• USA-2008

    For contributions to computer-aided design tools for mixed-signal integrated circuits.

He spent 25 years in Electrical and Computer Engineering at CMU, ultimately holding the Stephen J. Jatras (E’47) Chair. He was the founding Director of the Center for Circuit & System Solutions (called “C2S2”), a large consortium of US schools (e.g., CMU, MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Caltech, Cornell, Columbia, GaTech, UCLA, etc.) supported by DARPA and the US semiconductor industry, focused on design problems at the end of Moore’s Law scaling.
In 2010, he moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he served as Abel Bliss Professor and Head of Computer Science. In this role, he oversaw a department composed of 70 faculty members and nearly 2,500 students that is consistently ranked as the No. 5 Computer Science program in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
Since 2017, he has served as the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh. In this role, he leads the University’s strategic vision for research and innovation, works to expand technological and corporate partnerships, and manages all compliance and contract operations.