Nominations Being Accepted for 18th Annual Marie R. Pistilli Women in Engineering Achievement Award

Nominating period open through March 3rd, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 31, 2017 — The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems, is now accepting nominations for the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Engineering Achievement Award. The 54th DAC will be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from June 18 - 22, 2017. Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 PM, MST, Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

This annual award, named for the late Marie R. Pistilli, the former organizer of DAC, recognizes individuals who have visibly helped to advance the profile of women in the electronics industry. This year’s honoree (to be announced prior to DAC) will be presented with the award at the 54th DAC General/Opening Session on Monday, June 19, 2017.

The Marie R. Pistilli award is open to men and women in industry or academia with technical or non-technical backgrounds. Nominees are individuals who have made notable contributions through work that has helped to advance the profile of women in engineering. Past recipients have played key roles in creating, launching or managing products that involved contributions from women, or created opportunities for women in the electronics industry. Others have been leaders within a company or organization who have helped raise the awareness of women, or mentors or role models for successful women working in all areas of engineering.

“We are proud to carry on Marie Pistilli’s legacy through the prestigious award named in her honor. For nearly two decades, colleagues across the semiconductor industry have put forward the names of individuals who shine as examples of innovation, ethics, mentorship, and accomplishment,” said Worldwide Women in Electronic Design (WWED) chairperson McKenzie Ross of OneSpin Solutions. “Our selection committee looks forward to the challenge of selecting the 2017 honoree from among these beacons of engineering achievement.”

For more information and to submit your nomination, visit the Worldwide Women in Electronic Design webpage.

Past recipients of the award include:

53rd DAC – Soha Hassoun, Professor/Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Tufts University

52nd DAC – Margaret Martonosi, Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University

51st DAC – Diana Marculescu, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

50th DAC – Nanette Collins, Nanette Collins Marketing & Public Relations

49th DAC – Dr. Belle Wei, San Jose State University

48th DAC – Limor Fix, Intel Corporation

47th DAC – Mar Hershenson, Magma Design Automation

46th DAC – Telle Whitney, Anita Borg Institute

45th DAC – Louise Trevillyan, IBM Research

44th DAC – Jan Willis, Calibra Consulting

43rd DAC – Ellen Yoffa, IBM Research

42nd DAC – Kathryn Kranen, Jasper Design Automation, Inc.

41st DAC – Mary Jane Irwin, Penn State Univ.

For additional information on the award, and the Design Automation Conference visit: https://dac.com/content/worldwide-women-electronic-design-wwed.

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) and silicon solutions. 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 to 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 Automation (ACM SIGDA).

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