Distinguished Lecturer Program

As a part of the CEDA community, we need to spread the word about the excitement of EDA – especially to university students!

CEDA Chapters (and universities or persons intending to establish a CEDA chapter) can request some of our best-known luminaries for a CEDA Distinguished Lecture at their location. CEDA will cover the travel costs of the lecturer.

Our Continuing Distinguished Lecturers

Giovanni De Micheli - Distinguished Lecturer

Distinguished Lecturer 2018
Majority-based Logic Synthesis
Technologies and Platforms for Cyberphysical Systems
3-Dimensional Nano-Devices: Models and Design Tools


Jason Cong - Distinguished Lecturer

Distinguished Lecturer 2018
Customizable Computing at Datacenter Scale
High-Level Synthesis and Beyond
Automatic Customizable Computing: From DSLs to FPGAs for Deep Learning and Beyond

DL Program Additions in 2018:

Edith Beigne - Distinguished Lecturer

Distinguished Lecturer 2018
The Future Of Low Power Circuits And Embedded Intelligence: Emerging Devices And New Design Paradigms
Auto-adaptive Digital Circuits – Application to Low-power Multicores and Ultra-low-power Wireless Sensor Nodes
FDSOI Circuit Design for High Energy Efficiency: Wide Operating Range and ULP Applications – A 7-year Experience
How to Design Asynchronous Circuits? Design/System and Flow Overview - Application to Multicores and End-devices


Naehyuck Chang - Distinguished Lecturer

Distinguished Lecturer 2018
Low-power Cyber-physical Systems
Design Automation of Electric Vehicles
Energy Harvesting and Storage for CPS and IoT
System-level Low-power Embedded Design
Introduction to Electric Vehicles
Power supply for Embedded Systems and Internet of Things


Yiran Chen - Distinguished Lecturer

Distinguished Lecturer 2018
Running Sparse and Low-Precision Neural Networks: When Algorithm Meets Hardware
Applications of Emerging Non-volatile Memory Technologies in Next-generation Storage and Computing Systems
Deep Learning Acceleration on Mobile Platforms
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow of Emerging Non-volatile Memory: A Holistic and Historical View of Technologies, Designs, and Applications


X. Sharon Hu - Distinguished Lecturer

Distinguished Lecturer 2018
A Cross-Layer Perspective for Energy Efficient Processing - From Beyond-CMOS Devices to Deep Learning
Exploiting Ferroelectric FETs: From Logic-in-Memory to Neural Networks and Beyond
Network Resource Management in Wireless Networked Control Systems


Vijaykrishnan Narayanan - Distinguished Lecturer

Distinguished Lecturer 2018
Is it Logic or Memory? - Blurring the Gap
Beyond Von Neumann Systems
Non-Volatile Processors – Enabling a new generation of battery-less Internet of Things


Sachin Sapatnekar - Distinguished Lecturer

Distinguished Lecturer 2018
Spintronics: From Devices to Circuits to Systems
Reliability, Error-resilience, and Approximation in Integrated Systems

EDA has truly changed the world. Without EDA, today's extremely complex chips containing billions of transistors would not be possible. We would not have the Internet or smartphones, and cars would not have nearly the capabilities they have today. We would not dare to think of driverless cars! Our overall industrial productivity would be much lower.

EDA keeps evolving and reinventing itself. The discipline has always adapted to new challenges. In recent years, EDA has branched out from its core to also addressing biochips, security, smart grid – to name just a few.

EDA is exciting, as it is strategically located at the intersection of micro- and nano-electronics, computer science, and mathematics. Yet, many people do not appreciate the importance or the excitement and beauty of EDA. Specifically, not enough young and promising students grasp what kind of intellectual fulfillment and broad career perspectives EDA has to offer them.

Request a Distinguished Lecture for your event by completing the DL Request Form.

CEDA DL Request Form

  • DL requests are reviewed by the CEDA DL Committee.
  • Please return your completed form to Tsung-Yi Ho, CEDA's DL Program Manager. 
  • Request early, and be flexible with your dates. Our lecturers are much sought after, and they travel frequently, so they usually appreciate the opportunity to combine a Distinguished Lecture with other travel. This works best if sufficient lead-time is given.