FAN CHEN: Executive Director ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA)

Fan Chen is the Executive Director of the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA). Fan Chen is an assistant professor in the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University.

Dr. Chen serves as the publication chair of ISLPED 2022/2021, chair of SIGDA University Booth at DAC 2022/2021, web and registration chair of GLSVLSI 2022, proceedings chair of ASAP 2021, arrangement chair of GLSVLSI 2021. Dr. Chen also serves on the editorial board of IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine (CAS-M). She is a technical reviewer for over 30+ international conferences/journals, such as IEEE TC, IEEE TCAS-I, IEEE TNNLS, IEEE D&T, IEEE IoT-J, ACM TACO, ACM TODAES, ACM JETC, etc.

Prof Chen’ research interests are focused on beyond-CMOS computing, quantum machine learning, accelerator architecture for emerging applications. Her latest work on quantum machine learning investigates fundamentally novel quantum equivalent of deep learning frameworks derived from the working principles of quantum computers, paving the way for general-purpose quantum algorithms on noisy intermediate-scale quantum devices.

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.