PAOLO PRINETTO is full professor of computer engineering in the Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica of the Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy), and adjoint professor of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois. He is the president of CINI: Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'Informatica and vice-chair of the IFIP Technical Committee TC 10 - Computer Systems Technology. From 2010 to 2014 he was member of the Scientific Committee of the French “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique” (C.N.R.S.). Research activities mainly focused on Digital Systems Design & Test, System Dependability, Hardware Security and Trust, Emerging Memories, FPGA-based Reconfigurable System Design, Assistive Technologies and ICT for people with disabilities.
Vazgen Sh. Melikyan, Professor, Corresponding Member of National Academy of Science of Armenia, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Honorable Scientist of Armenia, Director of Educational Department of Synopsys Armenia CJSC, Head of “Microelectronic Circuits and Systems” (MCS) Chair of National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA).
Born in 1956. He has received diploma in Computer Science in Yerevan Polytechnic Institute in 1978 graduating from Cybernetics Department. He received his PhD degree in Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute in 1984, was conferred Academic rank of Associate Professor in Computer Science Supreme Certification Board in Moscow, 1985. He was granted the degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences in SEUA, Yerevan, 2006 and Academic rank of Professor in Technical Sciences in SEUA, Yerevan, 2006. In 2010 he was selected as an Academician of Engineering Academy of RA. In 2014 he was selected as a Corresponding Member of National Academy of Sciences of RA. He has been the head of various international projects. On September 18, 2007 by decree of RA President he has been conferred the title of Honorable Scientist of the Republic of Armenia. On April 10, 2010 by decree of RA President he has been conferred “President of the Republic Prize” in “Technical Sciences and Information Technologies” area. In 2011 he was awarded with Gold medal of NPUA. In the same year Yerevan State University awarded him with a Diploma “For Achievements in Science and Significant Contribution in University Education Development”, as well as Honorable Medal of European Regional Educational Academy 10-year Anniversary.
He is also Honorary Professor of National Research University MIET since 2012 and European University. In 2016 Vazgen Melikyan has been awarded with Gold medal of the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia for "the greatest contribution to the field of education and science", Gold Medal of Yerevan State University for significant contribution in the field of University Education and Science and the long-term fruitful cooperation with Yerevan State University, Gold Medal of the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University for many years of close cooperation, training highly qualified specialists in "Design and Technology of Electronic Means" specialization, Gold Medal of VivaCell-MTS for significant contribution in the field of Education and Science. He is the author of 11 monographs, more than 280 scientific and 135 methodical publications, had more than 150 reports in international conferences. 60 PhD dissertations have been realized and successfully defended under his supervision.
Dr. Zoran Stamenković is a scientist at the IHP GmbH, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. He acquired his PhD degree in electronic engineering from the University of Niš, Serbia in 1995. Dr. Stamenković has published more than 140 scientific book chapters, theses, journal papers and conference papers, and given more than 25 invited talks in the field of design and test of integrated circuits and systems.
His research interests include hardware/software co-design, SOC design for wireless communications, fault-tolerant circuits and systems, and integrated circuit yield and reliability modelling. He serves as a program committee member of many scientific conferences (among them DDECS, IOLTS, EWDTS, DTIS, MIEL, and TELFOR). Dr. Stamenković was the general chair of DDECS15 and the program chair of DDECS18 and DDECS20. He is a regional editor of the Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers and a senior member of the IEEE.
Dr. Yervant Zorian is a Chief Architect and Fellow at Synopsys, as well as President of Synopsys Armenia. Formerly, he was Vice President and Chief Scientist of Virage Logic, Chief Technologist at LogicVision, and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is currently the President of IEEE Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC), the founder and chair of the IEEE 1500 Standardization Working Group, the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the IEEE Design and Test of Computers and an Adjunct Professor at University of British Columbia. He served on the Board of Governors of Computer Society and CEDA, was the Vice President of IEEE Computer Society, and the General Chair of the 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC) and several other symposia and workshops.
Dr. Zorian holds 35 US patents, has authored four books, published over 350 refereed papers and received numerous best paper awards. A Fellow of the IEEE since 1999, Dr. Zorian was the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Industrial Pioneer Award for his contribution to BIST, and the 2006 recipient of the IEEE Hans Karlsson Award for diplomacy. He received the IEEE Distinguished Services Award for leading the TTTC, the IEEE Meritorious Award for outstanding contributions to EDA, and in 2014, the Republic of Armenia's National Medal of Science.
He received an MS degree in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, and an MBA from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.