Michigan @ ISSCC 2013: Alumni and Friends Mixer

“Many of these people have known each other for years; it’s a great time to catch up.”

The 5th Annual University of Michigan Alumni and Friends Mixer at ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) was a great success as old and new friends gathered to discuss the day, catch up with friends, and simply relax together. Alumni in the area are always invited, and several came to reconnect with their Maize and Blue colleagues.

“It’s so nice to be able to unwind and connect with people in a relaxed setting,” said Prof. Michael Flynn, the event organizer. “Many of these people have known each other for years; it’s a great time to catch up.”

In addition to the 9 papers given by EECS faculty and students, Prof. Dennis Sylvester presented the invited talk, “An Energy-Centric Design Approach to Achieve Nanowatt Microsystems,” and Prof. Flynn organized a session for students nearing their graduation, called “You’re Hired – The Top 25 Interview Questions for Circuit Designers.”

Prof. David Blaauw and Prof. Dennis Sylvester were also named top contributing authors by ISSCC for being among the top 10 presenters at the conference during the past 10 years. This one-time award was part of the 60th anniversary celebration of ISSCC, and was announced earlier that day.

The event was held February 18, 2013 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, where the conference is held.

Hosts of EECS @ ISSCC 2013 were David Blaauw, Mike Flynn, Trevor Mudge, Khalil Najafi, Marios Papaefthymiou, Dennis Sylvester, David Wentzloff, Eusik Yoon, and Zhengya Zhang.

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