Melvin A. Breuer

Award Recipient
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Melvin A. Breuer received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, is currently a Professor of both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, and is the Charles Lee Powell Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems from 1991–1994, and is currently Chair once again. He was Chair of the Faculty of the School of Engineering, USC, for the 1997–1998 academic year. His main interests are in the area of computer-aided design of digital systems, design-for-test and built-in self-test, and VLSI circuits.

Dr. Breuer is the editor and co-author of Design Automation of Digital Systems: Theory and Techniques, Prentice-Hall editor of Digital Systems Design Automation: Languages, Simulation and Data Base, Computer Science Press, co-author of Diagnosis and Reliable Design of Digital Systems, Computer Science Press, co-editor of Computer Hardware Description Languages and their Applications, North-Holland, co-editor and contributor to Knowledge Based Systems for Test and Diagnosis, North-Holland, and co-author of Digital System Testing and Testable Design, Computer Science Press 1990 and reprinted in 1995 by the IEEE Press. He has published over 200 technical papers and was formerly the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Design Automation and Fault Tolerant Computing, on the editorial board of the Journal of Electronic Testing, the co-editor of the Journal of Digital Systems, and the Program Chairman of the Fifth International IFIP Conference on Computer Hardware Description Languages and Their Applications. He was co-author of a paper that received an honorable mention award at the 1997 International Test Conference, and the co-author of the best paper at the 2000 Asian Test Symposium.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE was a Fullbright-Hays scholar (1972) received the 1991 Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship from the University of Southern California, the 1991 USC School of Engineering Award for Exceptional Service, the IEEE Computer Society’s 1993 Taylor L. Booth Education Award, and the first (2000) Engineering Faculty Council Award for Outstanding Meritorious Service to the USC School of Engineering. He was the keynote speaker at the Fourth Multimedia Technology and Applications Symposium, 1999, and the Ninth Asian Test Symposium, 2000.


1993 Taylor L. Booth Education Award
“For outstanding contributions to the fields of design automation and testing by writing and editing three major tests, developing related curriculum, and the training of future educators and scholars.”
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