Category Archives: Conferences Attended

DAC’14 – San Francisco, CA

I attended the 51st Design Automation Conference (DAC) held at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco.  DAC always has high quality technical presentations along with a very active and expansive exhibition hall. One key point that was brought up in several talks was that with the complexity of SoC designs, verification needs to be

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TECHCON’13 – Austin, TX

The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) encourages cooperation between academia and industry by funding research which is most relevant to their member companies (IBM, Intel, Freescale, etc.) and provides universities with contacts in industry and access to designs and data (they also really like the word “synergy”).  TECHCON is an internal SRC conference that provides an opportunity for

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DATE’13 – Grenoble, France

I presented a short 2 minute “elevator pitch”  presentation on Coverage Discounting, accompanied by an interactive presentation (a combination of powerpoint slides and a poster) at the Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference. It was my first time traveling so far by myself, but I had an amazing time.  I got to see relatives in

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ITC’12 – Anaheim, CA

I volunteered at the International Test Conference (ITC), held at Disneyland.  I attended some interesting sections on post-silicon debug methodologies. I wouldn’t necessarily say that Disneyland is my favorite place (or the happiest place on earth for that matter), but I got to eat some awesome Persian food in Irvine, and great Dim sum and

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DAC’12 – San Francisco, CA

The Design Automation Conference (DAC), held at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, was one of the first conferences I attended as a graduate student.  It was a great opportunity to see just how large the scope of design automation research is.  I also attended the IEEE Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), co-located

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