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Lawrence Pileggi


Lawrence Pileggi is the Tanoto professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and has previously held positions at Westinghouse Research and Development and the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1989. He has consulted for various semiconductor and EDA companies, and was co-founder of Fabbrix Inc. (acquired by PDF Solutions) and Extreme DA (acquired by Synopsys). His research interests include various aspects of digital and analog integrated circuit design and design methodologies. He has received various awards, including Westinghouse corporation’s highest engineering achievement award, a Presidential Young Inves­tigator award from the National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technical Excellence Awards in 1991 and 1999, the FCRP inaugural Richard A. Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award, the SRC Aristotle award in 2008, the 2010 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Mac Van Valkenburg Award, the ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation in 2011, the Carnegie Institute of Technology B.R. Teare Teaching Award for 2013, and the 2015 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award. He is a co-author of "Electronic Circuit and System Simulation Methods," McGraw-Hill, 1995 and "IC Interconnect Analysis," Kluwer, 2002. He has published over 300 conference and journal papers and holds 38 U.S. patents. He is a fellow of IEEE.