18th Annual Workshop for Women in Design Automation Sponsors Panel Session “Affiliation Avenue —The Road to Success!” at DAC 2013

Sashi Obilisetty, Director of R&D at Synopsys, to moderate panel

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 22, 2013 — The Design Automation Conference (DAC), celebrating its 50th year as the premier conference devoted to electronic design, design automation, embedded systems and software, announces a panel session titled Affiliation Avenue – The Road to Success! sponsored by the Workshop for Women in Electronic Design (WWED). The panel session will take place on Monday June 3rd at 1:30pm as part of the 50th DAC, which will be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from June 2-6, 2013. The panel will be followed by the presentation of the 2013 Marie R. Pistilli Women in Design Automation Achievement Award and an interview with the recipient.

Sashi Obilisetty, director of R&D at Synopsys, will moderate the panel in the DAC pavilion, booth #509. The panelists will be:

  • Soha Hassoun, Associate Professor, Dept of Computer Science at Tufts University
  • Jan Willis, President of Calibra
  • Kavita Snyder, VP Worldwide Applications at Blue Pearl Software

“A successful career requires cooperation and affiliation with others,” said Sashi Obilisetty. “You can’t do it alone. The panel will discuss how alliances are critical to success, personal satisfaction and professional visibility.”

Following the panel there will be a presentation of the 2013 Marie R. Pistilli Award. The DAC executive committee presents an annual award to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to help women advance in EDA. Ann Steffora Mutschler, senior editor at System-Level Design, will interview the 2013 Marie R. Pistilli Women in Design Automation Achievement Award recipient.

For all registration details, deadlines, and program highlights, see http://www.dac.com

About DAC

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for electronic design automation (EDA). A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives, and researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design.

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