Silicon Valley Engineering Council Announces
2024 Hall of Fame Inductees
Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli and Dr. Andrea Goldsmith named 2024 Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Inductees by Silicon Valley Engineering Council, recognizing their transformative impact on engineering.
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December 12, 2023, 10:00 AM PST
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PALO ALTO, CA, December 12, 2023 — The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) is honored to announce Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli and Dr. Andrea Goldsmith as the distinguished 2024 inductees into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame. Their induction, celebrated at the 33rd Annual SVEC Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony, is a testament to their significant contributions and lasting impact on the fields of engineering and technology.
Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at UC Berkeley, stands as a cornerstone in the field of Electronic Design Automation (EDA). His groundbreaking works have been vital in evolving the landscape of modern integrated circuits and cyber-physical systems. As a co-founder of Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys, Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli has been pivotal in transitioning chip design to an automated, high-efficiency process. His work, recognized by the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal and the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award, exemplifies unparalleled commitment to advancing technology.
Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University and a former professor at Stanford, has propelled forward the realms of wireless communications and information theory. Her pioneering research has laid the foundation for modern wireless systems, enhancing global interconnectivity and technological integration. Dr. Goldsmith’s illustrious career is marked by roles as founder of Plume WiFi and Quantenna, alongside influential positions on the boards of Intel, Medtronic, and Crown Castle Inc. Her achievements have garnered her prestigious accolades, including the Marconi Prize and the IEEE Education Medal, celebrating her as a visionary in engineering.
The induction of Drs. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli and Goldsmith into the Hall of Fame is not only a celebration of their individual achievements but also an acknowledgment of their collaborative efforts to foster innovation and mentor the next generation of engineers. Their work exemplifies the core values of SVEC, which aims to promote engineering excellence and inspire future technological leaders.
The Silicon Valley Engineering Council, since its inception in 1989, has dedicated itself to supporting the engineering community and advocating for technological advancement through education and outreach. Representing over 60,000 engineers, scientists, and technologists, SVEC remains committed to highlighting significant contributions to the field of engineering.
For more information on the achievements of the 2024 Hall of Fame inductees and upcoming SVEC initiatives, please visit SVEC’s website.
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2024 Engineering Hall of Fame Inductees Biographical Information:
Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
For transformative contributions to Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and development of design methodologies for modern Integrated Circuits (ICs) and Cyber Physical Systems.
Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli’s illustrious career spans the realm of complex system design, from integrated circuits to healthcare systems. His contributions in modeling, formal verification, synthesis, and methodology have been pivotal in transforming chip design from a handcrafted process to an automated industry powering today’s electronic devices. He is recognized as one of the founding fathers of EDA and a leader in the field of Cyber Physical Systems design methodology and tools.
Prof. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli has been on the Faculty of the EECS Department, UC Berkeley since 1976. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Lester Center for Innovation of the Berkeley Haas School of Business and of the Berkeley Center for Western European Studies, and is a member of the Berkeley Roundtable of the International Economy. Since July 2019, he has served as Special Advisor to the Dean of Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley, for Entrepreneurship and as Chair of the Academic Advisors of the Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator. He is Honorary Professor at Politecnico di Torino.
Co-founder of Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys, Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli is a respected figure in both academia and industry. His recognition includes the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal and the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award. An IEEE and ACM Fellow, he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Dr. Andrea Goldsmith
For pioneering advancements in Wireless Communications and Information Theory, and impactful leadership in academia and industry, shaping the landscape of modern wireless systems.
Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, currently the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, is renowned for her work in wireless communications and information theory. She was previously the Stephen Harris Professor of Engineering at Stanford. Her research has significantly advanced interconnected systems and neuroscience. As a founder of Plume WiFi and Quantenna, and a board member of Intel, Medtronic and Crown Castle Inc, Dr. Goldsmith has bridged academia and industry. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Academy of Engineering, she is an IEEE Fellow and has received numerous awards, including the Marconi Prize, the IEEE Education Medal, the IEEE Sumner Technical Field Award, the ACM Athena Lecturer Award, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. Dr. Goldsmith authored 4 influential books on wireless communications and holds 29 patents.
Prof. Goldsmith serves on the US President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) and as the founding Chair of the IEEE Board of Directors Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She previously served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and on the Board of Governors for both the IEEE Information Theory and Communications Societies. At Stanford she served as Chair of Stanford’s Faculty Senate and as a member of its Academic Council Advisory Board, Budget Group, Committee on Research, Planning and Policy Board, Commissions on Graduate and on Undergraduate Education, Faculty Women’s Forum Steering Committee, and Task Force on Women and Leadership.