Nominations for the 2021 DAC Under-40 Innovators Award
Click here to submit a nomination for the DAC Under-40 Innovators Award.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can a nominee’s contribution be part of a larger team effort?
Yes. Many impactful research and commercial contributions are team efforts. If the nominee’s effort to the team is substantial, please articulate the contribution towards this team-effort.
2. How do we highlight a nominee’s contributions that are not well documented in external publications?
A nominee’s internal recognitions within the organization or supporting letters of senior technical articulating contributions to internal or external products can be used to support these nominations. The award is intended to recognize all individuals making valuable contributions to the community, especially those that remain hidden within an organization.
3. Is the award limited to contributions within industry and commercial products?
No, academics with substantial contributions to technology transfer or community impact (open source tools, widely-used courseware, high-impact outreach/diversity programs) will be considered.
4. Can you provide examples of nominee contributions that will be recognized ?
DAC is the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems (EDA), embedded systems and software (ESS), and intellectual property (IP).