Byran Ackland, an adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering in Stevens Institute of Technology’s Schaefer School of Engineering and Science, has been reelected to a two-year term on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA), a position he has held for the past four years.
As a member of CEDA’s Board of Governors, Prof. Ackland will work to better coordinate design automation activities and encourage greater participation from the electronic design automation community.
CEDA provides a focal point for electronic design automation activities spread across six IEEE societies that are interested in these technologies – Antennas and Propagation; Circuits and Systems; Computer; Electron Devices; Microwave Theory and Techniques; and Solid State Circuits. Prof. Ackland has for many years been heavily involved in the Solid State Circuits Society, and it will be his duty to represent the interests of the society within the larger council.
“All of these communities of integrated circuit designers depend upon one another, so CEDA focuses helping advance the industry as a whole through computer-aided tools,” said Prof. Ackland.
Prof. Ackland has been involved in IEEE – the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation – for more than three decades. He was a member of the original team that formed CEDA and defined its mission.
“CEDA and the Solid State Circuits Society are great organizations to be involved in because I get to interact with people who are doing frontline research so I can be current and up-to-date in my teaching here at Stevens,” said Prof. Ackland.
Prof. Ackland received the B.Sc. in Physics from Flinders University, Australia and his B.E. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has previously worked at Bell Laboratories and NoblePeak Vision and holds 14 U.S. patents. He will serve for a two-year term on CEDA’s Board of Governors that begins January 1, 2012 and ends December 31, 2013.