February 01, 2011 —
Professor Mel Breuer of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has been awarded the 2011 European Design and Automation Association (EDAA) Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the state of the art in electronic design, electronic design automation and testing of electronic systems. In order to be eligible, candidates must have made innovative contributions that had an impact on the way electronic systems are being designed. The award will be presented at the DATE2011 Conference, March 14-18 in Grenoble, France.
Mel Breuer received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently a professor of both electrical engineering and computer science at USC, and holds the Charles Lee Powell Chair. He has published over 200 technical papers and written several books. He is an IEEE Fellow, was a Fulbright-Hays scholar, and received the 1991 Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship from USC, the 1991 USC School of Engineering Award for Exceptional Service, the IEEE Computer Society's 1993 Taylor L. Booth Education Award, and the first (2000) Engineering Faculty Council Award for Outstanding Meritorious Service to the USC School of Engineering.\
Alexander (Sandy) Sawchuk, Chair of the Ming Hsieh EE-Systems Department, commented: "Our department joins me in congratulating Mel on this outstanding recognition of his many contributions to computer-aided design for digital systems and very-large-scale-integrated (VLSI) circuits."