ECE Department Calendar

Sep
15
Mon
Graduate Seminar – “Using Sparsity-Based Models to Characterize and Monitor Critical Infrastructures” @ Warnock (WEB 1250)
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Graduate Seminar - "Using Sparsity-Based Models to Characterize and Monitor Critical Infrastructures" @ Warnock (WEB 1250)

Dr. Joel Harley

University of Utah Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

When: Monday, September 15, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.
Where: Warnock 1250

Abstract

In engineering and the sciences, there is considerable interest in new technology to sense and monitor large, physical environments. These systems have applications in many fields, including civil and aerospace engineering, medicine, oceanography, and seismology. For civil and aerospace applications, these technologies can be used to noninvasively monitor the structural integrity of bridges, pipes, airplanes, and other modern structures to reduce maintenance costs and prevent catastrophic failures in transportation, power, and resource distribution networks.

Ultrasonic guided waves (waves that are “guided” by the geometry of the environment) have been of particular interest for monitoring critical infra-structures due to their sensitivity to damage and capability to interrogate large areas at once. To detect, locate, and evaluate damage, ultrasonic guided waves are measured and analyzed using various signal processing strategies. However, successfully detecting and locating damage is challenging because complex propagation environments significantly distort the waves as they travel through the medium.

This talk presents a signal processing framework for overcoming these challenges by combining the physical principles of ultrasonic waves with novel data-driven signal processing strategies. Through experimental data, I demonstrate how to characterize complex environments and use their properties to improve to improve detection, localization, and characterization performance. We briefly discuss how these strategies can be extended to other applications.

Speaker Biography

Joel B. Harley received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University, Medford, MA, in 2008 and a M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA in 2011, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA in 2014. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. His interests include the integration of complex wave propagation models with novel signal processing, machine learning, and big data methods for applications in structural health monitoring, nondestructive evaluation, medical imaging, electrical monitoring, and other fields.

Dr. Harley is a recipient of the 2009 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, the 2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, the 2009 Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship (declined), and the 2008 Lamme/Westinghouse Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Fellowship. He is also the recipient of the 2014 Carnegie Mellon A.G. Jordan Award for academic excellence and exceptional service. He has published more than 30 technical journal and conference papers, including four best student papers. He is a student representative for the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society, a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and a member of the Acoustical Society of America.

Sep
22
Mon
Graduate Seminar – “High-Efficiency PA Techniques: Incorporating Novel Devices and Architectures for Improved Efficiency Wideband and High-Speed Communication” @ Warnock (WEB 1250)
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Graduate Seminar - "High-Efficiency PA Techniques: Incorporating Novel Devices     and Architectures for      Improved Efficiency Wideband and High-Speed Communication" @ Warnock (WEB 1250)

Dr. Jeffrey S. Walling

University of Utah Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

When: Monday, September 22, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.
Where: Warnock 1250

Abstract

CMOS is used nearly ubiquitously for digital computation, and as such plays an ever increasing role in our lives as we increasingly use computation to improve working efficiency. Increasing levels of integration have made it possible to embed analog and RF circuits with digital processing on a single integrated circuit. The RF power amplifier (PA) has been the exception to integration in CMOS, owing to its relatively poor performance (e.g., peak output power and energy efficiency) when compared to other semiconductor technologies (e.g., III-V compounds and SiGe). In this talk I will introduce digital PAs (DPAs), which leverage CMOS inherent strengths of fast switching speeds and superior lithographic matching to yield a linear, efficient digital power amplifier. I will also examine current research in the University of Utah Power Efficient RFIC lab addressing limitations in DPAs, and high power PAs using GaN devices. The aim of such PAs is to enable reconfigurable operation for software-defined and cognitive radios networks.

Speaker Biography

Jeff Walling received the B.S. degree from the University of South Florida, Tampa, in 2000, and the M.S. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2005 and 2008, respectively. Prior to starting his graduate education he was employed at Motorola, Plantation, FL working in cellular handset development. He interned for Intel, Hillsboro from 2006-2007, where he worked on highly-digital transmitter architectures and CMOS power amplifiers and continued this research while a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the University of Washington. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at University of Utah, where he directs the Power Efficient RFIC Lab.

His current research interests include power amplifier design, high-efficiency transmitter architectures and low energy wireless circuits. Dr. Walling has authored over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and refereed conferences and holds two patents. Recently he received the Best Paper Award at Mobicom 2012. He has also received the Yang Award for outstanding graduate research from the University of Washington, Department of Electrical Engineering in 2008, an Intel Predoctoral Fellowship in 2007-2008, and the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2006.

