Purdue Trustees approve new named professorship for Purdue ECE
The Purdue Board of Trustees has approved a new named professorship for the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The positions are an acknowledgement of the School’s positive relationship with Synopsys. Dan Jiao will be the Synopsys Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
“We are thrilled and very grateful to Synopsys for this critical partnership,” said Dimitrios Peroulis, Purdue’s Michael and Katherine Birck Head and Reilly Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “We are particularly excited it is coming at a time when our School is leading the way for creating a suite of innovative Purdue degrees and credentials in Semiconductors and Microelectronics.”
Established in 1986, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP. At the heart of accelerating electronics innovation, engineers around the world have used the company’s technology to successfully design and create billions of chips and systems that are found in the electronics ecosystem that people rely on every day.
Patrick Haspel, Global Director, Synopsys Academic & Research Alliances (SARA), says the company is excited about this expansion of the partnership with Purdue ECE.
“Synopsys is honored by this named professorship. The semiconductor industry is growing at an accelerated rate, requiring industry and academia to strategically partner to educate and inspire the next generation of engineers,” says Haspel. “Synopsys and Purdue have had a long and fruitful partnership through the University Software Program and Center for Secure Microelectronics Ecosystem (CSME). We are excited to expand this opportunity with Purdue, bolstering our joint commitment to empower future engineering talent.”
The professorship is awarded for a term of five years, after which time it may be renewed.
About Dan Jiao
Dan Jiao is the faculty member chosen for the Synopsys professorship. Her research interests include computational electromagnetics, applied electromagnetics, high frequency VLSI circuit design and analysis, high-performance VLSI CAD, fast and high-capacity numerical methods, scattering and antenna analysis, microwave and millimeter wave circuits, and bioelectromagnetics. Jiao was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2016 for contributions to computational electromagnetics. Other honors include being selected as an IEEE MTT-Society Distinguished Microwave Lecturer in 2020, a recipient of Intel's 2019 Outstanding Researcher Award, and recipient of the 2013 S. A. Schelkunoff Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.