(M'87, SM'92, F'96) ( http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~majid
) received the BS, MS, and PhD degrees in 1982, 1984, and 1987, respectively, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in electrical and computer engineering. He joined Northwestern University as an assistant professor in 1987. In 2000, he joined the Computer Science Department at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). His recent research interests lie in the areas of embedded and reconfigurable computing, VLSI CAD, and design and analysis of algorithms. He was made a fellow of the IEEE for his contribution to "Theory and Practice of VLSI Design." He received a US National Science Foundation Engineering Ini-tiation award, two distinguished paper awards from the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, and the best paper award from the Design Automation Conference. He has served on the technical program committee of numerous conferences in the area of VLSI Design and CAD, including ICCAD, DAC, EDAC, ISPD, FPGA, and DesignCon. He has served as a committee chair for a number of these conferences. He is on the executive committee/steering committee of several conferences such as ICCAD, ISPD, and ISQED. He is the program committee chair of ICCAD 2004. Professor Sarrafzadeh has published approximately 250 papers, is a coeditor of the book Algorithmic Aspects of VLSI Layout
(World Scientific, 1994), and coauthor of the book An Introduction to VLSI Physical Design
(McGraw-Hill, 1996). He is an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Design Automation
(TODAES) and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design
(TCAD) and ACM Transactions on Design Automation
(TODAES). He has collaborated with many industries in the past 15 years, including IBM and Motorola and many CAD industries and was the architect of the physical design subsystem of Monterey Design Systems' main product. He is a cofounder of Hier Design, Inc.