ISSCC 2021 Evening Events

Evening Events – Sunday February 14, 2021 through Tuesday February 16. 2021


Student Research Preview (SRP): Short Presentations w/ Poster Session

Women in Circuits Event РICs in PandemICs 

The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed a powerful test globally. As the current pandemic unfolds, revolutionary social and economic changes have accelerated that would otherwise have taken decades to materialize, especially the digital transformation of the whole world enabling virtual presence. IC industry continues to forge ahead with providing the building blocks for innovations that improve economic and social prosperity of the world. From smarter robots to automation, from connected medical devices to AI-driven data analytics; cost-effective, secure, portable and high accuracy IC technology is already in place. This evening event brings together experts from industry and academia in cloud-connected biosensors, advance algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) to discuss our preparedness to combat the spread of infectious diseases now and in the future. The talks will feature recent work on accelerated drug discovery, early detection of high-spread clusters, enhanced contact tracing, continuous remote patient monitoring and data analysis with related security, and privacy concerns.


What Technologies Will Shape the Future of Computing?

General-purpose computing has derived performance gains from clock frequency and instructions-per-clock for over four decades; achieving an impressive ~105 performance increase over the same timeframe. With the future of the traditional compute roadmap in doubt, in this event, we will discuss what other technologies could help shape the future of computing. How much further can we push traditional CPU micro-architectures, will 3D integration help extend the traditional roadmap for another decade, will dedicated accelerators become mainstream alternatives for everyday compute tasks, can memory materials or architectures provide a
performance breakthrough for traditional architectures and what if error-free memory is no longer a constraint?

Going Remote: Challenges and Opportunities to Remote Learning, Work, and Collaboration

For years now, there has been a call to increase remote work, conferencing, and education. Although many companies have geographically distributed teams and students have moved to online instruction, remote working and learning has yet to become the norm despite the available technology and resources. Remote work and
education provide positive environmental benefits as well as improved work-life integration and flexibility. Today, key challenges include effective communication, laboratories, isolation, and privacy. Being at the forefront of innovation, our community often leads technology adoption. In this evening session, we explore how to shape the inevitable shift to more distributed and remote styles of working and learning.


Making a Career Choice

This interactive event will include several distinguished panelists representing a broad variety of career choices and diversity in the areas of start-ups, industry, research, and academia available to graduates in electrical and computer engineering. Following short introductory remarks by each panelist, this forum will open for audience interaction in which the audience is invited to express a broad range of questions to the panelists.

Favorite Circuit Design and Testing Mistakes of Starting Engineers

This evening event will focus on typical mistakes that all starting graduate students seem to make when they first start designing circuits. Many of these errors are simple and easily avoided if only they are pre-warned. These errors show up at different phases of design, simulation, layout and testing. Renowned speakers will
share their experience and provide examples of their own mistakes!

Download the 2021 ISSCC Advance Program