Call for Participation:

SIGDA Student Research Forum at ASP-DAC2022 (SRF@ASP-DAC2022)

Online Recorded Presentation and Text-based Discussion: January 10 to January 31, 2022
Virtual Live Session: 20:00-22:00, January 18, 2022 (Taipei Time, UTC+08)

Aims of the Forum

The Student Research Forum at the ASP-DAC is renovated from a traditional poster session hosted by ACM SIGDA for Ph.D. students to present and discuss their dissertation research with experts in system design and design automation community. Starting from 2015, the forum includes both Ph.D. and M.S. students, offering great opportunities for the students to establish contacts for their future career. In addition, the forum helps the companies and academic institutes to get an overview of the latest research and discover the extraordinary candidates for their employment.

SRF@ASP-DAC 2022 will be held as a virtual forum due to COVID-19. The forum is composed of 17 excellent posters from all over the world, and 2 industry talks. The forum welcomes all students, professors and industrial professionals from the relevant research community.


The forum will be organized in two components:
  • January 10 to January 31, 2022: text-based discussion (posters and pre-recorded video presentations)
  • January 18, 2022: a 2-hour live session from 20:00 to 22:00 (Taipei Time, UTC+08)

Free registration

As a virtual forum for the first time, we will adopt WebEx as an integrated online platform of the forum. The following functions are provided in the integrated platform:

  • Sharing of posters and pre-recorded presentation videos
  • Text-based discussion
  • Video/audio-based interactive meeting and screen sharing

The forum is free of charge, but registration is needed to join the WebEx-based online platform for security considerations. Please register the forum through this link. WebEx can be downloaded via this link. After you receive the confirmation, the platform can be accessed via this link.


The online platform will be made accessible by all the forum attendees from January 10 to January 31, 2022. You can read the posters, watch the videos, and communicate with the student presenters by sending them text messages.

There will be a two-hour online live session during 20:00-22:00, January 18, 2022 (Taipei Time, UTC+08). The time is selected to fit worldwide attendees including professors and students from Asia, Europe and North America. The student presenters of the posters will attend the live session. Attendees can have a real-time video/audio interaction with the student presenters.

Technical Sessions

There are 17 high-quality posters selected from all over the world. In addition to a poster, each student presenter has pre-recorded a short video in up to 2 minutes to briefly summarize the thesis and a long video in up to 15 minutes to elaborate it in detail. Participants could watch the short videos to get the main ideas and contributions efficiently while further watch the long videos to know more details if interested. The posters and videos are accessible from January 10 to January 31, 2022.

Industry Talks

There are two industry talks given by Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and Synopsys, Inc. during the live session on January 18, 2022.


The live session will start at 20:00 January 18, 2022 (Taipei Time, UTC+08)
  • 07:00 January 18, 2022, Eastern Standard Time (EST = UTC - 05)
  • 13:00 January 18, 2022, Central European Time (CET = UTC + 01)
  • 20:00 January 18, 2022, China Standard Time (CST = UTC + 08)

Start Time


20:00 Opening Session

20:05 Industry Talk by Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Topic: The Golden Age of EDA and System Design
Presenter: Zhuo Li, Cadence Sr. Software Engineering Group Director
20:20 Industry Talk by Synopsys, Inc.
Topic: Innovation and Inspiration through Academic Partnerships with Synopsys
Presenter: Alice Gao, R&D Director of Synopsys Silicon Realization Group
20:35 Parallel Discussion of Posters

