Prof. Sangiovanni- Vincentelli, graduated in 1971 in electrical engineering and computer science degree ("Dottore in Ingegneria") from the Politecnico di Milano, in 1971, has held numerous teaching positions at many Italian universities including Politecnico di Torino, Universita' di Roma, La Sapienza, Universita' di Roma, Tor Vergata, Universita' di Pavia, Universita' di Pisa, Scuola di Sant'Anna. He holds the Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a co-founder of Cadence and Synopsys, the two leading companies in the area of Electronic Design Automation.
He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Italian National Science Foundation (CNR) and of many other international Advisory Boards including Bell Labs, IBM, Intel, United Technologies Corporation, COMAU, Magneti Marelli, Pirelli, BMW, Daimler-Chrysler, Fujitsu, Kawasaki Steel, Sony, ST, United Technologies Corporation and Hitachi. He is the Senior Advisor to the President and CEO of L-Elettronica, Roma, Italy. He has been advisor to the Singapore Governement for microelectronics and new ventures. He recived a great number of awards and acknowledgements, such as the worldwide 1995 Graduate Teaching Award of the IEEE (a Technical Field award for 'inspirational teaching of graduate students'), the Aristotle Award of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (2002) and the ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design.
In 2001, he was given the Kaufman Award of the Electronic Design Automation Council for pioneering contributions to EDA. In 2008, he was awarded the IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Medal for groundbreaking contributions
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