooprider, Ford Motor
Automotive Track Co-Chair - Samarjit Chakraborty, Tech.
University of Munich
Security Track Chair - Ramesh Karri, New York University
Embedded Systems and Software Chair - Robert Oshana, Freescale (News - Alert),
Designer Track Co-Chair - Daniel Bourke, Cadence Design
Designer Track Co-Chair - Karam Chatha, Qualcomm, Inc.
Industry Advisory Chair - Rob van Blommstein, Consultant
Publicity/Marketing Chair - Michelle Clancy, Cayenne
Past Chair - Soha Hassoun, Tufts University
ACM SIGDA Representative - Naehyuck Chang, Seoul National
EDA Consortium Representative - Tiffany Sparks, ARM, Inc.
IEEE CEDA Representative - Shishpal Rawat, Intel Corp.
Kevin Lepine and Lee Wood of MP Associates, Inc., serve as conference
manager and exhibits manager, respectively. In addition, the EC will be
forming 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
"The Design Automation Conference is the premier event in our industry
and the only one bringing together designers, EDA engineering teams,
academia, and the vendor community. While remaining true to its roots,
DAC addresses advances not just in core EDA, but in areas that greatly
benefit from design automation methodologies and technologies such as
embedded systems and software, automotive electronics, IP design and
verification, and hardware security," said Anne Cirkel. "We assembled a
fantastic team to plan and execute the 52nd DAC and we are on course to
deliver another great event next June."
Kicking off the planning season for the 52nd DAC, Anne has
committed to writing a weekly blog that will give weekly updates and
highlights explaining how a conference with so many volunteers and rich
technical content is developed and implemented within a year. Follow
weeks of DAC blog.
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is 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), automotive electronics 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 Design.
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