SIGDA Student Research Forum at ASP-DAC 2018

The Student Research Forum at the ASP-DAC is renovated from a traditional poster session hosted by ACM SIGDA for Ph.D. students to present and discuss their dissertation research with experts in system design and design automation community. Starting from 2015, the forum includes both Ph.D. and M.S. students, offering great opportunity for the students to establish contacts for their future career. In addition, the forum helps the companies and academic institutes to get an overview of the latest research and discover the extraordinary candidates for their employment. The forum is open to all students of the relevant research community and is free-of-charge. Limited funds are available for travel assistance based on financial needs. It co-located with ASP-DAC but ASP-DAC registration is not required in order to attend this event.

  • Date and Time: 18:00-20:00, January 23, 2018
  • Location: TBA


  • Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

The industry sponsor of the SIGDA Student Research Forum at ASP-DAC 2018 is Cadence Design Systems, Inc., which plays a critical role in creating the technologies that modern life depends on. Cadence provides software, hardware, and IP to design the advanced chips, boards, packaging, and systems that enable our customers to create revolutionary products and experiences. Major trends that you hear about everyday-like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics-are made possible by Cadence design tools. Our inclusive envirment empowers employees to be game changers in our mission to solve technology's toughest challenges. The unique culture at Cadence has been recognized as #15 on the "World's Best Multinational Workplaces" list and as noe of FORTUNE Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Join us at the forum on January 23, 2018 from 18:00-20:00 to learn more about Cadence and use this opportunity to interact with Cadence executives.

Supported by:

ASP-DAC 2018


Students with at least one published or accepted conference, symposium or journal paper.

Students within 1 year (M.S) or 2 years (Ph.D.) of dissertation completion and students who have completed their dissertation during the last 12 months.

Dissertation topic must be relevant to the ASP-DAC community.

Previous forum presenters are not eligible.

Students who have presented previously at the DAC and DATE Ph.D. forums are eligible, but will be less likely to receive travel assistanace.


A two-page PDF abstract of the dissertation (in two-column format, using 10-11 pt. fonts and single-spaced lines), including name, institution, adviser, contact information, estimated (or actual) graduation date, whether the work has been presented at DAC Ph.D. Forum or DATE Ph.D. Forum, as well as figures, and bibliography (if applicable). The two-page limit on the abstract will be strictly enforced: any material beyond the second page will be truncated before sending to the reviewers. Please include a description of the supporting publications. A list of all papers authored or co-authored by the student, related to the dissertation topic and included in the two-page abstract, will strengthen the submission. One of multiple published (or accepted) papers, in support of the submitted dissertation abstract. The papers must be related to the dissertation topic. Papers on topics unrelated to the dissertation abstract or not yet accepted will not be considered in the review process.

Your travel budget and financial aid request.

the endorsement from your advisor or depoartment about the fund matching for your travel to SRF.

Submit this material to the ASP-DAC online submission system at:


Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017

Notification Date: Novemember 21, 2017
Poster Session: January 23, 2018

Contact Information:

For questions about Student Research Forum @ ASP-DAC 2018, please send e-mail to Prof. Jingtong Hu ( Please include "ASP-DAC SRF" in the subject line of your email.

Committee Members:

Jingtong Hu, University of Pittsburgh, US
Pi-Cheng Hsiu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Hyung-Gyu Lee, Daegu University, Korea
Technical Committee:
Yuan-Hao Chang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Xiang Chen, George Mason University
Yiran Chen, Duke University, US.
Tsung-Yi Ho, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Yukihide Kohira, The University of Aizu, Japan
Duo Liu, Chongqing University, US
Shinobu Nagayama, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Qinru Qiu, Syracuse University, US
Yu Wang, Tsinghua Univeristy
Chun-Yao Wang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Wujie Wen, Florida International University, US
Jason Xue, City Univeristy of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ming-Chang Yang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Mengying Zhao, Shandong Univeristy, China
Muhammad Shafique, Vienna Univeristy of Technology, Austria
Hoeseok Yang, Ajou Univeristy, Korea
Donghwa Shin, Yeungnam Univeristy, Korea
ASP-DAC liaison:
Woongki Baek, UNIST, Korea