Sep
29
Mon
Graduate Seminar @ Warnock (WEB 1250)
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Graduate Seminar @ Warnock (WEB 1250)

Dr. Richard Brown

Dean, University of Utah College of Engineering
Professor, University of Utah Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

When: Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.
Where: Warnock 1250

Abstract

To be posted soon.

Oct
6
Mon
Graduate Seminar – “Big Data Visual Analysis” @ Warnock (WEB 1250)
Oct 6 @ 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm
Graduate Seminar - "Big Data Visual Analysis" @ Warnock (WEB 1250)

Dr. Chris Johnson

Director, SCI Institute
Distinguished Professor, University of Utah School of Computing

When: Monday, October 6, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.
Where: Warnock 1250

Abstract

We live in an era in which the creation of new data is growing exponentially such that every two days we create as much new data as we did from the beginning of mankind until the year 2003. One of the greatest scientific challenges of the 21st century is to effectively understand and make use of the vast amount of information being produced. Visual data analysis will be among our most important tools to understand such large and often complex data. In this talk, I will present state-of-the-art visualization techniques, including ways to visually characterize associated error and uncertainty, applied to Big Data problems in science, engineering, and medicine.

Speaker Biography

Chris Johnson is the founding director the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah where he is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Physics and Bioengineering. His research interests are in the areas of scientific computing and scientific visualization. Dr. Johnson founded the SCI research group in 1992, which has since grown to become the SCI Institute employing over 200 faculty, staff and students. Professor Johnson serves on several international journal editorial boards, as well as on advisory boards to several national research centers. Professor Johnson has received several awards, including the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) award from President Clinton in 1995 and the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology from Governor Michael Leavitt in 1999. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and in 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and received the Utah Cyber Pioneer Award. In 2010 Professor Johnson received the Rosenblatt Award from the University of Utah and the IEEE Visualization Career Award. In 2012, Professor Johnson received the IEEE IPDPS Charles Babbage Award and in 2013 Professor Johnson received the IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award. In 2014, Professor Johnson was elected an IEEE Fellow.

Oct
20
Mon
ECE Judd Distinguished Lecture – “Navigating New Directions in Engineering” @ Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB) 2650 - Auditorium
Oct 20 @ 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm
ECE Judd Distinguished Lecture - "Navigating New Directions in Engineering" @ Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB) 2650 - Auditorium | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Univ. of Utah ECE Dept.
Frontiers in Engineering Innovation
Judd Distinguished Lecture

 

Dr. T.E. Schlesinger

Benjamin T. Rome Dean
Whiting School of Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

When: Monday, October 20, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.
Where: Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB) 2650 – Auditorium

Refreshments Will Be Served at 2:45 p.m. in the SMBB Atrium

Abstract

The latter half of the twentieth century has been the age of the transistor. To a great extent the fabric of technology that has transformed science, engineering and society through computation, communication, information storage, sensing and networking is based on the transistor and the integration of this device in the billions. As one looks to the future it seems unlikely that the next revolution in technology will emerge in this space. Rather it appears more likely that it is the use of engineering technologies to advance understanding in biology, medicine, and healthcare and to transform these with the discipline of engineering that will produce the type of “game changing” advances that will once again create transformative changes in societies. The organizations that understand how to thrive in this new reality in terms of education, research and the translation of these to impact society will lead this change. In this presentation I will offer a view of why the focus of technology will shift in the coming years and how even at the level of undergraduate curricula institutions must respond to these and other changes so as to position themselves for this new reality.

Speaker Biography

T.E. Schlesinger is the Benjamin T. Rome Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to this he was at Carnegie Mellon University as the David Edward Schramm Professor and Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Data Storage Systems Center, Associate Department Head in ECE, founding co-director of the General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory and Director of the DARPA MISCIC Center. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Toronto in 1980 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1985 respectively. His research interests are in the areas of solid state electronic and optical devices, nanotechnology, and information storage systems. He has published over 250 refereed and conference proceedings and holds thirteen patents. He has received a number of recognitions including; the Carnegie Institute of Technology George Tallman Ladd Award for research, and the Benjamin Richard Teare Award for teaching, Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1999 and 1998 R&D 100 Awards for his work on nuclear detectors and electro-optic device technology, the Carnegie Science Center 1998 “Scientist” award, and the ECE Department Heads Association’s Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the SPIE, was President of the ECE Department Heads’ Association was a member of the International Advisory Panel for the A*STAR Graduate Academy in Singapore and the Advisory Board for the ECE Department, Georgia Tech and the Technology Commercialization Advisory Board for Innovation Works. He currently serves on Governor of Maryland’s P20 Council and on the National Research Foundation (Singapore) Fellowship Evaluation Panel.

