Wolf earns IEEE education award

The Circuits and Systems Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers has awarded its 2006 Education Award to Wayne Wolf, Princeton professor of electrical engineering.

The award recognizes Wolf’s “outstanding education and leadership in very large scale integrated (VLSI) systems and embedded computing.” In recent years, Wolf has taught several courses in those areas: “Embedded Computing,” Design of VLSI Systems” and, with Professor Perry Cook, “Pervasive Information Systems.”

Wolf, whose research interests extend to multimedia systems and computer-aided design, also teaches “Computer Architecture and Organization.”

In addition to teaching, Wolf has written three textbooks: “Modern VLSI Design” (now in its third edition), “Computers as Components” and “FPGA-Based System Design.” A fourth text, “High-Performance Embedded Computing,” will be published this September.

Wolf maintains an active role in research and leadership in his field. He is currently co-chair of several major professional meetings: the International Conference on Compilers, Architecture and Synthesis for Embedded Systems; the Multiprocessor System-on-Chip Workshop; the Workshop on Distributed Smart Cameras; and the International Symposium on Networks-on-Chips. He is the founding editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems and also co-founded the journal Design Automation of Embedded Systems. He is the embedded systems column editor for IEEE Computer.

Wolf completed his undergraduate and graduate education at Stanford University, receiving his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1984. He conducted research at AT&T Bell Laboratories until 1989, when he joined the Princeton faculty. He is a fellow of the IEEE and the Association of Computing Machinery.