DAC System Design Contest


The DAC 2022 System Design Contest focused on low-power object detection on an embedded FPGA system. Contestants received a training dataset provided by DJI, and a hidden dataset used to evaluate the performance of the designs in terms of accuracy and power. Contestants competed to create the best performing design on a Ultra 96 v2 FPGA board. Grand cash awards were given to the top three teams. The award ceremony was held at the 2022 IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference.

More information on the 2023 content will be provided by December 1, 2023.  The award ceremony will be held at 2023 Design Automation Conference in San Francisco, CA

Contest finalists will be invited to give presentations at the Design Automation Conference, July 9-13, 2023 in San Francisco, CA.

General Inquires:

Email: jgoeders@byu.edu


  • Jeff Goeders, Brigham Young University 
  • Callie Hao, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Cheng Zhuo, Zhejiang University

Previous Contest Winning Designs