Oct
27
Mon
Graduate Seminar – “Analog Circuits in Sensor Applications” @ Warnock Engineering Building (WEB) 1250
Oct 27 @ 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm
Graduate Seminar - "Analog Circuits in Sensor Applications" @ Warnock Engineering Building (WEB) 1250

Dr. Ross Walker

University of Utah Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

When: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.
Where: Warnock 1250

Abstract

Analog and mixed-signal circuit technology is a fundamental enabler of sensor applications spanning environmental measurement, implantable biosensing, experimental laboratory measurement, distributed sensor networks, ‘smart cars’, and others. Modern sensor systems have roots in precision analog sensor interface circuits used to amplify and condition weak sensor signals. State-of-the-art ‘smart’ sensor systems include myriad additional functions such as digitization, calibration, data processing and telemetry, feedback and actuation. Supported by advanced VLSI technology and micro- and nano-fabrication techniques, these systems can be aggressively miniaturized and integrated, leading to flexible deployment in an ever-growing number of applications and environments. This talk will present examples of state-of-the-art electronic systems for sensor applications, and will highlight the key role of analog circuit research.

Speaker Biography

Ross Walker is a recent addition to the ECE faculty at University of Utah. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and the B.S. degree in computer science from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in 2005. He received the M.S. degree (2007) and Ph.D. degree (2013) in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA (dissertation title: Interface Electronics for Emerging Sensor Systems). Ross subsequently joined the ECE faculty at University of Utah as Assistant Professor, where he pursues research involving mixed-signal integrated circuit design with an emphasis on sensor interfacing, biomedical applications, and signal processing. Ross has experience with neural interfaces, quantum biomolecular sensing, biomedical optical imaging, and other sensor systems. During his time as a student, Ross held internships at IBM, National Semiconductor (now Texas Instruments), and Linear Technology.

Nov
3
Mon
Graduate Seminar @ Warnock Engineering Building (WEB) 1250
Nov 3 @ 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm
Graduate Seminar @ Warnock Engineering Building (WEB) 1250

Dr. Richard Normann

University of Utah
Distinguished Emertius Professor of Bioengineering and Ophthalmology

When: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.
Where: Warnock 1250

Abstract

Dr. Normann will review recent technologies that are allowing us to directly talk to and listen to individual or small populations of neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems. These devices provide unprecedented ability to directly control external devices (i.e., computers, wheel chairs, prosthetic limbs) by volitional intent (thought). He will also describe a number of applications of this technology to restore function in individual that have lost function due to disease or trauma.

Speaker Biography

Richard A. Normann, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Bioengineering and Ophthalmology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where he conducts research on sensory encoding and information processing by neural ensembles in the vertebrate central and peripheral nervous systems. He is the inventor of the Utah Electrode Array technologies and other high-electrode-count micro-electrode arrays that can be used for basic and applied research in the emerging field of neuroprosthetics. His current research interests are the cortically based restoration of vision in those with profound blindness, and peripheral nerve interventions for the restoration of stance and for the control of prosthetic limbs and bladder control in those who have lost these functions.

Nov
10
Mon
Graduate Seminar – “Digitally-Assisted, Charge-Steering Analog-to-Digital Converters” @ Warnock Engineering Building (WEB) 1250
Nov 10 @ 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm
Graduate Seminar - "Digitally-Assisted, Charge-Steering Analog-to-Digital Converters" @ Warnock Engineering Building (WEB) 1250

Dr. Shiuh-hua Wood Chiang

Brigham Young University Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

When: Monday, November 10, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.
Where: Warnock 1250

Abstract

Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are widely used in communication systems to interface analog and digital circuits. While the speed, power, and area of digital circuits directly benefit from the decreasing channel length of CMOS devices, analog circuits suffer from reduced headroom, lower intrinsic gain, and higher device mismatch. Consequently, it has been increasingly difficult to design high-speed and low-power pipelined ADCs using conventional op amps. This work presents a pipelined ADC that employs novel “charge-steering” op amps to relax the trade-offs among speed, noise, and power consumption. Such op amps afford a fourfold increase in speed and a twofold reduction in noise for a given power consumption and voltage gain. Using a new clock gating technique, the ADC digitally calibrates the nonlinearity and gain error at full speed. A prototype realized in 65-nm CMOS technology achieves a resolution of 10 bits with a sampling rate of 800 MHz, a power consumption of 19 mW, an SNDR of 52.2 dB at Nyquist, and an FoM of 53 fJ/conversion-step. A new background calibration technique is also proposed to accommodate temperature and supply variations. Current research efforts include extending the digital calibration techniques to ultra low-power neural amplifiers.

