May 20, 2011
Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh will co-host the first CRA-W/CDC Workshop on Diversity in Design Automation and Test May 23-24 at the University of Pittsburgh's University Club. The workshop, "Putting D(iversity) in Design Automation and Test," intends to provide senior undergraduates, graduate students and early post-doctoral researchers from underrepresented groups with an overview of the field, research directions and career paths available in design automation and test.
The two-day event will feature technical sessions, poster sessions and three panel discussions with invited speakers: Starting Out in DA&T Research, Career Paths in Design Automation and Hot Topics in Design Automation and Test. The workshop, which has attracted RSVPs from more than 40 students across the U.S., is part of a series of discipline-specific mentoring workshops organized by the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women and Computing and the Coalition to Diversify Computing. ECE Professors Diana Marculescu and Shawn Blanton are the co-organizers from Carnegie Mellon's ECE Department.
Design Automation and Test (DA&T), a clear field within computing, aims to develop software tools for designing and testing electronic systems. For more on the workshop, including a complete agenda, visit www.ece.cmu.edu/~dianam/wd2at11/.