Prof. Valeria Bertacco Named ACM Distinguished Scientist

Bertacco's research is focused on creating novel solutions to enable the sustainable development of silicon systems, by making them more powerful, more reliable and significantly cheaper to design and manufacture.

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Prof. Valeria Bertacco

Prof. Valeria Bertacco has been named ACM Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery. The Distinguished Member Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous Professional Membership who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field. The new ACM Distinguished Members join a list of colleagues to whom ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership in computing and information technology.

ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges.

Bertacco has received numerous other honors and awards including U-M’s Faculty Recognition Award, IEEE CEDA Early Career Award, NSF CAREER award, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s Young Investigator Award, and the IBM Faculty Award. Also, she has served on several conference program committees, including DATE, DAC and DSN, and has been an Associated Editor for the IEEE Transactions on CAD and the Microelectronics Journal.

She regularly teaches EECS 578 (Computer-Aided Design and Verification of Digital Systems), 370 (Introduction to Computer Organization), and 270 (Introduction to Logic Design).

Prof. Valeria Bertacco received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1998 and 2003; and a Computer Engineering degree summa cum laude from the University of Padova, Italy in 1995.

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