|Kurt Keutzer received his B.S. degree in Mathematics from Maharishi
International University in 1978 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in
Computer Science from Indiana University in 1981 and 1984 respectively.
In 1984 Kurt joined AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked to apply
various computer-science disciplines to practical problems in
computer-aided design. In 1991 Kurt joined Synopsys, Inc. where he
continued his research in a number of positions culminating in his
position as as Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice-President of
Research. Kurt left Synopsys in January 1998 to become Professor of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of
California at Berkeley. At Berkeley he served as Associate Director of
the MARCO funded Gigascale Silicon Research Center from 1998 until 2002.
Kurt has researched a wide number of areas related to computer-aided
design of integrated circuits and his research efforts have led to three
Design Automation Conference (DAC) Best Paper Awards, a Distinguished
Paper Citation from the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design
(ICCAD) and a Best Paper Award at the International Conference in
Computer Design (ICCD). He co-authored a book entitled Logic Synthesis,
published by McGraw-Hill in 1994 and a book entitled Closing the Gap
Between ASIC and Custom recently released from Kluwer Academic Publishers.
From 1989-1995 Kurt served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on
Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems and he currently
serves on the editorial boards of three journals: Integration - the VLSI
Journal; Design Automation of Embedded Systems and Formal Methods in
System Design. Kurt has served on the technical program committees of
DAC, ICCAD and ICCD as well as the technical and executive committees of
numerous other conferences and workshops. Kurt is a Fellow of the IEEE.