SIGDA Live is a series of webinars, launched monthly or bi-monthly, on topics (either technical or non-technical) of general interest to the SIGDA community. The talks in general fall on the last Wednesday of a month, and last about 45 minutes plus 15 minutes Q&A. Speaker and topic nominations are welcome and should be sent to All past talks are archived through our Youtube channel at: Each year we recognize one speaker with the "Most Influential Speaker of the Year" award.

Organizers: Yiyu Shi (University of Notre Dame), Qinru Qiu (Syracuse University)

Technical support: Bei Yu (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Coming Up Next:

  • Dr. Noel Menezes (Intel Research)
  • April 26 (Wednesday) 3pm Eastern Standard Time
  • Talk title: The Evolution of CAD Research in a System-dominated Product Era
  • Abstract: The semiconductor industry has become a fundamental driver for the global economy by providing the benefits of Moore’s law scaling to billions across the planet. A significant portion of this success can be attributed to decades of CAD research which yielded automated tools that provided orders of magnitude improvement in design productivity. With high-volume silicon products providing the base of an increasing number of systems in the last decade, CAD research needs to fundamentally change from its’ traditional silicon engineering role toward a systems’ perspective.
  • Bio: Noel Menezes is the director of the Strategic CAD Labs research department in Intel’s Product Development Solutions (CAD) division. SCL members conduct research for the entire product development stack: software/firmware validation, architecture, hardware/software co-design, analog/digital design and test as well as standard cell architectures and interconnects for advanced nodes. Noel is also active is driving academic CAD research projects through Intel’s Corporate Research Council, the STARnet consortium, and SRC’s GRC track. He received his PhD and MS degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • News release: TBD

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