Alfred E. Dunlop -- Candidate: IEEE Division 1 Director
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If elected to the position of IEEE Division I Director, I will continue to build connectivity between those in academia and industry. As Director, I will work to improve member services while keeping costs under control.
The current conferences, journals and Xplore activities are excellent assets, but more can be done to make it easier to access and use the technical information.
As energy prices go up and travel becomes more difficult, conferences may become inefficient. We need to creatively find low environmental impact ways for the technical community to interact and form interest groups. These same efforts will help IEEE advance interactions across our world wide technical community.
Furthermore, systems designs which had been principally electrical or electro-mechanical in nature are becoming more multi-disciplinary including nano-, bio-, chemical-, and power- technologies among others. We should foster ways to help connect to these broader technical communities.
Alfred E. Dunlop
Dr. Dunlop received his BEE from the University of Delaware, MSEE and PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1975, 1977 and 1979 respectively. He holds 14 patents in the areas of circuit design, system initialization and algorithms.
Since 2001, he has been president of Crossbow Consulting, LLC where he has worked for clients on topics including circuit design, system architecture, system startup and Electronic Design Automation (EDA).
He was founder and VP of Engineering at an EDA startup 2002-2003.
Dr. Dunlop worked at Bell Laboratories where he held research and development positions. He was responsible for the IC layout tools in the mid 1980s. He later built clock recovery circuits for packet systems. In research, he held the position of Director of Design Principles Research and later Director of Optical Data Systems Research before retiring in 2001.
- Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon, 1979.
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon, 1977.
- B.E.E., Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1975.
- IEEE Millennium Medal, 2000.
- IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Golden Jubilee Award, 2000.
- IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Technical Achievement Award for Seminal contributions to computer-aided design methodology for performance-driven design of VLSI circuits and systems,1999.
- IEEE Fellow for contributions to automated layout of integrated circuits and development of techniques which significantly enhance circuits' performance, 1990.
- Best Paper Award, Design Automation Conference, 1980.
- Editor IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Circuits and Systems, 1990-1992.
- Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Circuits and Systems, 1987-1990.
- Associate Guest Editor IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Circuits and Systems, October, 1983; September, 1987; November, 1987.
- International Conference on Computer Aided Design, Program Committee, 1986-91, including being chair of the Layout, Extraction and Verification subcommittee.
- Hardware-Software Co-Design Workshop, General Chair, 1992.
- Design Automation Conference, Program Committee, 1986-1989.
- Design Automation Conference, Technical Program Chair, 1990-1991.
- Design Automation Conference, Vice General Chair, 1992.
- Design Automation Conference, General Chair, 1993 (over 16000 badges printed).
- Design Automation Conference, Past General Chair, 1994.
- Design Automation Conference, CAS Rep, 2003-2005.
IEEE and Society Memberships and Offices:
- Member IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) Management Committee 2010
- Member TAB Finance Committee 2008-2009
- Chairman of the IEEE Package Products Committee 2007-2008
- Member of Publication Products and Services Committee 2007-2008
- First President IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation 2005-2007
- Member of TAB Ethics and Resolution Committee 2007
- Corresponding Member TAB Finance Committee 2006-2007
- Member Transnational Committee 2007
- Member IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
- Vice-President Regions 1-7, 2000
- Board of Governors 1988-1990, 1997-1999, 2003-2005
- Conference Board, 1997-1999, 2003-2005
- President's Advisory Board, 1996-1997
- Publications Board 1988-1990
National Consortia and Committees:
- National Science Foundation: more than 7 planning and oversight panels
- Silicon Research Corporation: Lucent representative to Design Sciences Technology Advisory Board 1999-2002.
- Silicon Industry Association: International Technology Road Map for Semiconductors, Design and Test Committee, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001.
Dr. Dunlop has 14 patents and has published several dozen conference and journal papers.
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