Speaker Biography

Shiuh-hua Wood Chiang received his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada in 2007, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Communication Circuits Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013. From 2013 to 2014 he was a Senior Design Engineer in the RFIC design group in Qualcomm, developing low-power circuits for Bluetooth transceivers. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Brigham Young University in 2014 as an Assistant Professor. Prof. Chiang received the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2011 and 2012.

Nov
21
Fri
“Bionic Night at The Leonardo November 21″ @ The Leonardo
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BioUtah partners with The Leonardo and BODY WORLDS to host special Bionic Night this Friday at 7 p.m.

Lectures by Bionic Eye Researchers and Special Tour through The Cycle of Life with a Local Doctor who holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the Youngest to Graduate from Medical School at Age 17.

Leonardo

Salt Lake City, UT (November 19, 2014) – Can you live without a pulse? Could you see without any eyes? Next-generation bionics go beyond prosthetics, allowing us to not only run, jump and dance like never before, but to experience life in a completely new way—to be almost super-powered. Take part in a discussion and a personal tour through BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life as experts talk about the history and exciting evolution of Utah’s adaptive technologies.

BodyWorlds

On November 21, 7 p.m., BioUtah will partner with The Leonardo, BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life to host a special Bionics Night at The Leonardo. Speakers for the event include:

  • Dr. Richard Normann: Professor of Bioengineering at The University of Utah, who’s developing a way to help blind people see by implanting Utah Electrode Arrays into the visual cortex, and utilizing special glasses with a camera to send message signals to the arrays.
  • Dr. Gianluca Lazzi: Professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah and a part of the multi-institution team to create the first bionic eye.
  • Scott Bell: A local athlete and below-the-knee amputee will speak about adaptive technologies from a quality-of-life perspective.
  • Dr. Balamurali K Ambati: The official Utah Utes Team Ophthalmologist who graduated from medical school when he was 17. Dr. Ambati will lead a personal tour through the BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life exhibit to teach about the anatomy of the eye. Dr. Ambati specializes in cornea transplants, cataract extraction, keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea), LASIK, and other complex procedures of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye.

After the tour, attendees have the option to participate in an obstacle course to experience a glimpse into the everyday life of an individual with prosthetic limbs.

Cost: $19.95 includes ticket to BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life and special tour. Free to those who don’t want to take the tour. $14.95 ($5 off) for BioUtah members and for group sales.

Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: The Leonardo: 209 E. 500 S in downtown Salt Lake City

For group tickets (15 or more people) to Bionic Night at a $5 off per-ticket price, please email J.skoy@bodyworlds.com or call Jenie Skoy at 503-522-4071.

For more info: http://www.theleonardo.org/none/col-programs/

Bionic Night is one in a series of wellness-related events co-sponsored by The Leonardo and Body Worlds where local doctors, researchers, yoga practitioners and fitness experts address healthy living in a dynamic and interactive new way.

Other upcoming programs at The Leonardo include tomorrow night’s Sketch Night, November 20, 5-8 p.m. Draw in the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci, up-close-and-personal with human anatomical specimens guided by a master art teacher. (Held monthly every third Thursday!)

“BioUtah is honored to partner with BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life and The Leonardo to highlight some of the most exciting and dynamic work ever done in the Utah life science community, or in the world,” said Kimball Thomson, president & CEO of BioUtah.

“Utah leads the nation in medical research and Utahns are known far and wide for our healthy living habits,” said Jenie Skoy, BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life Communications Manager. Our goal is to provide unique opportunities to reinforce this belief that lifestyle choices people make—especially while young—lead to good health over the life-span. With BioUtah as a partner, we hope this event will help guests to further their understanding of the connection between art and science—in the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci.”

BioUtah members and all others are invited to participate in these events and to tour The Leonardo’s newest exhibit, BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, presented by Arches Health Plan.

