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The DATE conference, the biggest EDA conference in Europe will be held April 17-19 2023, in Antwerp, Belgium. After three years of a virtual conference, the European and international EDA and microelectronic design communities will finally get to meet face-to-face again! This includes the Young People Programme (YPP) at DATE conference, which is an initiative to support PhD and master’s students in their career development. Several initiatives are planned to support that goal.
Sponsorship of Attendance
In order to enable current master’s and PhD students to attend such a high-profile conference, sponsoring companies and CEDA will fund the full-conference registration for the Young People Programme participants. In addition to the numerous YPP events, the participants will have the unique opportunity to attend keynotes, focus sessions, tutorials and networking events. Applicants must be full-time students in EDA, microelectronics, or an adjacent field. The application deadline is January 27th 2023. A jury will carefully review the applications and select the recipients. We especially welcome applications from women and underrepresented groups.
Career Fairs - Industry
Participating companies will post their open positions on the HiPEAC.org job portal and the attendees will have the opportunity to submit their CVs to apply for certain positions. There will be a session where the companies will introduce themselves followed by a speed-dating recruiting event, where recruiters and students can have a short first interview, which will hopefully lead to a follow-up.
Before the conference, there will be a “Meet the Recruiter Call”, where students can ask Cadence recruiters how to optimize their CV and how to present themselves effectively in an interview.
On April 17th, there will be a Careers Forum keynote speaker who has insight into both academia and industry, highlighting a future topic where a lot of engineering positions are going to be created. After hearing presentations on Open Source Hardware and Quantum Computing, the Young People Programme Keynote at DATE 2023 will be presented by Professor Dragomir Milojevic from Universite libre de Bruxelles, who will talk about the 3D integration of ICs and job opportunities resulting from that technology. There will also be a panel consisting of experts from industry, who will discuss different career paths in microelectronics and adjacent industries.
Student Teams Fair
Another initiative of the YPP is the Student Teams Fair, which brings together university student teams and EDA and microelectronic companies. Student teams have the opportunity to present their activities, success stories and challenges while companies can provide support (e.g., free tool licenses, personalized webinars, financial support) for their future activities. There will also be a workshop for system design and analysis.
The PhD forum is a great opportunity for PhD students to present their work to a broad audience in the system design and design automation community from both industry and academia, and to establish contacts for entering the job market. Representatives from industry and academia get a glance at the state-of-the-art research being done in the system design and design automation space.
The PhD Forum is a poster session hosted by the European Design Automation Association (EDAA), the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA), and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). To participate, you must be a PhD student who has completed your PhD thesis within the last 12 months or are close to completing your thesis and are ready to present your work to a broad audience in the system design and design automation community from both industry and academia.
Career Fairs - Academia
Not only industry is looking for top talent graduates, academic institutions are in search for high potential candidates to support their research on government-funded projects. Program leaders will promote their research projects and open positions to the YPP attendees, so those who want to stay on the academic research path get the chance to learn about these opportunities. There will also be a panel elaborating on academic career paths in different countries.
After the government-funded projects have been presented, the University Fair provides a platform for dissemination of information to industry, as the outcomes of the fundamental research can be potentially applied to commercial products. Usually there are follow-up projects from these, which again need a new generation of researchers, which closes the loop with the Career-Fairs academia.
Details for the multiple events of the YPP are available here: https://www.date-conference.com/young-people-programme
For further details about the particular events, please contact:
Careers Fair – Industry & Student Teams Fair: firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD Forum: email@example.com
Careers Fair – Academic and University Forum: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Sara Vinco, Politecnico di Torino, Christian Pilato, Politecnico di Milano, Dirk Stroobandt, Ghent University, Nele Mentens, KU Leuven/Leiden University and Nima TaheriNejad, Heidelberg University for helping to plan this year’s exciting Young People Programme. We can’t wait to see you all in-person!