Andrew B. Kahng of the University of California at San Diego will serve as General Chair and lead the 46th Executive Committee. Kahng received the A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard College and the M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at San Diego. He has authored well over 300 publications in the VLSI CAD literature, receiving six Best Paper awards and an NSF Young Investigator award. Kahng also served as the founding General Chair of the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Physical Design, and since 2000 has chaired or co-chaired the Design technology working group for the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors. His research focuses on integrated-circuit physical design and performance analysis, as well as the VLSI design-manufacturing interface.
Dr. Kahng is joined by 15 other volunteers from across the electronics and electronic design automation (EDA) industries and academia:
Additionally, Kevin Lepine and Lee Wood of MP Associates Inc. serve as conference manager and exhibits manager, respectively.
“DAC is a critical yearly event for the electronics design and design automation industries, as well as for the surrounding research community. I am overwhelmed by this stellar team’s energy, enthusiasm and dedication to the conference, and am thrilled by the new directions being developed,” remarked Kahng. “The industry can look forward to the 46th DAC being a ‘must-attend’ event for anyone involved in the electronics and EDA community.”
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier
event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for
Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A diverse
worldwide community representing more than 1,500 organizations attends
each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit
designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and
executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities.
Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic
design experts offer information on recent developments and trends,
management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A
highlight of DAC is its Exhibition and Suite area with approximately 200
of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, design service and IP
providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing
Machinery ’ s Special Interest Group on Design
Automation (ACM/SIGDA), the Circuits and Systems Society and Council on
Electronic Design Automation of the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE/CASS/CEDA) and the Electronic Design
Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium). More details are available at: