Design Automation WebiNar (DAWN)


Due to physical limitations, people are not able to learn recent advances and discuss research ideas face to face all the time. Thus, this webinar aims to bring the light from inspired scholars in our community, and therefore we are thrilled to announce Design Automation WebiNar (DAWN) to drive research momentum. DAWN is designed as an online event open to students, scholars, researchers and professionals in both academia and industry of the EDA community. Different from the conventional keynote- and sole-speaker-style webinars, DAWN is a special-session-style webinar and is formed by multiple presentations on a focused topic or theme by leading experts in our community.

- Dr. Yiran Chen, Dr. Tsung-Yi Ho, and Dr. Yuan-Hao Chang


Yiran Chen

Duke University

Yiran Chen received B.S (1998) and M.S. (2001) from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. (2005) from Purdue University. After five years in industry, he joined University of Pittsburgh in 2010 as Assistant Professor and then was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2014, holding Bicentennial Alumni Faculty Fellow. He is now the Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University and serving as the director of the NSF AI Institute for Edge Computing Leveraging the Next-generation Networks (Athena), the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) for Alternative Sustainable and Intelligent Computing (ASIC), and the co-director of Duke Center for Computational Evolutionary Intelligence (DCEI). His group focuses on the research of new memory and storage systems, machine learning and neuromorphic computing, and mobile computing systems. Dr. Chen has published 1 book and about 500 technical publications and has been granted 96 US patents. He has served as the associate editor of more than a dozen international academic periodicals and served on the technical and organization committees of more than 60 international conferences. He is now serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine. He received eight best paper awards, one best poster award, and fourteen best paper nominations from reputable international conferences and workshops such as MICRO, KDD, DATE, SEC, etc. He received numerous awards for his technical contributions and professional services such as IEEE Computer Society Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award, ACM SIGDA Service Award, etc. He is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE and now serves as the chair of ACM SIGDA.

Tsung-Yi Ho

National Tsing Hua University

Tsung-Yi Ho received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2005. He is a Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include several areas of computing and emerging technologies, especially in design automation of micro?uidic biochips. He was a recipient of the Best Paper Awards at the VLSI Test Symposium (VTS) in 2013 and IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems in 2015. He served as a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society for 2013-2015, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for 2016-2017, and a Distinguished Speaker of ACM for 2014-2020. Currently, he serves as the VP Technical Activities of IEEE CEDA, Associate Editor of the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems, and the Technical Program Committees of major conferences, including DAC, ICCAD, DATE, ASP-DAC, etc. He is a Distinguished Member of ACM.

Yuan-Hao Chang

Academia Sinica

Yuan-Hao Chang (Johnson Chang) received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He is currently a Deputy Director and Research Fellow (Professor) of Institute of Information Science (IIS), Academia Sinica. His research interests include memory/storage systems, operating systems, embedded systems, and real-time systems. He was a recipient of the best paper awards from ACM/IEEE ISLPED 2020 and ACM/IEEE CODES+ISSS 2019.He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC), ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), and ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS). He is currently an executive committee member of ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA) and ACM Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems (SIGBED). He has also served as a program committee member for many top international conferences (e.g., ACM/IEEE DAC, ACM/IEEE ICCAD, ACM/IEEE ISLPED, IEEE RTSS, IEEE RTAS, ACM/IEEE CODES+ISSS, and IEEE ICDCS).