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50th Design Automation Conference Announces the 2013 A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellow Program

In honor of the memory of Dr. A. Richard Newton, the 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC) is sponsoring an expanded Young Student Fellow Program. The Newton Young Student Fellow Program actively supports the next generation by enabling young students at the beginning of a career to enter the dynamic world of design automation and embedded systems.

The Newton Fellow grantees will receive financial travel support to attend DAC at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX, from June 2-6, 2013. Each Newton Fellow will actively engage in DAC through a number of events, including meetings with design automation luminaries, attendance at technical sessions and exhibits, and participation in student-related events. Following a 50-year tradition, DAC strives to foster a vibrant and worldwide community of electronic design and embedded systems professionals. DAC has reserved funding and logistics support for approximately 80 fellows. Travel grants will be assigned based on need and availability. This program is open to young students worldwide, with preference given to junior or senior undergraduates, master degree and pre-candidacy PhD students.

“DAC is the most relevant technical conference for electronic design and embedded systems,” said Nikil Dutt, the New Initiatives Chair for the 50th DAC. “It is important that young students in computer science and electrical engineering attend the conference and are not restricted by financial constraints. Not only does the Newton Young Student Fellow Program address these financial constraints, it also sponsors various activities during DAC that make for a richer experience and greater interaction with the EDA community.”

To apply for a Newton Young Student Fellowship, applicants must supply a two-page PDF document describing their planned work and estimating their expenses. The submission deadline is February 28, 2013 or until funds are fully disbursed. Candidates will be notified starting March 15, 2013. Full details and a link to submit an application can be found at www.dac.com

About DAC

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). Members of a diverse worldwide community from more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives, and 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, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design.

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