2022 DAC System Design Contest


  • Registration Deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Preliminary Submissions
    • Submission 1: April 8, 2022
    • Submission 2: April 30, 2022
    • Submission 3: May 31, 2022
  • Final Submission Due: June 17, 2022
  • Finalist teams announced: June 21, 2022
  • Invited talks and winners announced at DAC: July10-14, 2022 in San Francisco, CA

Contest finalists will be invited to give presentations at the Design Automation Conference, July 10-14, 2022 in San Francisco, CA.

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

The award ceremony will be held at 2022 Design Automation Conference in San Francisco, CA

Registration link and contest details available at the conference website:


Eligibility: The contest is open to both industry and academia.

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