DAC 2015 SKY TALKS

DAC 2015, the 52nd Design Automation Conference, featured Sky Talks, which engaged participants in discussions of cutting-edge and current topics:

  • Women, leadership and technology, with Anita Borg Institute CEO Telle Whitney

  • Security challenges in the Internet of Things, with Charles Hudson, Comcast Cable's Executive Director of National Governance

  • Using Virtual Platforms for Continuous Integration, with Jakob Engblom, Product Line Manager at Wind River Systems

  • Trends in Functional Verification, with Harry D. Foster, Chief Scientist for Mentor Graphics' Design Verification Technology Division

  • IoT marketing and service opportunities, with Ali Sebt, President and CEO, Renesas Electronics America

  • The expanding role of electronics in automotive platforms, with Maik Herzog, Director of EDA, Automotive Division, Infineon Technologies AG

  • Increasing security requirements of FPGAs, with Sean Atsatt, Architect and CTO office member at Altera Inc.

Why I Belong to ACM

Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.

ACM Case Studies

Written by leading domain experts for software engineers, ACM Case Studies provide an in-depth look at how software teams overcome specific challenges by implementing new technologies, adopting new practices, or a combination of both. Often through first-hand accounts, these pieces explore what the challenges were, the tools and techniques that were used to combat them, and the solution that was achieved.

Prediction-Serving Systems

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” is your number one resource for keeping up with emerging developments in the world of theory and applying them to the challenges you face on a daily basis. In this installment, Dan Crankshaw and Joey Gonzalez provide an overview of machine learning server systems. What happens when we wish to actually deploy a machine learning model to production, and how do we serve predictions with high accuracy and high computational efficiency? Dan and Joey’s curated research selection presents cutting-edge techniques spanning database-level integration, video processing, and prediction middleware. Given the explosion of interest in machine learning and its increasing impact on seemingly every application vertical, it's possible that systems such as these will become as commonplace as relational databases are today.