|Stuck in traffic, I missed my flight to the Bay Area last week, which has me thinking about missed opportunities and DAC. (Wikimedia Commons; Creative Commons.)|
Mac McNamara covered for me and did the interview, which was probably for the better as Mac knows much more about IP than I do and already knows the ropes when it comes to being a guest on Warren’s YouTube channel. (Check out Warren’s 2013 interview with Mac below.) He is our IP chair for a reason. I’ll be sure to post the new video in a future post as soon as it’s available.
And according to Chuck, the DAC strategy meeting went very well. He reported a lively discussion with plenty of actionable suggestions. We will try and implement some of them for DAC 2015; and then Chuck can have a go at the rest when he chairs DAC 2016 in Austin
But back to opportunities… One you should not miss is the submission deadline! Proposals for the following are due November 13: panels, tutorials, workshops and co-located conferences. As yet I haven’t written much about these in my blog though they remain important ways to contribute to the conference. Abstracts for research papers are due November 21 and full manuscripts are due December 2; you can submit in these five categories: automotive electronic design, EDA research, ESS research, hardware software and security, and work-in-progress (WIP). I hope all those links help. Of course you can find more information and everything else you need on DAC.com.
One input from the strategy committee was to make the panel submission as easy as just submitting an idea, such as “Designing for the IoT.” We could try that but I do know it is much more efficient for the panel committee to discuss a proposal that has a little bit more meat than just a title. It also helps to have some ideas of the possible panelists. These panelists don’t need to be confirmed, they can just suggestions about who might best lead a sparkling discussion. If you have a cool idea and don’t want to spend the time, just send the idea to me or contact panel chair Valeria Bertaccio. For those who don’t know Valeria, she is super easy to work with and open to fresh ideas. As you know from an earlier blog about the pavilion, there is no need to submit pavilion panels through the DAC call for contribution process. Again, you can simply contact me. After my fiasco on the Portland freeways, maybe we need a panel on using EDA technology to improve traffic flow or at least predict gridlock on the roads. This shouldn’t be a stretch as our industry is already full of so many traffic-related algorithms, albeit usually related to networks and packets instead of cars.
|Valeria Bertaccio with (from left) Daniel Bourke, Chuck Alpert and Shishpal Rawat at the exec. committee face-to-face meeting in Portland earlier this fall.|
During the Winter of 2012, she was on sabbatical at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology in Ethiopia.
Valeria is the author of three books on design errors and validation. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1998 and 2003, respectively; and a Computer Engineering degree ("Dottore in Ingegneria") summa cum laude from the University of Padova, Italy in 1995. Valeria is the recipient of the IEEE CEDA Early Career Award, NSF CAREER award, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Young Investigator award, the IBM Faculty Award and the Vulcans Education Excellence Award from the University of Michigan.
Valeria loves to travel to warm places around the globe and to scuba dive in tropical waters.