• L. Breveglieri is with the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.
• I. Koren is with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.
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Luca Breveglieri received both the MSc degree in electronic engineering and the DSc degree in electronic engineering of information technology and systems from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1986 and 1992, respectively. From 1991 to 1998, he was a computer technician and a part-time researcher. Since 1998, he has been an associate professor of computer science at the Politecnico di Milano. He has more than 60 publications in refereed journals and conferences. His current research interests include architectures of computing systems, application specific VLSI synthesis, computer arithmetic and cryptography, and formal languages theory.
Israel Koren (S'72-M'76-SM'87-F'91) received the BSc, MSc, and DSc degrees from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, in 1967, 1970, and 1975, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He is currently a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Previously, he was with the Technion and also held visiting positions with the University of California at Berkeley, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been a consultant to several companies, including IBM, Intel, Analog Devices, AMD, Digital Equipment Corp. and National Semiconductors. Dr. Koren's current research interests include fault-tolerant techniques with a focus on cryptographic systems, VLSI yield and reliability, and computer arithmetic. He has published extensively and has more than 200 publications in refereed journals and conferences. He was a co-guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computers, special issue on high yield VLSI systems, April 1989, and a special issue on computer arithmetic, July 2000. He served on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Computers between 1992 and 1997 and has served on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems since 2001. He also served as general chair, program chair, and program committee member for numerous conferences. He is the author of the textbook Computer Arithmetic Algorithms, second edition (A.K. Peters, Ltd. 2002) and a coauthor of a forthcoming textbook Fault Tolerant Systems (Morgan Kaufman, 2007). He is a fellow of the IEEE.