DAC Young Fellows Program 2021

Are you an EDA student interested in attending DAC in December 2021? Would you like to learn more about EDA, the electronic design ecosystem and network with like-minded individuals? 

The Young Fellows Program at the 58th Design Automation Conference (www.dac.com) is an educational program to kickstart young students in the field of Electronic Design Automation. Over the years, many hundreds of students have enrolled in the program, while having a great time attending DAC.  In 2020 the program was attended by over 400 students from all around the world. Due to the pandemic the program will be held virtually as well in 2021. Here is the outline of the DAC Fellows Program:
  • Participants will receive free full-conference registration for the Design Automation Conference, which gives access to all sessions, tutorials, workshops, etc.
  • Special professional development program with career coaching and interview skill training.
  • Present a poster on the work you are doing and present this during a special DAC Poster session. The topic should be the research of your choosing, for instance your latest project, or the paper you prepared for DAC. Your poster presentation could be attended by well known EDA professors, professionals and perhaps your future employer.
  • Prepare a short video on a research paper that you liked at DAC. This can be any paper presented at DAC, other than your own or the ones of your institution. You can find examples of last year’s videos at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/651674381547635/ 
  • Hands-on lab with state-of-the-art EDA tools
  • Special option and closing events 
This program is an exciting and useful introduction into the world of design automation, while at the same time making new friends. You must be a full-time student in order to participate. 
We especially appreciate the support from Cadence Design Systems for sponsoring the program. We look forward to meeting you at DAC! 



Apply here: https://forms.gle/rkyADV8p5SDBS5rK6 

The deadline to submit your Yellow Follows Program application is October 1, 2021. 



Contact the following coordinators by email if you have further questions:

Patrick Groeneveld  
Cerebras Systems/ 58th DAC Finance Chair    

Laleh Behjat
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Calgary