Ph.D. Forum at DAC

Call for Participation

The Ph.D. Forum at the Design Automation Conference is a poster session co-sponsored by both ACM SIGDA and IEEE CEDA for Ph.D. students to present and discuss their dissertation research with people in the EDA community. It has become one of the premier forums for Ph.D. students in design automation to get feedback on their research and for industry to see academic work in progress: hundreds of people attended the last forums. Participation in the forum is competitive with acceptance rate around 30%. Limited funds will be available for travel assistance, based on financial needs. The forum is open to all members of the design automation community and is free-of-charge. It is co-located with DAC to attract the large DAC audience, but DAC registration is not required in order to attend this event.


Contact Information

For questions not addressed on this page, please send e-mail to Dr. Hai Li:( or Dr. Ogras ( Please include "DAC Ph.D Forum" in the subject line of your email.

Organizing Committee

Hai Li, Duke University (Chair)
Umit Ogras, Arizona State University
Rasit Topaloglu, IBM
Yiyu Shi, University of Notre Dame (SIGDA Representative)

Co-sponsored By

Supported By

Silver sponsors
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Bronze sponsors
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