Professor at the University of California at Berkeley
Alberto Luigi Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (born June 23, 1947) is an academic researcher, teacher, entrepreneur, technical consultant and businessman. He is co-founder of two companies in the Electronic design automation (EDA) space: Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys, Inc.
Born in Milan, Italy, he received his master’s degree in engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1971. In 1976 he moved to the University of California Berkeley, where he is currently full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, holding the chair Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner.
Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli received the 1995 IEEE Graduate Teaching Award, the 2001 Phil Kaufman Award and the 2009 IEEE / RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award. In 1983 he became an IEEE Fellow and in 1998 he was elected a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He received an honorary doctorate from Aalborg University (Denmark) in 2009 and from KTH (Stockholm, Sweden) in 2012.
He was elected a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (2014) for contributions to electronic design automation.