Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

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Who is Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli?

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli is an academic researcher, teacher, entrepreneur, technical advisor and business man. He is a co-founder of the two largest companies in the Electronic design automation space: Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys, Inc.

Born in Milan, Italy, he attended liceo classico, studying ancient Greek and Latin. He received his engineering degree summa cum laude from the Politecnico di Milano in 1971. The youngest person to become an associate professor there, in 1976 he quit for a position at the University of California at Berkeley, where he currently is a full Professor in the Electrical Engineering department.

He received the 1995 IEEE Graduate Teaching Award, the 2001 Phil Kaufman Award and the 2009 IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award. In 1983, Sangiovanni-Vincentelli became IEEE Fellow and in 1998 he was elected to member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

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Also known as
  • Vincentelli Alberto Sangiovanni
  • Polytechnic University of Milan
  • University of California, Berkeley

on July 23, 2013


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