About Dr. Massoud Pedram

Massoud Pedram obtained his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1986. Subsequently, he received M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 and 1991, respectively. In September 1991, he joined the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Southern California where he currently is the Charles Lee Powell Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Dr. Pedram is a recipient of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award (2015), the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (1996), and the National Science Foundation’s Young Investigator Award (1994). His research has received a number of other awards including two Design Automation Conference Best Paper Awards, a Distinguished Paper Citation from the Int’l Conference on Computer Aided Design, one Best Paper Award of the ACM/IEEE Int’l Symp. on Low Power Design and Electronics, three Best Paper Awards from the International Conference on Computer Design, one Best Paper Award of the IEEE Computer Society Annual Symp. on VLSI, an IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems Best Paper Award, and an IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Award. Dr. Pedram was recognized as one of the four DAC Prolific Authors (with 50+ papers) and the DAC Bronze Cited Author at the 50th anniversary of the Design Automation Conf., Austin, TX (2013), received a Frequent Author Award (Top Three Author Award) at the 20th Anniversary Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, Chiba/Tokyo, Japan (2015), and listed as the Second Most Prolific and Second Most Cited Author at the 20th Anniversary Int’l Symp. on Low Power Electronics and Design, Rome, Italy (2015).

Dr. Pedram has served on the technical program committee of a number of conferences and workshops, including Design Automation Conference (DAC), Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), Asia-Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD), and International Workshop on Logic Synthesis (IWLS). Dr. Pedram was a co-founder and general chair of the 1995 International Symposium on Low Power Design and the technical co-chair and general co-chair of the 1996 and 1997 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, respectively. He was the Technical Chair of the 2002 International Symposium on Physical Design and is the General Chair of the 2003 symposium. Dr. Pedram has given several tutorials on low power design at major CAD conferences and forums including, DAC, ICCAD, and ASP-DAC. He has published more than 800 journal and conference papers, written four books on various aspects of low power design, and holds 12 US patents.

Dr. Pedram is a fellow of the Americal Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems and ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. He received the 2000 Distinguished Service Award of ACM – SIGDA for contributions in developing the SIGDA Multimedia Monograph Series and organizing the Young Student Support Program. Dr. Pedram served on the Advisory Board of the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation from 2000 to 2009. He was also a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society from 2000 to 2002, Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program of the IEEE CASS for 2003 and 2004, and the CASS VP of Publications in 2005 and 2006. Dr. Pedram served as an ACM Distinguished Speaker, was the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) from 2008 to 2014 and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (JETCAS) from 2010 to 2013.