For High Res Images of Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life: http://www.bodyworlds.com/en/media/picture_database/thumbnails.html?category=32

About BioUtah

BioUtah, the state’s independent life science association, was created to elevate the stature and influence of Utah’s life science community on the national and global stage. Launched in 2012, the organization serves Utah’s medical device, biotech/pharma and healthcare industries through networking, advocacy and education programs. BioUtah creates value for its members through events, legislative initiatives and communication outreach. We foster collaboration within and between industry, government and education to provide growth opportunities through funding, talent acquisition/development and strategic partnerships.

 

Bio Utah
Dec
3
Wed
“From Transistors to the Swarm: The Evolution of Design Methods and Tools in the last 35 Years” @ Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB) Auditorium - SMBB 2650
Dec 3 @ 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm
"From Transistors to the Swarm: The Evolution of Design Methods and Tools in the last 35 Years" @ Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB) Auditorium - SMBB 2650 | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Univ. of Utah ECE Dept.
Frontiers in Engineering Innovation
Judd Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Buttner Chair
Electrical and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley

When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.
Where: Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB) 2650 – Auditorium

Abstract

Giovan Battista Vico, a philosopher and historian who lived across the XVII and XVIII centuries, was the first to note in his masterpiece “Scienza Nuova” (New Science) that the history of man and his endeavors follow a cyclical pattern. Economies, as well as the power of nations, have exhibited a clear and cyclical behavior. Electronic Design Automation (EDA) has not escaped this fundamental law. EDA started in the late 1960s when large companies such as IBM and Bell Laboratories were developing new products based on Integrated Circuit technology. The ICs of the time had only a few tens of transistors but the design costs were raising and the need to obtain circuit right the first time became clear. The scientific content of tools and methods for ICs ranged from physics to mathematics in a mix that is rare to see in any other engineering field.

EDA technology advances have oscillated between verification and synthesis, the perception in the mind of the electronic design community of EDA has been rising and falling in a regular pattern, EDA companies have risen and declined, the consideration of the financial community for EDA has been periodically increasing and decreasing, and the algorithms used in EDA have swung from general purpose techniques borrowed from mathematics, computer science, operation research, and artificial intelligence, to ad hoc techniques that leverage the nature of the specific design problem to be solved. I will show that progress is achieved when new methodologies crystallize, with new tools and techniques acting as catalysts, that the construction of layers of abstraction are the steps that have helped us reach new heights, that the progress of EDA technology has slowed down just when complexity has reached levels never seen before.

I will argue that the designer community must leave its traditional shores, under attack by the swarm of killer transistors (more than 1 Billion transistor circuits have been realized), and sail towards a new world where transistors have been tamed. The advances in technology have made it possible to dream about a “smart planet” where trillions of devices are available for humanity. Throughout the talk I will intersperse considerations about my scientific and industrial journey from theory oriented professor to “entrepreneur.”

Biography

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli holds the Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley. He was a co-founder of Cadence and Synopsys, the two leading companies in Electronic Design Automation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Cadence, Sonics, Expert Systems, and of KPIT Cummins. He was a member of the HP Strategic Technology Advisory Board, of the Science and Technology Advisory Board of GM, and is a member of the Technology Advisory Council of UTC. He consulted for many companies including Bell Labs, IBM, Intel, UTC, Magneti Marelli, Pirelli, BMW, Daimler-Benz, Fujitsu, Kawasaki Steel, ST, and Hitachi. He is a member of the High-Level Group, of the Steering Committee, of the Governing Board and of the Public Authorities Board of the EU Artemis Joint Technology Initiative. He is member of the Scientific Council of the Italian National Science Foundation (CNR) and of the Executive Committee of the Italian Institute of Technology. He is Chairperson of the CNGR, a seven person committee established by the Ministry of Education, Scientific Research and University of the Italian Government. He is the President of the Strategic Committee of the Italian Strategic Fund (a 7 Billion Private Equity Fund).

He received the Distinguished Teaching Award of the University of California and the IEEE Graduate Teaching Award for “inspirational teaching of graduate students.” He was the recipient of the Aristotle Award of the Semiconductor Research Corporation. He received numerous research awards including the Guillemin-Cauer Award (1982-1983) and the Darlington Award (1987-1988) of the IEEE for the best paper bridging theory and applications.

He received the Kaufman Award for “pioneering contributions to EDA,” the IEEE/RSE Maxwell Medal “for groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields,” the first ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award. He holds an honorary Doctorate by the University of Aalborg, Denmark.and one by KTH, Sweden.

He is an author of over 800 papers, 17 books and 2 patents.

Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli has been an IEEE Fellow since 1982 and a Member of the NAE since 1998.