Prof. Majid Sarrafzadeh

Majid Sarrafzadeh ( ) received his Ph.D. in 1987 respectively from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined Northwestern University as an Assistant Professor in 1987. Since 1997 he has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University. His research interests lie in the area of VLSI CAD, design and analysis of algorithms and VLSI architecture. Dr. Sarrafzadeh is a Fellow of IEEE for his contribution to "Theory and Practice of VLSI Design". He received an NSF Engineering Initiation award, two distinguished paper awards in ICCAD, and the best paper award for physical design in DAC for his work in the area of Physical Design. He has served on the technical program committee of numerous conferences in the area of VLSI Design and CAD. He has served as committee and general chairs of a number of these conferences.

Professor Sarrafzadeh has published approximately 180 papers, is a co-editor of the book "Algorithmic Aspects of VLSI Layout" (1994 by World Scientific), co-author of the book "An Introduction to VLSI Physical Design" (1996 by McGraw Hill), and has contributed to Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the area of VLSI Circuit Layout. Dr. Sarrafzadeh is on the editorial board of the VLSI Design Journal, co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of High-Speed Electronics, and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design. Dr. Sarrafzadeh has collaborated with many industries in the past ten years including IBM and Motorola and many CAD industries.

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