Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Alberto Luigi Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (born June 23, 1947[1]) is an academic researcher, teacher, entrepreneur, technical advisor and business man. He is a co-founder of two companies in the Electronic design automation (EDA) space: Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys, Inc.


Born in Milan, Italy, he received his engineering master of science degree at the Politecnico di Milano university in 1971. In 1976 he moved to University of California Berkeley, where he is currently a full professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, holding the Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair.[2]

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli received the 1995 IEEE Graduate Teaching Award,[3] the 2001 Phil Kaufman Award and the 2009 IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award.[4] In 1983, he became IEEE Fellow.[5] In 1998, he was elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering for computer-aided design of integrated circuits.[6] He was awarded an honorary doctorate by University of Aalborg (Denmark) in 2009[7] and by KTH (Stockholm, Sweden)[8] in 2012.

He was elected fellow of Association for Computing Machinery (2014) for contributions to electronic design automation.[9]


  1. ^ "CV Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 18, 2015.
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  3. ^ "IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 29, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved October 4, 2011.
  5. ^ "Fellow Class of 1983". IEEE. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "NAE Members Directory – Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli". U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  7. ^ "Honorary doctors and fellows".
  8. ^ "Honorary doctors at KTH".
  9. ^ "Professor Alberto Luigi Sangiovanni Vincentelli". Retrieved May 14, 2021.

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