Professor of Economics and International Business, Leonard N. Stern
School of Business, NYU, New York, USA
Biodata: Luís Cabral graduated from Stanford University (PhD, Economics, 1989) and is currently the Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics Department, both at NYU’s Stern School of Business. His research interests include the dynamics of firm competition, both from the antitrust and from the strategy perspectives, and has a focus on the media and entertainment industries. In addition to various journal articles, he is the author of Introduction to Industrial Organization, a textbook translated and adopted by universities in dozens of countries worldwide.
Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California at Berkeley, USA
Biography: Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli is the Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. He is an author of over 800 papers, 17 books and 2 patents in the area of design tools and methodologies, large scale systems, embedded systems, hybrid systems and innovation.
Prof. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli was a co-founder of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA, USA; and Synopsys Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA – the leading Electronic Design Automation companies.
Prof. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, IEEE Fellow and Member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA, received Kaufman Award from the IEEE Electronic Design Automation Council in 2001; IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Medal in 2008; ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation in 2009; EDA a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
He is also on the Scientific Council of the Italian National Science Foundation (CNR), on the Executive Committee of the Italian Institute of Technology, and Chairperson of the Comitato Nazionale Garanti per la Ricerca, Italy.
Prof. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli was awarded in 2009 an Honorary Doctorate by the combined EE and CS departments of the University of Aalborg in Denmark. In 2012, he was given an Honorary Doctorate from KTH in Sweden.