Bernd Becker#

Bernd Becker
Membership Number:3107
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2010-2012 Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Freiburg
  • 2009/2010 Off-Site Visiting Professor, VLSI Design and Education Center, University of Tokyo (2 months)
  • 2002/2003 Mentor Graphics Corporation, Design for Test Division, Wilsonville, Oregon (Visiting Researcher 2 months)
  • since 1995 Professor (C4) for Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg, Head of the Chair of Computer Architecture until 2021
  • 1993 - 1994 Visiting Researcher at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA.
  • 1992 Offer for a professorship (C4) in practical computer science (Gesamthochschule Essen)
  • 1989 - 1995 Professor (C3) for Complexity Theory and Efficient Algorithms, Computer Science Department, J.W. Goethe - University Frankfurt am Main
  • 1988 - 1989 Researcher and Lecturer in the Leibniz-Program of DFG (Prof. G. Hotz).
  • 1987 - 1988 Visiting Professor, Computer Science Department, J.W. Goethe - University Frankfurt am Main.
  • 1985 Siemens AG, Testabteilung, ZTI DES V, Munich (Visiting Scientist, 2 months)
  • 1984 - 1988 Researcher and Lecturer in the Sonderforschungsbereich 124 (B1) VLSI Design Methods and Parallel Algorithms, University of Saarland and Kaiserslautern.
  • 1982 Siemens AG, Testabteilung, ZTI DES V, Munich (Visiting Scientist, 2 months)
  • 1981 - 1983 Researcher, Computer Science Department (Prof. Dr. G. Hotz), University of Saarland
  • 1979 - 1981 Researcher in the Sonderforschungsbereich 100 Elektronic Speech Recognition, University of Saarland.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Development and analysis of efficient data structures and algorithms in VLSI CAD
  • Computer-aided design, test and verification of (digital) circuits and systems (VLSI CAD)

Honours and Awards
  • 2021 EDA-Medal by German edacentrum
  • 2013 Teaching Award University of Freiburg
  • 2012 Fellowship for Innovations in University Teaching (Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, Joachim Herz Stiftung und Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft)
  • 2012 Instructional Development Award, University of Freiburg
  • since 2011 Member of Academia Europaea
  • since 2008 IEEE Fellow for contributions to the development of algorithms and data structures for testing and verification of integrated circuits

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