Voting for awards ends at 21:30 sharp

21:45 Award Ceremony and Closing


Totally, we have 17 posters:
ID Presenter University Title
2 Zhiyao Xie Duke University Intelligent Circuit Design and Implementation with Machine Learning in EDA
3 Qi Sun The Chinese University of Hong Kong Fast and Efficient Deployment of Deep Learning Algorithms via Learning-based Methods
4 Hui Chen Nanyang Technological University Hardware-Software Co-design and Optimization for Point-to-Point NoC-based Many-Core Systems
5 Yu Zhang Chongqing University CSAFL: A Clustered Semi-Asynchronous Federated Learning Framework
6 Li Li Chongqing University FedSAE: A Novel Self-Adaptive Federated Learning Framework in Heterogeneous Systems
7 Zhisheng Zeng Shenzhen University iGR: Resource Pre-Allocation Based Global Router
8 Shijian Chen Shenzhen University iTP: Incremental Timing-Driven Placement
9 Daniel Manu University of New Mexico Federated Generative Framework for Molecular Drug Discovery
10 Zhenge Jia University of Pittsburgh Personalized Deep Learning for IoT-Enabled Health Monitoring
11 Kai Li Southern University of Science and Technology An Energy-Efficient Bit-Split-and-Combination Systolic Accelerator for NAS-Optimized Multi-Precision Convolution Neural Networks
12 Xinyi Zhang University of Pittsburgh Algorithm-Hardware Co-design of Transformer onFPGA Devices
13 Yinglin Zhao Beihang University A NAND-SPIN-Based Processing-in-MRAM Architecture for Convolutional Neural Network Acceleration
14 Weifan Sun Shandong University Deep Reinforcement Learning Guided Backup for Energy Harvesting Powered Systems
15 Yunpeng Song East China Normal University DWR: Differential Wearing for Read Performance Optimization on High-Density NAND Flash Memory
16 Chengcheng Huang Shandong University of Technology Down-sampling Winograd Convolution Method on FPGA
17 Songyun Qu Chinese Academy of Sciences ASBP: Automatic Structured Bit-Pruning for RRAM-based NN Accelerator
18 Fuxun Yu Geoge Manson University Automated Runtime-Aware Scheduling for Multi-Tenant DNN Inference on GPU


SRF@ASP-DAC 2022 is sponsored by:


SIGDA is committed to advancing the skills and knowledge of electronic design automation professionals and students throughout the world. We do so in a variety of ways: sponsoring and organizing international workshops, symposia and conferences; leading the way in capturing archival electronic design automation publications; providing travel grants to sponsored workshops, symposia and conferences; pioneering the maintenance and distribution of electronic design automation benchmarks; hosting university and government researchers for software demonstrations at the University Research Demonstration at DAC; publishing the SIGDA Newsletter; maintaining a World Wide Web access site on Internet; creating the webinar series SIGDA LIVE, and initiating the new ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems.
Learn more at

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Cadence is the industry sponsor of the SIGDA Student Research Forum at ASP-DAC 2022. Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the world’s most innovative companies, delivering extraordinary electronic products from chips to boards to systems for the most dynamic market applications including consumer, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, aerospace, industrial and health. Fortune magazine has named Cadence as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For seven years in a row, with additional recognitions across 14 different countries, including the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces recognition!
Join us at the SIGDA Student Research Forum on January 18, 2022 to learn more about Cadence, and network with industry experts and Cadence executives.

Synopsys, Inc.
Synopsys, Inc.
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world’s 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you’re a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products.
Synopsys technology is at the heart of innovations that are changing the way we work and play. Autonomous vehicles. Artificial intelligence. The cloud. 5G. These breakthroughs are ushering in the era of Smart Everything―where devices are getting smarter, everything’s connected, and everything must be secure.
Join Synopsys to innovate Smart Everything! Learn more at


Technical Program Committee:
Xiang Chen, George Mason University, USA
Luan Huu Kinh Duong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chien-Chung Ho, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Xianzhang Chen, Chongqing University, China
Lei Yang, University of New Mexico, USA
Jaehyun Park, University of Ulsan, Korea
Yongfu Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Liang Shi, East China Normal University, China
Hai-Bao Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Yan Fang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Hsiang-Yun Cheng, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Donghwa Shin, Soongsil University, Korea
Yuan-Hao Chang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Hyung Gyu Lee, Daegu University, Korea
Bei Yu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Masashi Tawada, Waseda University, Japan
Ming-Chang Yang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Song Bian, Kyoto University, Japan
Qian Zhang, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Muhammad Shafique, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Yi-Jung Chen, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
Yukihide Kohira, University of Aizu, Japan

ASP-DAC liaison:
Shao-Yun Fang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

ACM SIGDA Student Research Forum Chairs:
Lei Jiang, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Yaoyao Ye, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jieru Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Farzaneh Zokaee, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

For queries, please send an e-mail to Dr. Lei Jiang (jiang60 [at]
Please include "SRF@ASP-DAC 2022" in the subject of your email.

Last Updated on: December 16, 2021