Alberto L. Sangiovanni Vincentelli
Born in Milan, Italy, Alberto holds The Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2001, he received the Kaufman Award for his pioneering contributions to EDA from the Electronic Design Automation Consortium.
In 2011, he was awarded 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".
He co-founded Cadence and Synopsys, listed in NASDAQ with market cap of over 34 Billion USD. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of Cadence Design Systems Inc., KPIT Technologies, Cogisen, Expert System, and UltraSoC (Chairman of the Board). He consulted for Intel, HP, T l, ST Microelectronics, Mercedes, BMW, Magneti Marelli, Telecom Italia, United Technologies, Camozzi Group, Pirelli, General Motors, UniCredit and UnipolSAl. He is also serving as member of the Advisory Board of the Politecnico di Milano, and as Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the MIND (Milano Innovation District) Program. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering, an IEEE and ACM Fellow. He received an honorary Doctorate from Aalborg University (Denmark) and one from KTH (Sweden). He has published more than 950 papers and 19 books.