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RUTENBAR GIVES CEDA KEYNOTE AT ICCAD’14 CONFERENCE

RUTENBAR GIVES CEDA KEYNOTE AT ICCAD’14 CONFERENCE November 4, 2014. – Rob Rutenbar gave the annual Counsel on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) Keynote talk at the 2014 ACM/IEEE Int’l Conference on CAD in November in San Jose, CA. His talk, “Teaching EDA at Planetary Scale: Reflections on the First EDA MOOCs,” focused on his experience designing and launching the world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on VLSI CAD, which has so far reached over 50,000 learners. His talk slides are here. “YouTube video of Read more

RUTENBAR GIVES DISTINGUISHED LECTURE AT CADENCE IN SILICON VALLEY

RUTENBAR GIVES DISTINGUISHED LECTURE AT CADENCE IN SILICON VALLEY November 19, 2014. –Rutenbar visited Cadence Design Systems headquarters in San Jose and gave an invited talk on his experience with teaching the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Electronic Design Automation (EDA).  The session had over 200 attendees, including many of Rob’s former students and Neolinear colleagues.… Read more

GROUP MEMBER ABNER GUZMAN-RIVERA DEFENDS THESIS

GROUP MEMBER ABNER GUZMAN-RIVERA DEFENDS THESIS June 7, 2014. -Congrats to Abner who successfully defended his thesis on multi-output structured learning this month.  Abner is off to PhotoKharma, a startup in NYC focused on applying deep learning and machine vision technologies to organize the photos on your mobile appliances.   Abner’s webpage is here.  … Read more

RUTENBAR GIVES SKY KEYNOTE ON MOOCS AT 2014 DAC

RUTENBAR GIVES SKY KEYNOTE ON MOOCS AT 2014 DAC June 5, 2014. -Rutenbar gave a short keynote (“SKY”) talk at the 2014 ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference in Austin, TX, talking about his experience teaching the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Electronic Design Automation.  Rob talked about the experience of building an “on ramp” to the EDA discipline that can be taken by any interested student, anywhere around the globe, who has access to a computer with a modern browser.  A DAC’14 paper summarizing this experience is hereRead more

RUTENBAR FEATURED IN RICHARD GOERING’S CADENCE BLOG

RUTENBAR FEATURED IN RICHARD GOERING’S CADENCE BLOG April 16, 2014. -Rutenbar’s recent talk at the CCC Workshop on Extreme Scale Design Automation was featured in Richard Goering’s widely read EDA blog from Cadence.  The blog post, entitled “Keynote: EDA ‘MOOC’ Opens Door to a Planet of Talent” reviewed Rob’s talk about experience teaching the world’s first MOOC on EDA topics.  Goering notes that “Participants at the recent CCC/SIGDA Workshop … discussed various ways to motivate students to consider EDA-related careers. And few approaches have cast a broader… Read more

RUTENBAR GIVES KEYNOTE AT CRA/CCC WORKSHOP ON EXTREME DA

RUTENBAR GIVES KEYNOTE AT CRA/CCC WORKSHOP ON EXTREME DA February 21, 2014. -Rutenbar gave a keynote talk at the CRA Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Workshop on Extreme Scale Design Automation.  These CCC workshops are intended as “visioning” efforts to develop a cohesive research strategy that can address the changing landscape for computing and EDA.  Rob talked about his experience launching the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in EDA, as a way to generate wide interest in EDA as a career.  Info about the workshop series is here.   … Read more

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